This week's show opens up with Randy and Jerry welcoming back the founder of JDog Junk Removal, Jerry Flanagan. We first spoke with Jerry back in 2012, and his junk removal company that is going above and beyond helping veterans start their own business is rapidly expanding. Jerry and Randy speak with TR about his experience getting his own business off the ground following his transition from active duty to civilian life. Check out their website at jdogjunkremoval.com
Jerry and Randy speak with Branson.com's Gary Groman about the 7th Annual "Branson.com Honors Purple Heart Recipients" in Branson, MO. This event covers a fishing tournament, concerts, and entertainment inconjunction with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
The National Defense welcomes back the President of the American Humane Association to discuss the work of her organization on Capitol Hill and the Representatives and Senators that are working to bring our military and contract service dogs home.
Jerry welcomes the VFW Director of Programs, Kevin Jones, back to the program to discuss the multitude of initiatives that the Veterans of Foreign Wars are currently involved in to help all of America's veterans, active duty military, and their families.
As he does each week, Scott Halliwell of USAA brings us some sound financial advice useful not just to veterans and their families, but to everyone. This week, it's the housing market, and the issues to consider if you're looking to buy a home, sell a home, and more.
The National Defense rings up one of our all time favorites, the oldest living WWII veteran, Richard Overton. Randy and Jerry get to talk to the 108 year old, and wish him a happy 109th birthday in the beginning of May. Richard talks about his birthday plans, his service, and what it's like to be the oldest remaining WWII vet.
Another fantastic story of the VFW's Veterans Service Office helping a Vietnam Veteran recoup over a half a million dollars in benefits for conditions he sustained during his service to our country. This award was a retroactive awarding of benefits that he had given up on, but Rachel Powell of the VFW did some digging and was able to help him, AND bring us this great story.
The National Defense discusses two of their favorite subjects in one segment: golf and veterans. Randy and Jerry talk with the President and CEO of the Veteran Golfers Association, Josh Peyton, about his military service, and the genesis of this new organization. The VGA already has a load of support from the PGA and the LPGA, so keep an eye out for them at your local courses.
The National Defense opens up this week by talking about the formal desertion charges against Bowe Bergdahl. Jerry discusses his status as a P.O.W., the efforts to recover him from his captors, and the continuing twists and turns this story continues to take.
Jerry and Randy with a returning friend of the program, Al Lugo, from the VFW Veterans Village in Florida. Near Gainesville, FL, and one of the VFW's best kept secrets, Al talks about Jerry's recent trip to Veterans Village, and his participation in their recent golf tournament.