Most of you receiving this personal letter know me either because you are the leader of or with a Military Support or Veterans Group, you have a free link from our website to ours, you are a Talking with Heroes Sponsor, you have been a guest on the Talking with Heroes Program. This letter is not being sent out through a mailing list. It is being sent to each of you individually.
I believe that each of you regardless of what your personal politics are, you support our troops and their families. I would not doubt at all that most of you have at one time or another said: “when are we going to hear some of the good things our men and women are doing in Iraq or Afghanistan”? We now have that information directly from our men and women in the military serving in Iraq.
I began the Talking with Heroes program back in December 11, 2005. All the interviews from then till this past Sunday are on our website in our past shows/archives. New people who have recently heard about Talking with Heroes are going way back and listening. We have had as many as over 36,000 listening on Sunday nights recently and those numbers continue to grow.
This letter is to invite you to take the news release at the end of this letter and send it out to all your supporters, volunteers, staff, employees, friends, family, etc. Please send it out with a cover letter from you about you and why you think they should listen to what our men and women have said to all of America. We now have an opportunity for millions to hear these interviews.
It is time now for all of us to join together and get this information out to millions of Americans. It is time for there to be no doubt for any of our men and women who put everything on the line every day… for them to know that America is finding out about their successes and the good that is happening in most areas of Iraq.
Veterans Groups…. You have a structure similar to the military - where you can let your rank and file members and supporters know about announcements quickly. Every veteran I talk with no matter again what their personal politics are, they are glad to hear these stories finally getting out. We hope you will see the importance of you getting this information out to your veterans all across America.
Military Support Groups…. You have volunteers and corporate and organization supporters. Between all of you receiving this information…. Millions could find out about these interviews quickly and have an opportunity to listen.
Ministries, Corporations, Individuals…. Who do you know who have a loved one serving in the military? Who do you know who are veterans, who support our troops? You could give them an opportunity to know about this.
A promise was made in Iraq on both trips to many of the military who we met and interviewed… that we would do everything possible to get what they had to say out to millions of Americans. We need your help to do that.
Bob Calvert, Host
BELOW IS OUR NEWS RELEASE:
February 8, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TalkingWithHeroes.Com Second Tour Interviews From Iraq Airing on the Internet and Cable
Colorado Springs, Colorado - Bob Calvert, Host of the Talking with Heroes Program and Jim Martin, CEO of Altitude Sports and Entertainment in Denver (A Regional Cable Company) were in Iraq January 2007 interviewing Military Personnel and Iraqis. Talking with Heroes is not about politics. It is about offering our military personnel an opportunity to share their stories. We are also about helping to support our men and women in the military while they are deployed and after they come back. Military Personnel have also requested that we ask the American People to remember and thank the families across our great country, who have a loved one(s) serving our country.
The interviews from Iraq show that the training in Iraq is working and the proof is in the interviews with an Iraqi Air Force General and his Colonel, an Iraqi Army Officer, as well as over 40 military personnel with the United States Air Force, Marines and the Minnesota National Guard.
Bob Calvert and Jim Martin were embedded in Rawah, Iraq (In the Al Anbar province) with the Marines and the Iraqi Police, living with them in the middle of the City of Rawah. They were also embedded with the Minnesota National Guard Military Transition Team and the Iraqi Army as well as being with the Air Force Military Transition Team at Sather Air Base near Baghdad. They filmed convoys they were on including at a New School opening in Rawah, and also a Foot Patrol.
"It is with great honor that we are able to interview our men and women and bring back to the American people, their mostly untold stories." Calvert says.
The first of the interviews began airing on the Internet Feb 11, 2007 when America heard from Air Force Major Wright, from an Iraqi Air Force General and an Iraqi Air Force Colonel. Those interviews as with all our interviews can be heard in archives 24 hours a day. Information is being added to the www.talkingwithheroes.com website daily as to who was interviewed and the dates that their interviews will aire.
Altitude Sports and Entertainment has released dates for the first of the edited interviews that will begin airing on Cable TV Feb 21, 2007 and continuing initially into April 1007. Altitude is a Regional Cable Provider based in Denver, Colorado providing cable access in 10 states in many hundreds of cities. Altitude is also available to some DishNetwork and DirecTV subscribers across the nation. Those wishing to watch on their TV’s should check the www.talkingwithheroes.com website or their TV Guides.
All Americans are encouraged to let others know about these interviews from Iraq.