Warrior Connection - 09.26.21

September 27, 2021

Brenda a Female Desert Storm 90-91 veteran is interviewed Re about Gulf war illness. Then we covered  about her COVID19 hospitalization and her whole course being intubated with a tracheotomy and sedated and possible ECMO  then having to go to rehabilitation.  She was hospitalized from 6 July to 26 August then to rehabilitation facility until September 18. This was prior to vaccines being available in 2021.

We are all lucky to still have Brenda an Army Desert Storm Veteran with us! This was early on before the vaccines were available.  Hear her thoughts and recommendations. 

Warrior Connection- Army Sgt and American hero Garrett Anderson

September 18, 2018

September  16 edition of Warrior was a discussion former Army Sgt and  American  hero Garrett Anderson about succeeding in college  and life after severe traumatic injuries in combat.    

Warrior Connection- 09/11

September 18, 2018

September 9 edition of Warrior was discussion about 9- 11 and it's horrible medical consequences.

Warrior Connection- 09.02.18

September 4, 2018

The September 2nd edition of Warrior connection  was a discussion  with producer and director Joseph Stillman about  his new film on the life off Ramsey Clark. His film is available on Amazon.  

Warrior Connection- 06.10.18

June 15, 2018

The Jun 10th edition of Warrior Connection was dedicated to Ray Clark's USMC Vietnam era platoon members who were killed, were wounded, or survived the horrors of ground combat during the Vietnam War.   We also read two poems from Western Illinois University's 2018 edition of SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace.


Warrior Connection- 06.03.18

June 6, 2018

Our guest for this week is Desert Storm Veteran, USAF Capt. (retired) , Lydia Pace..  Lydia served as a USAF reservist from 1981-1991 during which time she was activated and deployed first to Desert Shield and then Desert Storm from October 1990 to the end of Desert Storm in February 1991..  She is an RN and while in country she served as a charge nurse with the 34th Medical Evacuation Service (MSEC) attached to the 1st Tactical Areomedical Staging Facility. Deployed right at the Desert Storm Flight Line her duty in theater  was to help prepare wounded soldiers for flight to US military hospitals located in Germany (Ramstein primarily)   or in Spain.  Serving in that capacity she helped save the lives of countless soldiers for which out country owes her a debt of honor....a debt America has yet to pay her or the other hundreds of thousands Desert Storm Veteran suffering from Persian Gulf War Illness.  Lydia her self is quite ill as a consequence of her service and she is here today to tell us about this and about her experience in war and post Desert Storm in 'battle' against the VA..  She is an unsung American hero and we are proud to have her our program today. Guest. co-host, Patricia Axelrod Director of the Desert Storm Think Tank and All Veterans' Advocate has known her for about 25 years or so and is proud to have the chance to air her story.  (Axelrod stands by to assist veteran/soldiers in need  and can be reached at 775-412-5980). 

Warrior Connection- 05.23.18

May 23, 2018
This show began with guest Patricia Axelrod of The Peoples' Advocate/Desert Storm Think Tank and ALL Veterans' Advocate revealing her work with a whistle blowing high ranking VA doctor who has complained to regional and onsite VA Supervisory and Directorship Personnel about extraordinary  shortage of medical equipment , instruments, support  and technical staff impairing the quality of care he is able to provide for his veteran patients.  Axelrod went on to inform listeners of the VA retaliatory persecution and prosecutorial efforts the VA has launched against him as he has now been charged  by the VA with 'creating a hostile environment in a Federal workplace'.  The VA has sworn the doctor to secrecy in the matter even though they have already begun hearings against him for which he was denied access to counsel or adviser. Axelrod complaints of wrong doing to the VA Office of Special Counsel (VAOSC) who has statutory supervisory oversight of these hearings has resulted in VAOSC failure to act in accordance with their own law.  Host Rokke related his first hand knowledge of whistle-blower retaliation  afterwhich the show segued into military base  toxic contamination.   

Warrior Connection- 05.22.18

May 23, 2018

The May 13 th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Pastor Bob Shaw about ljngering  ethical and moral issues. 

Warrior Connection- 05.08.18

May 8, 2018

The  May 6 th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with University of Illinois ROTC cadre about the benefits of a ROTC education for prior service  or family members.


Warrior Connection- 02.27.18

February 27, 2018

The Feb 27 the edition of Warrior as a discussion about the horrific events in Parkland,  Florida  high school.

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