Archive for August 2022

September Guests on Point of the Spear, Plus a New Documentary

September is full of great guests on Point of the Spear. We kicked off the month with Navy Seal Ben Milligan who returned to the show to talk about his book, 
By Water Beneath the Walls. Then, this week in our feature episode of the month outspoken former U.S. Marine Stuart Scheller stopped by to discuss his new book, Crisis in Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America's Generals and Politicians. Stuart's episode will is also a video podcast on our Youtube Channel. September 17th, 30-year 82nd Airborne veteran Colonel Richard Hooker will be here to discuss his book, The Good Captain. And later this month Saul David will be here to discuss 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and his book, Devil Dogs. All right here on Point of the Spear.

Plus we've just released a new military history documentary on Tubi, Weather and Warfare. It is the free streaming app owned by Fox. Below is the trailer. Watch now on Tubi now at the  this link.  https://tubitv.com/movies/680635/weather-and-warfare-millennia-to-modern-time


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A Few Bad Men - Watch a Conversation with U.S. Marine Major Fred Galvin

Join Robert Child for a 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.

Sunday
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Where Cowards Go to Die - Watch a Conversation with Special Forces Combat Vet Benjamin Sledge

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Benjamin Sledge. Ben is a wounded Special Operations combat veteran with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and two Army Commendation Medals. His latest book is Where Cowards Go to Die. 

Saturday
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Military History Doc on Naval Combat Search and Rescue in Vietnam

A documentary about Navy helicopters and combat SAR during the Vietnam War: two-hour film will be told from the perspective of the pilots, aircrew men, maintainers, and survivors. Release planned for spring of 2023. 


Learn more and help support Vietnam War Naval history with a tax-deductible contribution to the film through the Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society at the links at the end of the video.



More  About HC-7:

Despite the turbulent times in the 1960s in a changing America, what held true then remains so today, the steadfast courage of the American serviceman. The combat ethos "leave no warrior behind" was operational doctrine for one mission-focused squadron, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Seven. In the history of the U.S. Navy, HC-7 was the only active-duty combat search and rescue squadron ever to exist. And became one of the most highly decorated naval squadrons in Vietnam. 


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Navy SEAL and Author Ben Milligan Returns to Point of the Spear in a Video Podcast Sept 4th

Join Robert Child on September 4th 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




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Watch Our Interview with Retired British SAS Soldier Des Powell

Join Robert Child 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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