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THIS WEEK'S SHOW

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AMERIcA'S VETERAN'S STORIES

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.

PREVIOUS SHOWS

The Girl Who Wore Freedom

Christian Taylor decided to make a movie about the love story between the people of Normandy and the American GI. And she did. It’s called “The Girl Who Wore Freedom.”

WWII Merchant Marine Lucas Hecker

Lucas Hecker shares stories of growing up on the plains of Western Kansas, living through the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, and serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII.

Pueblo, The Home of Heroes

Pueblo, Colorado is known as the Home of Heroes because four Medal of Honor recipients grew up in Pueblo, Colorado

WWII POW Camps in America

Bill Rutledge discusses WWII POW camps in the United States and also some anecdotal stories of escaping from the camps.

Jimmy Doolittle and His Raiders (re-broadcast)

April 18, 1942, Jimmy Doolittle and his raiders flew medium size bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific, to bomb Japan in retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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.

Navy Pilot Steve McKenna

Veteran Navy pilot Steve McKenna shares stories from his book “Fair Winds, Following Seas, and a Few Bolters.”

Brian O’Connell

Army Veteran Brian O’Connell was in high school when America was attacked on 9/11. O’Connell decided to join the Army and still serves our country in the Army Reserves.

[Rebroadcast] WWII Veteran Andy Negra

Ninety-nine year-old WWII Veteran Andy Negra shares his stories of the Conquest of Brest, the Battle of the Bulge, and freeing prisoners from the German Buchenwald concentration camp.

[Rebroadcast] WWII Veteran Frank DeVita

WWII Veteran Frank DaVita joined the Coast Guard to serve our country. He ended up as a ramp operator on a Higgins Boat landing craft on the first wave of soldiers landing at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day.

Korean War Veteran Jim Quinn

Jim Quinn grew up in Chadron, Nebraska and was a child of the Depression. Quinn enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Fred Wiese (Rebroadcast of 7.10.2022 show)

99-year-old Fred Wiese grew up during the Depression. We are re-broadcasting an interview with Fred. He shares stories of his childhood and joining the Army in December of 1941.

Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Al English

Alan English was drafted into the Army in 1966. He attended Officer’s Training School and eventually trained to become a helicopter pilot.

WWII Marine Ken Luttrell

WWII Marine Veteran Ken Luttrell fought in four battles in the Pacific Theater during WWII; the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima.

Keith McKim

Keith McKim shares the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients Jon Cavaiani and Loren D. Hagen.

WWII Veteran Andy Negra

Ninety-nine year-old WWII Veteran Andy Negra shares his stories of the Conquest of Brest, the Battle of the Bulge, and freeing prisoners from the German Buchenwald concentration camp.

Milton Goldstein

Milton Goldstein shares stories from his military service during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III

Tuskegee Airman Ret. Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III explains how he and his team won the very first military Top Gun competition.

Perils and Pearls (Rebroadcast)

Hulda Bachman-Need reads from her memoir, Perils and Pearls, and shares her memories of being imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II.

WWII Veteran Loren Anderson

WWII Battle of the Bulge Veteran Loren Anderson discusses the Battle of the Bulge and his service during WWII.

WWII Army Veteran Rocco Telese

Drafted on July 6, 1943, Rocco Telese reflects on his WWII experiences, including a 45-day hospital stay due to a small-pox vaccine.

Eric Hohman

Air Force Combat Controller Veteran Eric Hohman shares that he joined the Air Force because of choices he made early in his college career.

Mike Medina

United States Marine Corps Veteran Mike Medina has an amazing story. Mike joined the Marines at the age of seventeen and served five deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WWII Veteran Arthur Frongello

97 year-old WWII Navy Veteran Arthur Frongello shares his story as a crewmember on a PT boat patrolling the Mediterranean.

WWII Veteran Jack Myers

Jack Myers discusses liberating Holland from Hitler and his Nazi’s tyrannical clutches, the very cold Battle of the Bulge, and liberating the Dachau concentration camp.