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Host Rick Seaman is a Vietnam combat infantryman ('68 & '69) who went on to compile a unique career that included Hollywood stunts, screenwriting, producing and teaching. His interviews and discussions with fellow grunts from World War II to The War On Terror are about getting the sleeves rolled up, to hell with guidelines and just hearing their stories.
Show #1 - Rick visits the headquarters of the IAVA, and does an "Unplugged" interview with the organization's founder Paul Rieckhoff. Paul served as a combat infantry officer in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division.
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Show # 2 - Rick welcomes retired Marine Corp counter intelligence NCO Lynn Mattocks. This is part one of a 3 part Special Series. Three tours in Vietnam, action in Lebanon 1958, and the Phillipines in 1964.
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Show # 3 - Guest Lynn Mattocks, continuing the story of his three tours in Vietnam and around the world. Included are some amazing accounts on the Gulf of Tonkin, the Tet offensive and of his role with the CIA and the State Dept.
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Show # 4 - Part three of the Lynn Mattocks special interview. We learn of Lynn\'s involvement with the release of the POW\'s as well as his current community service with local schools to bring special awareness to the Vietnam history.
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Show # 5 - The amazing story of Bob Wieland is the first of two interviews with double amputees from Vietnam. Bob was seriously wounded while serving with the US Army\'s 25th Infantry Division. He recovered and went on to become known as Mr. Inspiration.
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Show # 6 - Joe Alexander, another double amputee from Vietnam is Rick\'s guest. See how Joe took his disability and used it to serve the veterans\' community.
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Show # 7 - Rick visits the home of World War II combat Marine veteran, George J. Burns. George was awarded the silver star for action on Iwo Jima.
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Show # 8 - Vietnam vet Jim Wilkey is Rick\'s guest. Jim served with the Navy Seabees in \'68 and \'69 and then went on to become a Hollywood stuntman famous for big stunts in big rig trucks. Jim also tells about how the VFW stepped up for his veteran father\'s funeral.
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Show # 9 - Marine combat vet Eric Schrumpf is Rick\'s guest. Eric was part of the Baghdad invasion force in 2003, and has since been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. He discusses how he has learned to recognize and manage the symptoms.
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Show # 10 - Rick\'s guest is Marine Iraq combat vet Sean Huze. Sean, who has written and produced three stage plays about Iraq warriors, was with a light armored reconnaissance unit during the 2003 Iraq invasion.
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Show # 11 - Part 2 of the interview wtih Marine combat vet Sean Huze. Rick and Sean compare combat in Iraq to combat in Vietnam. Also discussed is Sean\'s involvement with Paul Rieckhoff and the IAVA, as well as a special announcement regarding a new channel on Veterans Network.
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Show #12 - Host Rick Seaman interviews the niece of World War II hero Eddie Livingston. She tells of his heroism behind the lines of Normandy, his capture by the Nazis, and the heartbreaking life story that followed. She also tells of her plans to return Eddie\'s ashes to his hometown via escort by a Veterans Motorcycle Organization.
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Show #13 - War cartoonist Tad Foster is Rick\'s guest. They discuss his journey from Marine combat grunt, to CAP platoon psychological NCO, to combat artist. Tad authored The Vietnam Funny Book which received high praise from Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and WWII cartoonist Bill Mauldin.
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Show #14 - Host Rick Seaman is joined by Network staff writer Tim Noio. Featured are numerous clips and excerpts of Iraq and Afghanistan Vets voicing their opinions and experiences regarding those wars. The hosts open the show with heated criticism of the press, Dow Chemical, and the presidential candidates. Rick also addresses a court case against a soldier on trial for murder in Iraq. Also Ben Stein speaks out about Veterans.
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Show #15 Shad Meshad Unplugged - Part one of a multi-part series of interviews with Shad Meshad, war psychologist, PTSD expert, and founder of the National Veterans Foundation.
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Show #16 Shad Meshad Unplugged - Part two of a multi-part series of interviews with Shad Meshad, war psychologist, PTSD expert, and founder of the National Veterans Foundation.
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Show #17 - News writer Tim Noio joins host Rick Seaman. Topics are Olympics, the new GI Bill, combat marine amputee Cpl. Garrett Jones\' return to combat zone, and Rick recaps his \"gas pump remedies\". They also discuss the new channel on Veterans Network,\"The Veterans Legislation Ledger\" hosted by Congressman Bob Filner. A video clip from a House of Veterans Affairs Hearing is also featured where Mr. Filner rips a DOD witness.
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Show #18 - Eleven Bravo presents an amazing documentary video story of the B-24 Liberated Bomber from WWII, with live interviews from B-24 (Starduster) pilot Capt. Willis Miller and his crew.
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Show #19 - Rick reviews The American Motorcycle Girls, a photographic history of early women motorcyclists. Next an interview with Marc Yablonka author of Distant War a compilation of stories and interviews that bridge the history and aftermath of the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from the 1950's to present.
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