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Big Blend Radio: Military History with Mike Guardia

Military History Podcast with Author Mike Guardia Covering Soldier Stories, Battles, Warfare


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  • African American Military History

    01:17:43
    From military icons Colin Powell and Julius W. Becton Jr., to historic regimens like the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show with award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, covers African American Military History. Along with over 21 other military history books, Mike Guardia is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. His newly released book is “Fire in the Hole: Tales of Combat with the 1st Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.” More: https://mikeguardia.com/  Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/wkezexvb 

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  • Vietnam War History of January 1966

    51:47
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who discusses some of the Vietnam War history of January 1966, including Operation Crimp which was launched by U.S. and Australian Army forces. Mike also discusses some of Henry Kissinger's decisions related to the Vietnam War. Along with over 20 other military history books, is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. His newly released book is “Fire in the Hole: Tales of Combat with the 1st Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.” More: https://mikeguardia.com/  Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/wkezexvb 
  • Fire in the Hole Book

    01:01:44
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who talks about his brand new book, “Fire in the Hole: Tales of Combat with the 1st Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.” "Fire in the Hole," follows the deployment of Charlie Company, 1st Engineer Battalion during their deployment to Vietnam in 1965-66. These combat engineers set minefields, cleared Viet Cong tunnels...and traded fire with the meanest guerrillas that North Vietnam could throw at them. The book is available for pre-order starting Dec. 7, and will be available on Kindle & Paperback on Dec. 15, 2023 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Mike-Guardia/author/B004QTZVL4 Along with over 20 other military history books, @MikeGuardiaAuthor is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. More: https://mikeguardia.com/   Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/wkezexvb 
  • Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Military History

    57:33
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who shares some fascinating the military history stories regarding Thanksgiving, and also talks about Veterans Day. Along with many other military history books, Mike Guardia is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. His latest books are “The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II”and “Coyote Recon: The Forgotten Wars of Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool.” More: https://mikeguardia.com/Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/wkezexvb
  • Remembering Lieutenant John Mecca

    49:46
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who remembers the late Lieutenant John Mecca. John was an incredible cavalryman who served in Desert Storm, Somalia, and Haiti. He was a veteran of the Battle of 73 Easting, and Mike had the honor of interviewing him for the book "Days of Fury," chronicling his unit's heroic actions during the Gulf War. Along with many other military history books, Mike Guardia is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. His latest books are “The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II”and “Coyote Recon: The Forgotten Wars of Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool.” More: https://mikeguardia.com/   Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/wkezexvb 
  • The History of Rosie the Riveter

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who shares the history behind Rosie the Riveter and the women who played a part in America's victory in World War II. Along with many other military history books, Mike Guardia is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. His latest books are “The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II”and “Coyote Recon: The Forgotten Wars of Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool.” More: https://mikeguardia.com/  Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://shows.acast.com/big-blend-radio-mike-guardia-military-history
  • Military Communication Systems

    01:15:42
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who explains the various forms of military communication systems, especially during battles like World War II, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Along with many other military history books, Mike is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always,” that chronicles the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson. His latest books are “The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II”and “Coyote Recon: The Forgotten Wars of Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool.” More: https://mikeguardia.com/ Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: https://shows.acast.com/big-blend-radio-mike-guardia-military-history