Basecamp Guests: Don Makay, Gabe Stefania, Michelle Dellafave, Kelly Bryan & Bill Morris

March 15th, 2017 by
Excerpt of the Episode:
 “We were asked to go with Bob [Hope] in 1969 – we were in a large jet that was especially equipped so the entire crew, the musicians, the props everything was on this special military jet. We traveled to several bases in Europe as well as our home base in Bangkok,Thailand; we went to Korea, Guam and back through Alaska. It was very top secret. Not much was known about where we were going…. To watch Bob a true patriot work and wherever we went or whatever platoon, he knew he did his homework he had lines that the guys would get hysterical about… It was such a blessing to be there.”
Michelle Dellafave
Topics Covered
-Overview of Vietnam Veterans Day
-History Behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
-Experiences performing with Bob Hope in Vietnam for active duty
-The role of the 69th Infantry Regiment’s involvement in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
-UWVC’s Vietnam Veterans Day event

 

Air Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Panelists:

Gabe Stefania, Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
Kelly Bryan, UWVC
Don Makay, 69th Infantry Regiment
Michelle Dellafave, former Bob Hope performer
Bill Morris, Vietnam Veteran

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm. The show is hosted by Ralph Romeo with UWVC President Dan McSweeney as moderator.

 

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Basecamp – Guests: Mark Otto and Michelle Rosenfeld

March 1st, 2017 by
Excerpt of the Episode:

“PTS is a topic that comes up often. The spectrum of what veterans need in this generation is a lot broader than it used to be. Of course you are going to have people that need to handle their PTS and there are non-profits that are playing such a relevant role such as HeadStrong. On the other end of the spectrum, you have veterans that finish up their service, come to New York or go back home and wind up going to top grad schools, get top executive positions, start their own business, or become very successful contractors. The spectrum of needs is much broader these days than it used to be. I learned this from Doug McGowan our Chairman and friend he made the point that Post Tramatic Stress isn’t a disorder it’s a natural reaction. His term is Post Traumatic Strength – if you handle it correctly and have the right support then that stress you have undergone is going to be a muscle, a source of strength for you and it really depends on how you handle it, which is why it’s good that people are so open about it opposed to 20 or 30 or 40 years ago.”

-Dan McSweeney

Topics Covered

  • Issues of PTS that are prevalent in the Veterans community
  • Life as Post 9/11 vets and millennial veterans
  • Military background of Mark Otto and life as a veteran
  • Anecdotes of the Panama Invasion and Desert Storm

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm. The show is hosted by Ralph Romeo with UWVC President Dan McSweeney as moderator.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Panelists:

Mark Otto, UWVC
Michelle Slonim, UWVC

 

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Stay tuned for more information on the next show on March 15, 2017; we invite you to listen in and join the conversation either on Facebook Live or call in at (212) 219-9695.