His father was a Black American airman stationed in Japan. His mother was a Japanese girl who ran for her life during WWII. Years after the war, they met and married. Being of mixed racial decent from both sides of WWII, Wayne Dickson has a unique outlook, especially when it […]



Following his fathers footsteps, Jason Galusha joined the Army as an MP in 1997. On the morning of Tuesday, sept 11, 2001, while he was training with his SWAT team, they heard the news and immediately received orders to secure the Pentagon. In his words, “We knew nothing would ever […]

Regan Hawthorne | 82nd Airborne Paratrooper


Inspired by his father who had served in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War and two uncles who had served as paratroopers in Vietnam, Regan made the decision to follow their example of duty and service and likewise become a paratrooper. Nearly a year after joining, he was surprised […]

Stuart Steinberg | Explosive Ordinance Disposal


From a troubled childhood to finding meaning in saving lives, Stuart Steinberg found his place as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal tech in the Vietnam War. He calls himself an “Existential Doctor”, by performing his job and saving lives. The disposal of explosives and identifying booby traps was common place, although […]

Pat Bowe | Bronze Star | Vietnam


US Army Veteran Pat Bowe received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his actions during Operation Junction City with the 173rd Airborne Recon unit. The only combat jump in Vietnam since the Korean War. He still carries the shrapnel from his wounds more than 50 years later. This […]

George Aguilar | Last Warm Springs Veteran | Korean War

George Aguilar (92) is the last living veteran of the Korean War from Warm Springs Tribal Reservation in Central Oregon. In this episode he shares a proud heritage of Native Americans serving in the Armed Forces as well a fresh perspective on cultural identity in the light of historical tradition.