179 – Brothers Forever

179 – Brothers Forever

I talk about meeting David Roberts and Josh Morin at the Volunteers of America Veterans Leadership Dinner on November 14th. David was being honored for his work in raising awareness and funds to support survivors of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club Fallen 7. Joshua was there with David and it was an honor meeting them both. During the dinner, we all agreed that we are going to work together for Josh and other Veterans who need help. No one gets left behind, Brothers Forever.

Thanks to everyone who took time out of the schedule over the last couple of weeks to talk with me to make 7 Days of Oscar Mike Radio happen. I feel a sense of accomplishment, and understand I have a lot of work to do to improve. I love doing this, and Volunteers of America – Massachusetts https://www.voamass.org/get-involved/…

Sponsor Information I am thankful to my sponsors Joyce Asack of Asack Real Estate and Mark Holmes of Reaper Detailing and Powerwashing for their support of America’s Military and Veterans.

If you watch the video and like the new logo check out Vet Unite on Facebook. Mike Damon is doing great things! Red Seal Martial Arts is also coming on board as a sponsor. Thanks for your support! Flag Courtesy of Patriotic Woodworking


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Thanks to my sponsors Joyce Asack and Mark Holmes for supporting Veterans!

Supporter Information

If you have been watching the videos, you will notice that there have been changes to the logo. This is due to the work of Marine Veteran Mike Damon. Mike is the founder of Vet Unite – https://www.facebook.com/VetUnite/. He also owns and operates Last Call Designs. https://www.facebook.com/bvsigns/. I trusted Mike with Oscar Mike Radio, you can trust him too!

176 – Ist Lt. Brian McPhillips Marine Corps Ball

176 – Ist Lt. Brian McPhillips Marine Corps Ball

I interviewed three Marines from my Marine Corps League. 1st Lt. Brian McPhillips Detachment 1115 Metro South. Our Marine Corps League is active in the both the Veteran and Civilian community. It was great getting to talk to the Detachment Officers about their involvement and what being in the Marine Corps League means to them. Thank you Marines for taking time to talk with me You can find out more by going to our website – http://www.mclmetrosouth1115.com/

If you served in the Marine Corps or as a Navy Corpsman, I can’t say enough good things about being in a Marine Corps League. You younger Marines need to check it out!



Sponsor Information

Thanks to my sponsors Joyce Asack and Mark Holmes for supporting Veterans!

Supporter Information

If you have been watching the videos, you will notice that there have been changes to the logo. This is due to the work of Marine Veteran Mike Damon. Mike is the founder of Vet Unite – https://www.facebook.com/VetUnite/. He also owns and operates Last Call Designs. https://www.facebook.com/bvsigns/. I trusted Mike with Oscar Mike Radio, you can trust him too!

162 – The Moving Wall Attleboro, MA

162 – The Moving Wall Attleboro, MA

I got an email from listener about The Moving Wall. This monument is half the size of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. There was an oppurtunity to talk with Veterans in Attleboro, MA about how this exhibit is coming to Attleboro, MA.

The Attleboro Veterans Service Officer, Ken Badertscher, along with two Vietnam Veterans came to Attleboro VFW Post 115 to talk with me about their experiences and what The Moving Wall meant to them.

As we began talking it became clear that the Vietnam War was still fresh on their minds. Both Vietnam War Veterans said that they had been healing even after all these years.. The Moving Wall shows them they are not forgotten.

And that is really the core issue with many Vietnam Veterans. For a long time, America forgot about them. America did not honor their service. These Vietnam Veterans who are alive today and are reminded of that fact. However, they are hopeful because of events like The Moving Wall. Seeing the entire city of Attleboro come together to bring this event to the region means that younger generations want to ensure stories are told. The sacrifices and ones lost will be remembered as those who answered the call, or in the case of the Vietnam War, those who didn’t have a choice to serve.

I will be going to this event, and I am looking forward to talking with these Veterans again. You all are not forgotten.


Event Information

Event is open 24 hours a day is open to the public free


Check out the video of the interview on YouTube

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Thanks to my sponsor Joyce Asack for supporting Veterans!

156 Megan Bruce – Military Sexual Trauma Movement

156 Megan Bruce – Military Sexual Trauma Movement

Megan Bruce is a Marine Veteran and talented artist, actress, and comedienne. The Movement is her current film project, but much more than a documentary. It is a way to change how Military Sexual Trauma is treated in the Marine Corps. I had talked with Megan Bruce for Episode 88 and 98, and learned a lot from collaborating with her. (Links to podcasts below).

We have talked off and on since then but never met in person. A couple weeks ago we tried to meet up when she came to my area, but things didn’t work out. Then, on a Sunday night, we had the oppurtunity to meet in Boston. I asked her if I could bring my recording gear and Megan said, “Sure, and I would like to talk with you about The Movement.”

I met Megan in a park in downtown Boston. It was a perfect night to be outside and I setup my rig in the part and we started talking.

Even before I hit the record button, it was plain to see that behind the smile, and the exhaustion from being on the road, there is an undercurrent of anger. It seemed that this anger, which has been building up for a while, has now found an outlet in the Military Sexual Trauma Movement. Megan began to talk about her experience with Military Sexual Trauma and why The Movement is going to work.

Military Sexual Trauma Movement as Megan described it is a group of people primarily made up of female Marines. These women have shared their stories with Megan and want to use their experience to make change to how rape is handled in the Marine Corps. Her film project is to capture these stories in a way that makes it impossible for change not to happen.

Listening to what Megan is doing and why in person made an impact on me as she talked about what we can do to end this problem. One can’t ignore the inaction from military leadership once you listen to Megan’s story.

I thanked Megan for her time and told her I am with my fellow Marines all the way. Semper Fidelis

Find out more about the Movement

https://www.endmst.org/

https://www.facebook.com/SgtMegan/videos/794126800984535
Interview with MSTM Founder & CEO, Janelle Marina Mendez

Sgt. Megan Videos

One of Megan’s First Videos

A must watch
Megan can do a lot with comedy. People think Daisy is real!

Sgt. Megan Contact Info


Megan on Oscar Mike Radio


Thanks to my sponsor Joyce Asack for supporting Veterans!

My sponsor Joyce Asack of Asack Realty.

Email: joyce@asackrealestate.com

Phone: 508-942-7146

Website: asackrealestate.com

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155 – MA Secretary of Veterans Services, Francisco Urena

155 – MA Secretary of Veterans Services, Francisco Urena


At Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery – Agawam, MA.

I have lived in Massachusetts for a while. Well, a long while at this point. I am still surprised when fellow Veterans tell me they don’t know their Veterans Service Officer. Massachusetts has taken many steps to ensure Veterans have access to services and benefits. One of the ways this is accomplished is via the Veterans Service Officer. The person in charge of VSOs as they are called is the Secretary of Veterans Services. It was an honor to speak with the current Secretary of Veterans Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Francisco Urena.

This was a great oppurtunity to get information that Veterans can use from the person who is in charge of taking care of us. Secretary Urena went through what VSOs and his office do to address Veteran’s needs in Massachusetts.

We also talked about a recent event where the Town of Weymouth worked with their VSO and Department of Veterans Services. The event was Scott Lobaido’s sculpture to raise awareness about PTS and Veteran’s Suicide. This was an example of a lot of people coming together to present this impactful sculpture to across the entire state of Massachusetts.

I wanted to get Secretary Urena’s perspective on Veteran’s Non-Profits. There is always a concern of how effective an organization can be when there are so many who are working in the same space. Secretary Urena said that resources are not the problem in Massachusetts. The issue is connecting Veterans to those organizations and resources that can provide assistance.

Whether it is an organization or individual looking to help Veterans, the Department of Veterans Services exists to ensure all Veterans in Massachusetts have a “hand up” when needed. Every Veteran in Massachusetts has an advocate where they reside to assist. We are not alone.

I want to say thank you to Secretary Urena and his staff for working to make this interview happen. I learned a lot and gained a better appreciation for how Veterans are served in Massachusetts. Semper Fidelis


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Thanks to my sponsor Joyce Asack for supporting Veterans!

My sponsor Joyce Asack of Asack Realty.

Email: joyce@asackrealestate.com

Phone: 508-942-7146

Website: asackrealestate.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AsackRealEstate/