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Interviews and conversations with U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service.

Raising of the United States flag at Iwo Jima

Men and women who gave their all

They strapped on their boots and said goodbye to loved ones to serve our country and fight for liberty. 

From Iwo Jima to Iraq

From the Patriots who fought in the American Revolution, to Civil War soldiers who fought for liberty for each man, to WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, other conflicts and peacetime, these are their stories.

US Army soldiers from the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade during the Gulf War
Master Gunnery Sergeant Brian Ivers and Corporal Jim Blane – Iwo Jima Marine

Each soldier’s story is unique and special

Tune in every Sunday to America’s Veteran’s Stories with Kim Monson to hear our veteran’s individual experiences. You’ll learn something. You’ll be inspired. And you’ll be grateful for this amazing country that we call America.


Korean War Veteran Herb Potter

Korean War Veteran Herb Potter shares stories of growing up in during WWII and his time in the Air Force.

Vietnam POW Ted Gostas

Vietnam veteran Ted Gostas had five days left in his tour of duty. He was captured at the start of the Tet Offensive. Five days turned into more than five years as a prisoner of war in a North Vietnamese POW camp.

WWII Navy Veteran Kim Kimball

WWII and Korean War Veteran Kim Kimball shares stories of his military service during WWII and the Korean War.

Andrew Biggio

Marine Veteran Andrew Biggio discusses his book The Rifle: Combat Stories From America’s Last WWII Veterans, Told Through an M1 Garand.

Doris Rotterman

Doris Rotterman, widow of WWII Veteran Bob Rotterman, discusses Bob’s experience on the USS Abner Read.

WWII Veteran Fred Wiese

WWII Veteran Fred Wiese shares stories of his childhood and joining the Army in December of 1941.

Riki Rarick

Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Rik Rarick discusses his remarkable military career.

WWII Veteran Cletis Bailey

97-year-old Cletis Bailey joined the Army in August of 1944 at the age of 18. Cletis shares his experiences as a replacement for regrouping after the Battle of the Bulge.

Army Reserve and Desert Storm Veteran Monte Goode

Army Reserve veteran Monte Goode shares stories of Arctic training in Minnesota and jungle training in Panama. Monte notes that the Reserves brings together a wide diversity of individuals that perform their duties well.

Dale Bunsen, Korean-War Era Air Controller

Ninety-year-old Air Force Veteran Dale Bunsen became active duty in 1953 just as the Korean War was winding down. Bunsen shares stories of his duties in air control.

Staff Sergeant Chris Falkel

Gold Star father Jeff Falkel shares the story of his son, Staff Sergeant Chris Falkel, who helped save the lives of everyone else on his team as well as the sixteen Afghan National Army Soldiers fighting with them.

Re-Broadcast of 3.1.2020 interview with Jim Blane

Jim Blane fought in four of the Pacific Theater battles during WWII. On the next America’s Veteran’s Stories with Kim Monson we are re-broadcasting an interview that we recorded with Jim in 2020.