Military Service, Family Life and Giving Back


Focusing on Military Life, Memorial Day, and special opportunities to Serve Veterans & Deployed Soldiers, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s “Military Monday.” Show aired live on May 2, 2022, from Eugene, Oregon, and features guest co-host Mike Guardia, an award-winning military historian and author who has just released his 22nd book, “The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II.” Listen to the podcast here in the YouTube player or download it from, PodBean, or Spreaker.



– Retired Navy Commander & Veteran Pilot J. Doug Whitney, and his wife Nancy Hunter, discuss Doug’s military career and what it’s like to be a military family in service.

– World champion horse trainer Christy Wood discusses her fundraising campaign with The Independence Fund to purchase another all-terrain wheelchair for a wounded veteran

– Steve & Karen Wilson, owners of The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast, talk about the Inn Support of Our Troops baking for deployed soldiers project with the nonprofit Soldiers’ Angels

Featured music: “Wings of Fire” by guitarist Micha Schellhaas, “Colors of the USA” by Doreen Taylor, and “Song for My Dad” by Jimmy Yessian.

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