Military Reunion Network Radio Show

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Vietnam Veterans of America…..creating a new chapter!

VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans.  Rich Krejsa’s goal was to created a new VVA Chapter. vva.org

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A Journey on an Honor Flight

Terry Schmidt who served on the USS Henry B. Wilson DDG -7, took and Honor Flight to Washington, DC.  We had a chance to visit with him about his experience.

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Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief was founded in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri.  Volunteers from competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families, police, fire, National Guard and emergency personnel.

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Operation Home-Work with Jerry Sliffe

Jerry Sliffe talks about helping Veterans find work through trade work and trade schools.

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Kelly Luisi on Homeless Veterans Of San Diego

When Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot’s life ended on April 22, 2006, in military action near Baghdad, Iraq, his sister Kelly Luisi’s life immediately changed in two significant ways: Kelly became a member of a group that no one wants to join, becoming Gold Star Family member; and she marked Kyle’s death as a milestone in her own life by starting an outreach to the military that continues today.

Homeless Veterans of San Diego exists to put an end to the epidemic of homelessness among our veterans. No veteran that has served our country should have to sleep next to a freeway, in downtown doorways, under bridges, in tents on busy city streets, or in brush in canyons and parks.

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The Villages Florida's Friendliest Hometown

The Morse family founded The Villages over 30 years ago, with a vision to create a warm, secure and friendly hometown where all your retirement dreams come true. The Villages are also helping veterans both in and out of there community. www.thevillages.com

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Experience Columbus

Roger Dudley and Lexy Sweet talk with Sharon on all things Experience Columbus.

Come experience columbus and see what makes us a great city to visit. Find things to do, hotels, restaurants, events and visitor travel information. Come See all that we have to Offer are Vets and How we can serve you and help you have a great reunion.

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We are off to Wichita Kansas

Sharon talks with Lindsay Gulley about all things Wichita.

Expect the unexpected! Big-city amenities - Midwestern prices! Explore art museumshands-on exhibits, Old West and Indian artifacts - even a T. Rex skeleton. Dine at more than 1,000 restaurantsShopping choices abound with eclectic shops, antique stores, and open-air shopping centers. When it comes to dining, shopping and playingWichita has something for everyone!  www.visitwichita.com

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The Story behind the Kissing Sailor told by Shipmate Hal Burke

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The Kissing Sailor is one of the most iconic photographs in American History. Veteran Hal Burke stops by MRN Radio to talk about his friend George Mendonsa and how the photograph came to be.  show sponsor: Best Western Merry Manor

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Joe Torrillo Talks About Billy Blazes

Torillo, now retired, had started out that day heading to a press conference where a Fisher-Price action figure that he helped design was going to be unveiled. Called “Billy Blazes," the toy was made to represent a New York City firefighter. The figure sported a big bushy mustache, just like Torillo’s.

But he ended up racing to his firehouse instead when he saw the first twin tower on fire, where he ditched the dress uniform and grabbed that of another firefighter who was off that day.

Torillo almost died in the attack when the buildings collapsed and he was covered in a pile of steel and concrete rubble. He suffered fractures to his skull, neck and spine, and had internal injuries. “I was buried in the darkness,” he said.

Torillo said he could hear others yelling in the debris. The screams turned to crying, then to whimpers and then finally gave way to silence.

“One by one they all died,” he said. “And I was still alive.” He was finally dug out by rescuers who could hear the beeping of his firefighter oxygen equipment. Taken to a boat on the Hudson River he heard them saying that he could die.

 When doctors later cut his clothes off at the hospital he was admitted under the name of the firefighter who's name was on the uniform . Torillo said he was listed as dead for three days until the mistake was discovered.

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Lets Go Visit Albuquerque!

Sharon talks with Misty Jester for Visit Albuquerque

Visiting Albuquerque allows you to experience the authentic Southwest. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural history and heritage. Native AmericanHispanic & Latino, Anglo and other cultural influences are a part of everyday life. You will always know you're someplace special, whether you're eating at one of our traditional New Mexican restaurants, shopping at one of the thousands of shops and galleries around town, enjoying our world-class visual and performing arts, or playing on the best golf courses in the Southwest. Nowhere is the confluence of past and present more dramatic than here in Albuquerque, where the modern city skyline is set against a backdrop of the stunning Sandia Mountains and an endless, timeless blue sky.

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Hospitality as big as the state of Texas!

Respect, Admiration and VIP status are the focus for the team at the Hilton San Antonio

 Andy Hearon Director of Sales and Marketing at Hilton San Antonio Airport talks with Sharon about the Hospitality you with find in Texas.

The Hilton San Antonio Airport hotel is conveniently located two miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and provides easy access to downtown San Antonio, the Alamo, North Star Mall, the famous River Walk and numerous dining options. Experience the Alamo City’s vibrant culture and see why we’re one of the most popular destinations in Texas.

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