August 15, 2007

Back to Iraq to Talk with Heroes

For those who are hearing about the Talking with Heroes Internet talk show for the very first time I am Bob Calvert, the host. What we do is not about politics. It is all about supporting our men and women in uniform, and their families.

Since Dec. 2005 we have been interviewing our military so that they can share their mostly untold stories of helping the people in the areas of the world in which they serve, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan after the earthquake, Louisana and other states after Katrina, etc.

When we started Talking with Heroes we never expected that it would take us to Iraq itself, but that is what we did in Oct 2006 and then again in Jan 2007.

On the second trip, Jim Martin, CEO of Altitude Sports and Entertainment Cable Company (based in Denver and covering 10 states), accompanied me to Iraq. The audio from all of our talk shows--including those from Iraq with both American military personnel and Iraqis--are all in our "past shows archives" section of the Talkingwithheroes website for you and all Americans to listen to 24 hours a day. And for the past six months Altitude has been airing 30 minute segments from our interviews, convoys, Iraqi school grand-openings and more.

People losing their lives and people being injured is bad. We hear about that on the news all the time. But what we do not hear a lot about--at least on a scale of 50/50--is that there is in fact a lot of progress happening with reconstruction, training and more.

Soon you will be hearing more stories as Jim and I go back to Iraq again. Keep an eye on this Blog as FbL, the veteran Soldiers' Angel and blogger, posts our messages here for you and all Americans to read while we are gone. When we get back, millions will have an opportunity to hear the audio stories we will have collected.

And we will be depending on each and every one of you to help us get the word out.

A special thanks to Patti and Jeff Bader and Soldiers Angels for being the main sponsor of this upcoming trip to Iraq. And thank you to all those who have been supportive of this project, some for short periods of time and others from the very beginnning back in 2005.

To all of our troops be safe... stay alert.

[FbL adds: Bob will be spending most of his trip outside the "Green Zone," joining patrols and meeting with military personnel and Iraqis at/near outposts throughout Iraq. I'm sure he'll have some great stories to share as he travels.]

4 comments:

Sandra Lou Chavez said...

Bob,

I just saw the video Program Two Taking with Heroes Rawah, Iraq and I was so amazed and so touched. This is not what we are seeing in the media. Thanks so much for reporting this and thanks so much to our brave military for all the Wonderful work they are doing!!! The WORLD will be a better place some day..

Keep you the great work and be safe..

Dave Bothun said...

Bob,
Thanks for letting us post our event.
The Three Jarheads Benefit Comedy Show,
October 12th, 8:00 p.m.
at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre
1010 Ulatis Dr. Vacaville, CA.
for more information go to www.myspace.comthethreejarheads or www.iraqwarveterans.org/ttj/

RONNIE A GAINER said...

BOB, YOU ARE DOING A WONDERFUL SERVICE, A SERVICE THAT THE VN VETERAN COULD HAVE USED. KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE UPDATES, AND GOD BLESS OUT TROOPS THAT ARE HELPING TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FREE.

SGT SUTTON said...

Bob,
This is SGT Sutton, I got promoted after you left. I heard the interview you did with SSGT Storrud and myself, great stuff. You got my picture wrong on the web page though, the guy in the picture with the Head master of the school was actually Sgt Higdon. Just wanted to let you know, This site is AWSOME and i really appreciate the experience.

Sgt. Adam Sutton