Episode 19 – Command Sergeant Major Thurman C. Cousins, U.S. Army (Retired)
Welcome to Episode 19 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Command Sergeant Major Thurman C. Cousins, U.S. Army (Retired).
Thurman Cousins is a soldier’s soldier. Steeled in battle during the Korean War, he went on to serve two combat tours in Vietnam and rose to the Army’s highest enlisted rank. He knew how to lead men in combat and taught them how to fight, win, and survive. To this day, he is still revered by the men he served with and is a hero in every sense of the word. He’s the kind of soldier whose story needs to be told.
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May 6, 2022 @ 9:43 AM
Thurman is the most outstanding man I know. He is my brother-in-law and he is very special to all his family. As you can see his stories are fascinating. We love to hear him tell them over and over. A brave man he is with lots of courage and determination.Thurman is my hero and I’m very proud of him to this very day. I love you Thurman.
May 7, 2022 @ 4:08 PM
Vicki – Thanks for your comment – I’m so glad you were able to listen to Thurman’s story!
May 6, 2022 @ 10:23 AM
I have the honor of attending church with Command Sergeant Major Thurman Cousins. Thank you for featuring him on your podcast.
May 7, 2022 @ 4:09 PM
Mike – Thanks for taking the time to listen to Thurman’s story and for leaving a comment!
May 7, 2022 @ 7:18 PM
Was one of COUSINS boys, continue to talk with him often, a remarkable man.
May 8, 2022 @ 7:32 AM
Larry – thanks for taking the time to listen to Thurman’s story!
May 10, 2022 @ 1:07 PM
My wifes uncle and a true American Patroit. Thank you for sharing his story.
May 19, 2022 @ 6:39 AM
Gary – thank you for taking the time to listen to Thurman’s story!
May 13, 2022 @ 9:45 AM
We are good friends with Mr Cousins and live maybe 3 miles or so apart. My husband Lawrence Snell served with Cousins in Vietnam. He is a wonderful man. Loves everyone so we always keep in touch with him. He’s a great nan.
May 19, 2022 @ 6:41 AM
Brenda – thanks for taking the time to leave a comment about Thurman, and please thank your husband for his service in Vietnam.
August 1, 2022 @ 9:10 AM
It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you CSM Dad passed away this morning! He was 89 and had recently suffered several small strokes. Thank you all for the wonderful comments and memories of him. He will be missed by so many.
August 1, 2022 @ 8:24 PM
Carlton – I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Your dad is an American hero and we will all miss him.
August 5, 2022 @ 6:13 PM
R.I.P Great Uncle Thurman!! He was a true American Hero. Thank you for sharing his story. I’m so lucky I had the privilege of knowing him growing up and seeing him. I love hearing stories about family. He will be greatly missed. We love and miss him so.
August 7, 2022 @ 5:59 AM
LeAnn – I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Not only was he your Great Uncle, but he was a Great American.