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: Coming soon, and interview with Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, Vincent Jackson.
: In the first edition, we talk to Donna Musil, producer of the soon to be released documentary, "Brats: Our Journey Home".
: Our next podcast includes an interview with Army Brat Rudy Maxa, the "Savvy Traveler". Rudy is one of America's premier consumer travel experts whose writings and radio and television shows have helped save thousands of travelers both time and money.
: In Podcast #3 we talk to Mary Edwards Wertsch, author of "Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress" about her book and the preservation of Military Brat culture and history.
: In Podcast #4 we talk to Gene Moser, Army Brat and Operations Officer for "Operation Footlocker" about the present and future of the organization, and how you can arrange an appearance of the Mobile Brat Monument at your reunion or other event.
: "Every Brat Has a Story": Podcast #5 includes an interview with Sylvester James Gates, Army Brat and John S. Toll Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland. Jim gives us a simple explanation of String Particle Theory, and talks about how growing up military shaped his life. We also talk about finding lost friends.
: "Every Brat Has a Story": In Podcast #6 we talk to Future Akins, Air Force Brat and Assistant Professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. as well as an active artist. Future sent an email to the Military Brats Registry and wrote, "I would like to ask any Military Brat who is an artist what impact growing up a a brat has had on their art work, positive or negative, neutral or intense." We'll hear Future talk about her life growing up military and how it affected her career as an artist and professor.
: "Every Brat Has a Story": In Podcast #7 we talk to Arnon Reichers, Air Force Brat who lived in Vietnam in 1963 to 1965. Arnon tells us about some very scary experiences as a dependent in a war zone.
: "Every Brat Has a Story": In Podcast #8 we talk Karl Crowe, Army Brat who discusses his life as a "typical" Military Brat.
: Author Donna Moreau is interviewed about her book, Waiting Wives.
In 1964, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas became Schilling Manor--the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam. Author Donna Moreau was the daughter of one such waiting wife and in her book "Waiting Wives, the Story of Schilling Manor, Home front to the Vietnam war Donna investigates an extraordinary group of women.
: Author Michael Ritter talks about "The Brat Chronicles".
In 1972, there were 371,366 dependents of military personnel living overseas. Michael Ritter, '73 graduate of K-town in Germany has recently released his book titled "The Brat Chronicles", a reflection of the experiences of these thousands of Americans who fought the good fight, not on the field of battle, but in living rooms of military housing around the world. We also hear from Dan Rockholt and his impressions of the Brat Film. Listen for the special coupon offer in the Brat Store.
: Trubee Wetterau Jones talks about living in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
December 7, 1941 is a day that will be remembered forever. On that day, 14 year old Trubee Wetterau lived at Schofield Barracks near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In this podcast, Trubee shares her experience as a Military Brat when America was attacked.
: Escape From Nanking
October 1, 2006 marks the 57th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Military Brats Edwina, Jim and Cheryl Fortress lived in Nanking, China on the day the Communist government ordered all non-citizens to leave the country. In this interview with Edwina Fortress Mohler we hear of her experiences on that day.
: Howard Wong, Chinese Air Force Brat
Howard Wong was born in Guangzhou, China, in the late 1920s. His father was Lieutenant General Huang Guang Rui of the Nationalist Chinese Air Force. Lt. General Huang Guang Rui served under Sun Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen), and later under Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek). During China's war against the Japanese invaders in the 1930s and 40s, Howard moved around China with his father, mother, and siblings. He lived in Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Hong Kong. His father had good relationships with General James Doolittle and General George C. Marshall. Howard later emigrated to the United States in the late 1940s where he has been ever since.
: Gene Connor, www.connorsarmy.org
With three of his five siblings battling cancer, Military Brat Gene Connor knew he had to do something to help. So he made a commitment to cycle 2,000 miles to raise $10,000 for the American Cancer Society as it pursues its mission to eliminate cancer. In this podcast we'll find out what Military Brats can do to support Gene's efforts to raise money for research to stamp out a disease that nearly everyone's life has been touched by in one way or another.
: Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
wide receiver tells about his life growing up military, and what his non-profit foundation is doing to help young Military Brats cope with deployment.
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Comments from Brats who have listened . . .
As the wife of a Marine and mother of 3 brats I really enjoyed the interview and appreciate your work. We cant wait for the film!
Excellent interview. Im looking forward on seeing the documentary.
Awesome! These sentiments reflect my feelings exactly. I really liked it.
I enjoyed both stories, I could relate to much of it . Thank you very much
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