The Dirt Wasp Podcast

The Dirt Wasp Podcast

THE DIRT WASP PODCAST is about martial arts, military topics, real people, current events, philosophy, history, popular culture, and society. Our mission is to deliver high quality, provocative, interesting, informative, and entertaining content for a wide-ranging audience! Our guests consist of a full range of people and personalities talking about a wide variety of topics! Episode feedback/contact us at email: TheColonel@TheDirtWaspPodcast.com * Follow us on Twitter: @DirtWaspPodcast * Check out our website: www.TheDirtWaspPodcast.com

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May 16, 2024 40 mins

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This episode was written and produced by Mr. Alex Fuller and presented by Todd Hulsey.

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Capt. (Dr.) Benjamin Lewis Solomon, a dentist assigned as a combat surgeon at a forward Army field hospital, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Saipan in World War II.  A true American warrior!

This episode is introduced by First Sergeant John David Wells, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, and is presented by Colonel Jay Seffern.

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Check out, "On Warriorship: A Guide For Your Warrior Path," on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

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This episode was written and produced by Mr. Alex Fuller and presented by Todd K. Hulsey, aka, "the Colonel."

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This episode was written and produced by Mr. Alex Fuller and presented by Todd K. Hulsey, aka, "the Colonel."

Buy the Colonel's latest book, "On Warriorship: A Guide For Your Warrior Path," on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

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Colonel William R. Lawley, Jr., flew B-17s over Europe in World War II. In 1944, then-1st Lieutenant Bill Lawley brought his shot up bomber and severely wounded crew home after a fateful mission over Nazi Germany. In a radio call to the control tower, he made the now-legendary comment that he was inbound "with one turnin' and one burnin." This is his Medal of Honor story.

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October 13, 2023 19 mins

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My latest book, On Warriorship: A Guide For Your Warrior Path, is published and available! Find it at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Bookshop.org, Betterworldbooks.com, Thriftbooks.com, and other booksellers, too.

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The Dallas Cowboys are the world's most valuable sports franchise and the world's leading revenue producing sports time. But they haven't won a championship in 28 years. And they won't either. Tune in to find out why (in my opinion).

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This Focus on Valor episode focuses on LtCol Charles Whittlesey and Major George McMurtry, the commander and the executive officer of the "Lost Battalion," the nine companies of the 77th Infantry Division which were cut off by German forces in the Argonne Forest, France in October, 1918. Both officers were awarded Medals of Honor for their leadership and heroism during this battle, two of three such...

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Randel Davis from the Kung Fu Conversations Podcast joins us to talk about Chinese martial arts! Randel has practiced Wing Chun, Bak Mei, Bagua, and Xingyi. We learn about these arts and other good martial arts and life stuff!

Find Randel at Red Forest Chinese Boxing on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

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Melvin O. Handrich (January 26, 1919 – August 26, 1950) was a soldier in the U.S. Army during both World War II and the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on August 25 and 26, 1950, during the Battle of the Pusan Perimeter. He is buried at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa, Wisconsin.

Handrich first entered the Army in August 1942. He was a member of 1st Company, 2d Regiment (...

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David Valadez is a long-time martial artist who currently practices and teaches Aikido. Dave was once an aspirant to the U.S. Olympic Team, and has studied and practiced several different martial arts over the past decades. Dave is also a sheriff's deputy with a major Southern California sheriff's department. We talk about Aikido, law enforcement, and other good stuff. This is Part Two.

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David Valadez is a long-time martial artist who currently practices and teaches Aikido. Dave was once an aspirant to the U.S. Olympic Team, and has studied and practiced several different martial arts over the past decades. Dave is also a sheriff's deputy with a major Southern California sheriff's department. We talk about Aikido, law enforcement, and other good stuff. This is Part One.

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February 11, 2023 25 mins

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This is a do-over episode. The episode titled "The Colonel Riffs and Rants" is deleted, and this kinder, gentler episode takes its place. Thank you!

New content is on the way for 2023!

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LtCol Jay Ziemer and Lt Joseph Sarnowski were part of the crew of a B-17 flying on a reconnaissance mission on June 16, 1943, that was ambushed by 21 Japanese Zeros. A forty minute battle between the B-17 and those 21 Zeros ensued. Both men were awarded the Medal of Honor - being the first crew of the same aircraft on a mission to be awarded the Medal. 

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This is a rebroadcast of the December 3, 2022 episode of the Musha Shugyo Podcast by Dean Suter on which the Colonel was the guest.  We discussed military, law enforcement, martial arts and warriorship in this episode.  Find Dean's podcast wherever you get your favorite pods. Thank you, Dean!

Copyright 2022, Dean J. Suter, used with permission.

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The podcast will upload special episodes from time to time.

Between the time of recording and the time of uploading, Buckingham Palace announced the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, the longest reigning monarch in British history, and one of the longest reigning monarchs in world history.  Charles, Prince of Wales is now king, King Charles III.   ~ Thursday September 8, 2022.

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This is a multi-podcaster event!  A series of conversations by different martial arts podcasts on the meaning of warriors and warriorship.  The brainchild of Randel Davis of the Kung Fu Conversations Podcast, this is the first episode in the multi-podcast series.  Please tune in to this episode and stay tuned to the podcasts featured below:

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William Henry Johnson was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina and moved to New York City as a teenager.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 5, 1917 and was assigned to Company C, 15th New York (Colored) Infantry Regiment - an all-black National Guard unit that would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment.

The 369th was ordered into battle in 1918.  Johnson and his unit were brigaded with a French army co...

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