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Patriot to the Core

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Ep 074 – Memorial Day Special: Bobby Bonello Escorting Mark’s Body to Dover – The Angel Flight

Today Mark’s friend and teammate tells us what it was like to get the news of Mark’s death, how he got a risky flight out of his FOB and met up with Mark so he could escort his buddy back to the states as part of the Angel Flight. This episode is solely about Bobby Bonello and Mark Forester. Even though much of what is discussed is written in my book, I wanted to have an oral history and capture Bobby’s feelings and some details that were left out of the book. Seeing Bobby at Dover AFB for the Dignified Transfer was somewhat comforting. He knew Mark and knew us. Up until then, our notifications had been from those who knew Mark, but we didn’t really know. Bobby was visibly shaken and had a sort of blank look in his face when we first saw him. Probably how we looked too. The picture above is Bobby at Mark’s casket/transfer case in a C-17 in Kandahar, just before leaving for Dover AFB.Although barely being able to see Bobby’s face, he looks shaken, worn and upset. I still can’t tell you who took these pictures, but they were a friend of a family friend who happened to be there. Amazingly this person found out who it was and made the connection, got the pics to his friend, who then sent to me. It was only a matter a days after this happened. And hope you enjoy clips of the song used. Credit to Radney Foster, Angel Flight. **originally aired Sept. 29, 2017 as episode 038** *PTC is on Patreon. If you like what you’re hearing please check out how you can help the cause so I can provide quality content and keep on keeping on! Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com

54 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 074 – Memorial Day Special: Bobby Bonello Escorting Mark’s Body to Dover – The Angel Flight

Ep 073 – Linda Ambard | Courageously Alive

It seemed Linda Ambard was the last person to find out about her husband, Maj. Philip Ambard’s death. The media knew, her co-workers knew and even some of her children found out via social media. Linda shares why her late husband immigrated to the United States, learned English, along with 7 other languages, and then chose to join the Air Force. Her notification and details of this death were far from effective, but we know who his killer was. It was an insider–someone he and his teammates trusted. Since, she’s been on a mission to help the Air Force know where to improve and to help military spouses understand how to avoid some of the challenges she faced in the days following his death. Linda still doesn’t have clear answers, but she’s forgiven Phil’s killer (who killed a total of 9 Americans that day) and has “hope” for the Afghan people. Since his death, she’s run 55 marathons (total of 200) on six continents. She’s been on the Antarctica Marathon waiting list and will accomplish that goal in 2021. She’s a champion of getting outside, running, and relying on your faith to get thru challenges. She’s a woman of action and change. It was great having her on Patriot to the Core! You can get her book here and learn more about her husband Maj. Phil Ambard: Courageously Alive Afghan Pilot wanted to kill Americans Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.comRock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

47 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 073 – Linda Ambard | Courageously Alive

Ep 072 – Mark Lauren | Bodyweight Master & Best-selling Fitness Author

I know I’m not the only one who is getting an increased amount of target marketing on alternatives to gyms. Our current situation that has caused gyms to close didn’t change my routine at all b/c I don’t rely on one. The reason; my exercise strategy changed when I began following Mark Lauren’s programs in January of 2018. His quote to me in this episode, which originally aired July 2018, has proven to be ahead of it’s time: “A critical and essential piece to long term fitness is being independent.” Here we discuss how to be independent of a gym membership, unnecessary equipment and much more. Back on the show is former Air Force combat controller (CCT) Mark Lauren. In episode 40, we discussed his early life, time in military and how he implemented his workouts in the CCT pipeline. Now, we’re talking a little more about how he observed that the fitness industry at large was backward, ineffective, and unsustainable in it’s approach. So, he created fitness programming that improves performance outside of the gym. Lauren’s understanding of athletic fundamentals allows him to create exercise programs for all ability groups that improve performance and physical condition in record time, injury free, by mastering the fundamentals. Bodyweight training is Mark’s calling in life. And I’m a big believer in his philosophy and movements. Today we talk about those programs and the success of his app at MarkLauren.com. Follow Mark on Instagram *Originally aired July 9, 2018* Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

54 MINMAR 30
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Ep 072 – Mark Lauren | Bodyweight Master & Best-selling Fitness Author

Ep 071 – Jeff Kyle: Marine & Gold Star brother

Most of you have heard of Chris Kyle or seen the movie “American Sniper“, directed by Clint Eastwood. It was a very popular book and movie. But I always wondered about his brother Jeff. What made him serve in the military? How close were he and Chris and how did Chris’ death affect him? Today is one Gold Star brother talking with another about his life growing up and how he was “set straight” by a veteran at the VA who told him he’s all talk and no action. That was a turning point for Jeff. We also discuss the great work he and his family are doing with https://www.chriskylememorialbenefit.com/ and American Valor Foundation, in addition, his job at United States Tactical If you enjoy this podcast or any of my other 70 episodes, please give me a rating on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are big help in the success of the show. Thank you. Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

76 MINMAR 16
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Ep 071 – Jeff Kyle: Marine & Gold Star brother

Ep 070 – Michael Yon | Insurgency in Hong Kong

“Cowardice and courage; both are infectious. The Hong Kongers are showing a lot of courage.” Michael Yon (Instagram Michael_yon_world) is back on the show to discuss what’s going on it Hong Kong. We get into some deep history on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as talk its comparison to Poland in the 80’s. He’s been on the ground, in the action, since summer of 2019. I’ve watched his videos and seen a man on fire, much violence and anger between protestors and traitors. Yon has written a plethora of books and articles. One recent, in-depth interview was on American Thought Leaders from a few weeks ago. You can watch that here: American Thought Leaders Learn more about Michael from his blog Now, enjoy the history lesson and why it’s important that the United States stands up to China. And you can listen to my first interview with this “premier combat journalist” Michael from episode 13 here. Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

62 MINJAN 27
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Ep 070 – Michael Yon | Insurgency in Hong Kong

Ep 069 – Hershel “Woody” Williams | Medal of Honor Recipient

Woody Williams will never forget the odor of burning human remains. “There are some things about that 4 hours that have bothered me my whole life… I can’t remember going back and getting the other 5 flamethrowers. It was so horrific, I didn’t want to remember.” I was introduced to death by flamethrower after learning of Mr. Williams. He went thru5 –70 lb flamethrowers in a 4-hour battle on Iwo Jima. Two of the Marines assigned to him were killed that day protecting his life. He is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from that battle, and the last surviving Marine to receive the MOH for heroism in World War II. You could say Mr. Williams liveda sheltered life up until his time in the military. Prior, he’d never heard of Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, or Japan. He joined the Marines to protect his country and protect his freedom. He thought he’d be staying in the U.S., but after boot camp he learned they’d be fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. I asked, “What did you know about Iwo Jima before you got there?” His response, “Not a thing!” Later he saw the flag raisedon Mount Suribachi, but didn’t consider the significance at that time. He had a job to do and wasn’t reveling in the moment. His story is remarkable. He was awarded the MOH by Pres. Truman, but admits being more nervous to meet the Commandant of the Marine Corp than the President. He shares with us what both these men told him regarding the medal. He didn’t know anything about the MOH. Even the day he received it he didn’t know what it was about. I even get his opinion on the NFL controversies over kneeling during the National Anthem. Awesome interview. You should read his medal citation below and learn more about him at these links: Read his Medal of Honor Citation Learn about his foundation: Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation *originally published Oct 30, 2017 Copyright 2019 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

62 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Ep 069 – Hershel “Woody” Williams | Medal of Honor Recipient

Ep 068 – Nic McKinley | Unleashing the Warriors on Child Trafficking

Nic is a former Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) and Country Chief for a special unit within the CIA. During his career he witnessed the epidemic of child trafficking within illegal markets and recognized the opportunity to apply his training to influence this global crisis. How do he and his organization, DeliverFund, do this? By equipping, training and advising law enforcement officers to track down and arrest these worthless scums of the earth. They focus on getting the source by unleashing the warriors. In some instances, they’ve reduced the time to find and arrest traffickers down to days and hours. To say Nic McKinley has a firm understanding about these illicit, illegal markets and has the highest levels of training to effectively combat them is an understatement. Click here to learn more about Nic and DeliverFund. This non-profit could always use any donation to help fight this evil. And in case you wondered if Nic is the real Jack Ryan… he is. Here’s proof. Copyright 2019 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

44 MIN2019 OCT 14
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Ep 068 – Nic McKinley | Unleashing the Warriors on Child Trafficking

Ep 067 – Special: Mark Forester – Hammerhead

On this 9th anniversary of the death of Mark Forester, I talk with our dad and sister. Obviously this is more of a personal episode where we talk about Mark at various stages in life and Dad and Terri’s relationship with him. You may not know it by pictures or only knowing Mark as an adult, but he went thru a lazy period as a teenager. He also spent entirely too much time playing a ridiculous computer game called “Return of the Shadow” (or something like that). This is a rare time when Dad is recorded talking about Mark. So, join me today as we honor Senior Airman Mark Forester, who was killed-in-action on this day in 2010 in Afghanistan. If you want to learn more about Mark, throughout his life and military, you can purchase his book from Amazon here: My Brother in Arms Also, if you feel so included to support my podcast, it’s easy via Patreon. The $$ amount you can contribute is very little. Regardless, thank you for listening and sharing. Copyright 2019 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

42 MIN2019 SEP 29
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Ep 067 – Special: Mark Forester – Hammerhead

Ep 066 – Lauren Sisler | Firsthand Effects of Addiction and Overcoming Tragedy

When Lauren Sisler’s phone rang at 3 am, she never expected her father to say that her mother had died. When her plane landed in Virginia that same day, all she wanted was a big hug from her dad, only he wasn’t there. In those few hours, he had died too. Today, this ESPN and AL.com sports broadcaster tells how she was ashamed for far too long about how her parents died. When she finally was transparent–that they had overdosed on prescription painkillers, she felt freedom and healing. This Navy daughter has an inspirational message about overcoming grief and despair and finding success. After all, she was only 18 when she lost both parents. Thank goodness for her older brother, Aunt and Uncle, and coaches at Rutgers who didn’t cut her any slack. I look forward to seeing her on the sidelines more this year in the college football season. You can also watch this interview on YouTube. Thank you Sheepdog Firearms for letting us record another show in your fine facility. Mentioned in ...

70 MIN2019 AUG 5
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Ep 066 – Lauren Sisler | Firsthand Effects of Addiction and Overcoming Tragedy

Ep 065 – Memorial Day: Renee Nickell | Her Brother was Always Her Hero

Renee Nickell’s brother, Major Samuel Griffith, was killed-in-action in Dec, 2011. Since then, she’s gone thru many dark valleys and has found healing by writing a book: “Always My Hero” about her older brother and best friend. With her appearance last week on Home and Family, and her radio, podcast and TV tour this past year, she’s done an incredible job spreading the word about Marine Sam Griffith. Her brother Sam left behind a wife, children, and grieving parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. This former F-18 pilot – turned Forward Air Controller, did his part to not only raise a noble posterity, but also lead his men and eliminate terrorists. Her book goes deep into the conflicts her family fought through after Sam’s death. Miraculously she got $400 so she, husband and children could drive non-stop from Florida to Dover AFB to witness the arrival of her brother’s remains as part of the Dignified Transfer. As a Gold Star sibling, I have tremendous respect for Renee a...

67 MIN2019 MAY 26
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Ep 065 – Memorial Day: Renee Nickell | Her Brother was Always Her Hero

Latest Episodes

Ep 074 – Memorial Day Special: Bobby Bonello Escorting Mark’s Body to Dover – The Angel Flight

Today Mark’s friend and teammate tells us what it was like to get the news of Mark’s death, how he got a risky flight out of his FOB and met up with Mark so he could escort his buddy back to the states as part of the Angel Flight. This episode is solely about Bobby Bonello and Mark Forester. Even though much of what is discussed is written in my book, I wanted to have an oral history and capture Bobby’s feelings and some details that were left out of the book. Seeing Bobby at Dover AFB for the Dignified Transfer was somewhat comforting. He knew Mark and knew us. Up until then, our notifications had been from those who knew Mark, but we didn’t really know. Bobby was visibly shaken and had a sort of blank look in his face when we first saw him. Probably how we looked too. The picture above is Bobby at Mark’s casket/transfer case in a C-17 in Kandahar, just before leaving for Dover AFB.Although barely being able to see Bobby’s face, he looks shaken, worn and upset. I still can’t tell you who took these pictures, but they were a friend of a family friend who happened to be there. Amazingly this person found out who it was and made the connection, got the pics to his friend, who then sent to me. It was only a matter a days after this happened. And hope you enjoy clips of the song used. Credit to Radney Foster, Angel Flight. **originally aired Sept. 29, 2017 as episode 038** *PTC is on Patreon. If you like what you’re hearing please check out how you can help the cause so I can provide quality content and keep on keeping on! Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com

54 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 074 – Memorial Day Special: Bobby Bonello Escorting Mark’s Body to Dover – The Angel Flight

Ep 073 – Linda Ambard | Courageously Alive

It seemed Linda Ambard was the last person to find out about her husband, Maj. Philip Ambard’s death. The media knew, her co-workers knew and even some of her children found out via social media. Linda shares why her late husband immigrated to the United States, learned English, along with 7 other languages, and then chose to join the Air Force. Her notification and details of this death were far from effective, but we know who his killer was. It was an insider–someone he and his teammates trusted. Since, she’s been on a mission to help the Air Force know where to improve and to help military spouses understand how to avoid some of the challenges she faced in the days following his death. Linda still doesn’t have clear answers, but she’s forgiven Phil’s killer (who killed a total of 9 Americans that day) and has “hope” for the Afghan people. Since his death, she’s run 55 marathons (total of 200) on six continents. She’s been on the Antarctica Marathon waiting list and will accomplish that goal in 2021. She’s a champion of getting outside, running, and relying on your faith to get thru challenges. She’s a woman of action and change. It was great having her on Patriot to the Core! You can get her book here and learn more about her husband Maj. Phil Ambard: Courageously Alive Afghan Pilot wanted to kill Americans Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.comRock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

47 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 073 – Linda Ambard | Courageously Alive

Ep 072 – Mark Lauren | Bodyweight Master & Best-selling Fitness Author

I know I’m not the only one who is getting an increased amount of target marketing on alternatives to gyms. Our current situation that has caused gyms to close didn’t change my routine at all b/c I don’t rely on one. The reason; my exercise strategy changed when I began following Mark Lauren’s programs in January of 2018. His quote to me in this episode, which originally aired July 2018, has proven to be ahead of it’s time: “A critical and essential piece to long term fitness is being independent.” Here we discuss how to be independent of a gym membership, unnecessary equipment and much more. Back on the show is former Air Force combat controller (CCT) Mark Lauren. In episode 40, we discussed his early life, time in military and how he implemented his workouts in the CCT pipeline. Now, we’re talking a little more about how he observed that the fitness industry at large was backward, ineffective, and unsustainable in it’s approach. So, he created fitness programming that improves performance outside of the gym. Lauren’s understanding of athletic fundamentals allows him to create exercise programs for all ability groups that improve performance and physical condition in record time, injury free, by mastering the fundamentals. Bodyweight training is Mark’s calling in life. And I’m a big believer in his philosophy and movements. Today we talk about those programs and the success of his app at MarkLauren.com. Follow Mark on Instagram *Originally aired July 9, 2018* Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

54 MINMAR 30
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Ep 072 – Mark Lauren | Bodyweight Master & Best-selling Fitness Author

Ep 071 – Jeff Kyle: Marine & Gold Star brother

Most of you have heard of Chris Kyle or seen the movie “American Sniper“, directed by Clint Eastwood. It was a very popular book and movie. But I always wondered about his brother Jeff. What made him serve in the military? How close were he and Chris and how did Chris’ death affect him? Today is one Gold Star brother talking with another about his life growing up and how he was “set straight” by a veteran at the VA who told him he’s all talk and no action. That was a turning point for Jeff. We also discuss the great work he and his family are doing with https://www.chriskylememorialbenefit.com/ and American Valor Foundation, in addition, his job at United States Tactical If you enjoy this podcast or any of my other 70 episodes, please give me a rating on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are big help in the success of the show. Thank you. Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

76 MINMAR 16
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Ep 071 – Jeff Kyle: Marine & Gold Star brother

Ep 070 – Michael Yon | Insurgency in Hong Kong

“Cowardice and courage; both are infectious. The Hong Kongers are showing a lot of courage.” Michael Yon (Instagram Michael_yon_world) is back on the show to discuss what’s going on it Hong Kong. We get into some deep history on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as talk its comparison to Poland in the 80’s. He’s been on the ground, in the action, since summer of 2019. I’ve watched his videos and seen a man on fire, much violence and anger between protestors and traitors. Yon has written a plethora of books and articles. One recent, in-depth interview was on American Thought Leaders from a few weeks ago. You can watch that here: American Thought Leaders Learn more about Michael from his blog Now, enjoy the history lesson and why it’s important that the United States stands up to China. And you can listen to my first interview with this “premier combat journalist” Michael from episode 13 here. Copyright 2020 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

62 MINJAN 27
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Ep 070 – Michael Yon | Insurgency in Hong Kong

Ep 069 – Hershel “Woody” Williams | Medal of Honor Recipient

Woody Williams will never forget the odor of burning human remains. “There are some things about that 4 hours that have bothered me my whole life… I can’t remember going back and getting the other 5 flamethrowers. It was so horrific, I didn’t want to remember.” I was introduced to death by flamethrower after learning of Mr. Williams. He went thru5 –70 lb flamethrowers in a 4-hour battle on Iwo Jima. Two of the Marines assigned to him were killed that day protecting his life. He is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from that battle, and the last surviving Marine to receive the MOH for heroism in World War II. You could say Mr. Williams liveda sheltered life up until his time in the military. Prior, he’d never heard of Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, or Japan. He joined the Marines to protect his country and protect his freedom. He thought he’d be staying in the U.S., but after boot camp he learned they’d be fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. I asked, “What did you know about Iwo Jima before you got there?” His response, “Not a thing!” Later he saw the flag raisedon Mount Suribachi, but didn’t consider the significance at that time. He had a job to do and wasn’t reveling in the moment. His story is remarkable. He was awarded the MOH by Pres. Truman, but admits being more nervous to meet the Commandant of the Marine Corp than the President. He shares with us what both these men told him regarding the medal. He didn’t know anything about the MOH. Even the day he received it he didn’t know what it was about. I even get his opinion on the NFL controversies over kneeling during the National Anthem. Awesome interview. You should read his medal citation below and learn more about him at these links: Read his Medal of Honor Citation Learn about his foundation: Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation *originally published Oct 30, 2017 Copyright 2019 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

62 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Ep 069 – Hershel “Woody” Williams | Medal of Honor Recipient

Ep 068 – Nic McKinley | Unleashing the Warriors on Child Trafficking

Nic is a former Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) and Country Chief for a special unit within the CIA. During his career he witnessed the epidemic of child trafficking within illegal markets and recognized the opportunity to apply his training to influence this global crisis. How do he and his organization, DeliverFund, do this? By equipping, training and advising law enforcement officers to track down and arrest these worthless scums of the earth. They focus on getting the source by unleashing the warriors. In some instances, they’ve reduced the time to find and arrest traffickers down to days and hours. To say Nic McKinley has a firm understanding about these illicit, illegal markets and has the highest levels of training to effectively combat them is an understatement. Click here to learn more about Nic and DeliverFund. This non-profit could always use any donation to help fight this evil. And in case you wondered if Nic is the real Jack Ryan… he is. Here’s proof. Copyright 2019 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

44 MIN2019 OCT 14
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Ep 068 – Nic McKinley | Unleashing the Warriors on Child Trafficking

Ep 067 – Special: Mark Forester – Hammerhead

On this 9th anniversary of the death of Mark Forester, I talk with our dad and sister. Obviously this is more of a personal episode where we talk about Mark at various stages in life and Dad and Terri’s relationship with him. You may not know it by pictures or only knowing Mark as an adult, but he went thru a lazy period as a teenager. He also spent entirely too much time playing a ridiculous computer game called “Return of the Shadow” (or something like that). This is a rare time when Dad is recorded talking about Mark. So, join me today as we honor Senior Airman Mark Forester, who was killed-in-action on this day in 2010 in Afghanistan. If you want to learn more about Mark, throughout his life and military, you can purchase his book from Amazon here: My Brother in Arms Also, if you feel so included to support my podcast, it’s easy via Patreon. The $$ amount you can contribute is very little. Regardless, thank you for listening and sharing. Copyright 2019 Thad Foresterhttp://www.patriottothecore.comemail questions tothad@patriottothecore.com Rock Tune by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist:http://audionautix.com/

42 MIN2019 SEP 29
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Ep 067 – Special: Mark Forester – Hammerhead

Ep 066 – Lauren Sisler | Firsthand Effects of Addiction and Overcoming Tragedy

When Lauren Sisler’s phone rang at 3 am, she never expected her father to say that her mother had died. When her plane landed in Virginia that same day, all she wanted was a big hug from her dad, only he wasn’t there. In those few hours, he had died too. Today, this ESPN and AL.com sports broadcaster tells how she was ashamed for far too long about how her parents died. When she finally was transparent–that they had overdosed on prescription painkillers, she felt freedom and healing. This Navy daughter has an inspirational message about overcoming grief and despair and finding success. After all, she was only 18 when she lost both parents. Thank goodness for her older brother, Aunt and Uncle, and coaches at Rutgers who didn’t cut her any slack. I look forward to seeing her on the sidelines more this year in the college football season. You can also watch this interview on YouTube. Thank you Sheepdog Firearms for letting us record another show in your fine facility. Mentioned in ...

70 MIN2019 AUG 5
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Ep 066 – Lauren Sisler | Firsthand Effects of Addiction and Overcoming Tragedy

Ep 065 – Memorial Day: Renee Nickell | Her Brother was Always Her Hero

Renee Nickell’s brother, Major Samuel Griffith, was killed-in-action in Dec, 2011. Since then, she’s gone thru many dark valleys and has found healing by writing a book: “Always My Hero” about her older brother and best friend. With her appearance last week on Home and Family, and her radio, podcast and TV tour this past year, she’s done an incredible job spreading the word about Marine Sam Griffith. Her brother Sam left behind a wife, children, and grieving parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. This former F-18 pilot – turned Forward Air Controller, did his part to not only raise a noble posterity, but also lead his men and eliminate terrorists. Her book goes deep into the conflicts her family fought through after Sam’s death. Miraculously she got $400 so she, husband and children could drive non-stop from Florida to Dover AFB to witness the arrival of her brother’s remains as part of the Dignified Transfer. As a Gold Star sibling, I have tremendous respect for Renee a...

67 MIN2019 MAY 26
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Ep 065 – Memorial Day: Renee Nickell | Her Brother was Always Her Hero
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