THIS WEEK'S SHOW
World War II Veteran Jody Lander (Re-Broadcast from May 24, 2020)
Dallas, Texas, boy Jody Lander was drafted into the Army in 1943. Jody volunteered to become a paratrooper because he thought it would be exciting.
AMERIcA'S VETERAN'S STORIES
Interviews and conversations with U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service.
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.
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.
World War II Veteran Wally King
Ninety-nine year-old Wally King flew seventy-five combat missions in WWII.
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 Charles Cram
WWII Veteran Charles Cram was seventeen years old when he joined the Navy.
WWII Navy Veteran Kim Kimball
WWII and Korean War Veteran Kim Kimball shares stories of his military service during WWII and the Korean War.
Medal of Honor Recipient Army Major Drew Dix
Medal of Honor recipient Ret. Army Major Drew Dix discusses fifty-six hours of battle during the Vietnam War.
Marine Veteran Andrew Biggio discusses his book The Rifle: Combat Stories From America’s Last WWII Veterans, Told Through an M1 Garand.
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.
Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Rik Rarick discusses his remarkable military career.
Major General James E. Livingston, (Ret. Marine)
Ret. Marine Major General James E. Livingston was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War in 1968.
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.
WWII Iwo Jima Marine Al Jennings
WW II Marine Al Jennings shares his story regarding the famous WWII Battle of Iwo Jima.
Vietnam Army Veteran Joe Wahrman
Joe Wahrman shares his experiences as a forward observer in the Vietnam bush.
WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Don Morrison
97-year-old WWII Veteran Don Morrison shares the stories of his thirteen combat missions.
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.
Former Navy SEAL Commander Denver Rorke
Former Navy SEAL Commander Denver Rorke shares his thoughts about tactics and leadership.