Navy SEAL and Author Ben Milligan Returns to Point of the Spear in a Video Podcast Sept 7th

Join Robert Child on September 7th for a follow-up conversation with author and Navy SEAL veteran Ben Milligan. Ben became a US Navy SEAL in 2001 and served until 2009. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and other awards. He received a BA in History at Purdue University and an MA in International Relations at the University of San Diego.  His book is called By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs. WATCH




Saturday
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This Week (Aug. 17th) Watch an Interview with Retired British SAS Soldier Des Powell

Join Robert Child Aug. 17th for a conversation with author and British Special Forces veteran Des Powell. After serving in the Parachute Regiment, Sergeant Major Des Powell spent twenty years in the SAS at the heart of the Counter Terrorism and Special Projects teams. A former PT instructor in 1 PARA, he became the Unarmed Combat and Fitness instructor for B Squadron and pioneered HALO, HAHO, and other covert airborne entry techniques. He was the second-in-command of the Bravo Three Zero patrol in 1991. His book is called SAS Bravo Three Zero.




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101st Airborne Vietnam Veteran and Author Larry Freeland

 Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and Vietnam veteran Larry Freeland. Larry joined the U.S. Army and served one tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and a CH-47 helicopter pilot. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, the Bronze Star, and other military service medals. His latest book is called Chariots in the Sky: A Story About U.S. Army Assault Helicopter Pilots at War in Vietnam. LISTEN NOW

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Legendary CIA Counter Terrorist Chief of Operations On Point of the Spear August 24th

Join Robert Child August 24th for a conversation with author and former CIA Counter Terrorist Chief of Operations Ric Prado. Ric is a retired CIA operations officer specializing in paramilitary, counter-terrorism, and covert operations. Escaping Cuba as a child amidst the violence of Castro’s Cuban Revolution, he would retire as the CIA’s equivalent of a two-star general after a 24-year career. His book is called Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior. 

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Former U.S. Army Apache Helicopter Pilot and Author Don Bentley on Point of the Spear

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and U.S. Army veteran Don Bentley. Don spent a decade as an Army Apache helicopter pilot during which time he was stationed in South Korea, Germany, and Texas. While deployed to Afghanistan as a Troop Commander in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VI, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with “V” for valor.  His latest book is called Hostile Intent. LISTEN NOW

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Part Two Episode of U.S. Marine Maj. Fred Galvin, A Few Bad Men

Catch the conclusion of my conversation with author and retired U.S. Marine Major Fred Galvin. Fred served twenty-seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps, beginning as a seventeen-year-old who rose from the enlisted ranks to become an officer. Serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and elsewhere, he led the first special operations company in the Marines and earned forty-nine military medals and ribbons, including the Bronze Star. His book is A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in America. LISTEN NOW

Wednesday
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August Guests Coming to Point of the Spear include British SAS Veteran Des Powell

We’ve got some great guests coming in August as we kick off Season Three of Point of the Spear. Our guests include NY Times bestselling author and former Apache helicopter pilot Don Bentley. 101st Airborne Vietnam veteran Larry Freeland will also come by to discuss the battle of Lam Son 719. CIA Counterterrorist Chief of Operations Ric Prado will stop by to discuss his book, Black Ops. And former UK Special Forces soldier Des Powell will be here to discuss his Sunday Times bestseller, SAS Bravo Three Zero: The Gripping True Story. My conversation with Des will also release as a video episode on our Youtube Channel August 17th. It’s all part of the August Season Three kick-off on Point of the Spear.


Monday
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Powerful Two-Part Special with Maj. Fred Galvin (ret.) A Few Bad Men

We have a powerful two-part episode with retired U.S. Marine Major Fred Galvin on July 20th and 27th on Point of the Spear, where we discuss his book, A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan Betrayed in America.

Maj. Galvin's book is about the wrongly accused men in his special operations unit, including himself, who became known as the MARSOC Seven. They were all charged with homicide and faced life imprisonment.


More about the MARSOC SEVEN from Sofrep.com


"Fox Company Marines (MSOC F) were accused of indiscriminately killing Afghan civilians in March of 2007, and that narrative was spread throughout the media as a result of a rush to judgment by several military leaders who were directly responsible for the expulsion of Fox Company from Afghanistan. This rush to judgment occurred without sufficient evidence, as later proven during the Court of Inquiry."



Watch part of the interview on the video version of the podcast (click above).

Sunday
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Talking About Immortal Valor on Dan Snow's History Hit Podcast

I invite everyone to check out my conversation with Dan Snow on his History Hit podcast. It is the most popular history podcast in the UK with millions of downloads. Allene Carter and I discuss the story of the seven black Medal of Honor recipients of WWII and my book Immortal Valor. I hope you can check it out.   LISTEN NOW.  

Thursday
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