Greetings All!

This week, we welcomed onto the show Richard "Goose" Giesecke.  Goose is well-known to many of us as the Executive Producer (a/k/a "adult supervision") of the "Dwyer & Michaels" morning show.  Goose is also a U.S. Army Veteran who served during Desert Storm.  Here is some background on Desert Storm from The History Channel.

Goose shared with us the story of how a "small town kid" from around the Quad Cities joined the Army and much sooner than expected found himself in the desert and supporting the ground that ultimately liberated Kuwait from Iraq.  We talked about his other service, including as both a paratrooper and rigger.  (A rigger is someone placed with the special trust of packing parachutes for other service members.)  We also discussed his thoughts on others serving in the military.  It was a terrific interview and I thank Goose for being so generous with his time.  

Goose on the other side of the mic, appearing on "QC Veterans' Roll Call" radio show.

We finished up the show with a book review of Red Platoon:  A True Story of American Valor.  The book tells the story of the attack on COP Keating in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.  The author of this amazing, inspiring and yes, at times heartbreaking books is former Army Staff Sergeant, SSG, Clinton L. Romesha.  SSG Romesha earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, CMOH, for his courage and leadership on that terrible day.  Here is the link to the official narrative to SSG Romesha's award.  If you would like to purchase the book, here is the Amazon link.

The cover to Red Platoon, published by Dutton. Fair use claimed for use of this photo.

Please feel free to share with us your thoughts on this book and on what you are reading.  Thank you for supporting "QC Veterans' Roll Call" radio show!

Best regards,

Jeno