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. […]
Welcome to Episode 18 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Sergeant Paul Schuler, U.S. Army.I love Paul’s story because it’s a story of unlocking potential. At Basic Training, Paul was selected to be his Platoon Guide with four squad leaders reporting to him. In describing his selection, Paul notes […]
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of 1st Lieutenant Dave Anson, U.S. Army.Dave’s story is one of unexpected twists and turns. Despite being designated 4F during his military screening physical in 1964 due to flat feet, he found himself drafted into the Army. Selected for Signal […]
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Staff Sergeant Samuel D. High, U.S. Army.Sam joined the Army Reserve after graduating from North Little Rock High School because he saw storm clouds on the horizon in Southeast Asia and wanted to do his part. After his unit […]
Sometimes in life we are presented with choices where the “right” choice is obvious. Sergeant Jim Elsener, U.S. Marine Corps, was given such a choice in January 1966. He could finish out his enlistment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, having served in the Marines with honor, and return to civilian life in the Midwest. Or he could choose a course that promised many unknowns. Jim chose the latter, and as the poet Carl Sandburg so eloquently expressed, that choice has made all the difference. This is Jim’s story.
Destiny has a way of just happening, whether you want it to or not. Staff Sergeant Dean Moss, U.S. Air Force, knows that all too well. No matter how many times he tried to point his life in a particular direction, destiny kept bringing him back to where he was meant to be. He was destined to serve our country in Vietnam,
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Private First Class Richard H. Adler, U.S. Army.Rick was drafted and fought in Vietnam from July 1969 to July 1970. He was assigned to the “Jungle Warriors” of Delta Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, in the vicinity of […]
Some people have a knack for telling stories. When you listen, you can’t help but share in their excitement as they reveal an unexpected outcome or describe an event that made a difference in their lives or the lives of other people. Petty Officer Third Class Eugene Walker, U.S. Navy, has the storytelling gift.
Veterans influence and inspire us, often to follow in their footsteps. Such was the case with Command Chief Master Sergeant Dave Himmer, U.S. Air Force (retired), who looked up to his high school history teacher – a Marine in World War II – and said, “I want to be like him”. Although
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Specialist 4 Tom Garvey, U.S. Army. Tom was drafted in 1966 and served in Vietnam from February 1967 through February 1968. Tom served in the 1st Battalion of the 40th Field Artillery Regiment, known as the 1st of the 40th. […]