ABOUT TalkingwithHeroes.com LLC
Updated January 1, 2019
TalkingwithHeroes.com LLC is a Missouri Corporation
Robert C. Calvert CEO/Founder and Military Family (Our Dad, My amazing daughter Adrienne and Son n Law Keith 2 time deployed Iraq Veteran and My Brother Ted (Air Force and now Retired Army) and Sister-n-law Brenda Air Force Nurse.
William Wischnewsky President of TalkingwithHeroes.com 20+ Year Army Veteran. Owner of www.lightninggraphicsga.com in Columbus, GA filming for Air Borne Association and more for over 15 years at Ft Benning. He has a store in the PX on base. Bill has been my friend, Sponsor and Collaborator for over 13 years. He is also on the Board of Directors of our non profit that we hope will become a social media site early 2019 www.thankyouforyourservice.us
Some of our 13+ year History
I am Bob Calvert Founder of www.TalkingWithHeroes.com I started our program December 2005 at 58 years young. I am a senior citizen now 72. I never served in the military but like many Americans people in my family did. Our dad served in WWII on an Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific. My youngest brother enlisted in the Air Force at 18 years old and served for 8 years. At 44 he left a successful auto sales career and Re-Enlisted into the Army. He is an Afghanistan Veteran and prior to his Retirement in 2018 he was a Commander of over 200 Soldiers with a Medical Company at Ft Sam Houston.
I became a single parent when my daughter was 2½. She surprised me by enlisting in the Army at 18 years old now 16 years ago. I had no personal experience with service in the military and realized I would have to learn how to support her in the Army. My Son n Law served for 10 years in the Army with two long deployments to Iraq. They are both now civilians with their own growing family (I now have four wonderful grandchildren)!
In Dec 2005 I started the Talking with Heroes talk show. It has never been your average radio program. After more than 13 years I interviewed military personnel and military support groups, veterans, Gold Star Families and more broadcast live on the internet and on video www.youtube.com/bobc9246
From 2006-2011 I made 5 trips to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan, documenting on video the Progress and Positive Stories that most Americans have seen little of. As of March 5, 2017 421,198 people have watched one or more video episodes on www.youtube.com/bobc9246
It is amazing to watch as the numbers grow daily of people watching across America and from other countries. The comments posted have increased. We are growing about 2,000 per month and that is all word of mouth and social media. 502,180 have watched one of our videos as of December 19, 2018. With all 2018 Videos posted with Military Support and Veterans groups across the Country the numbers watching keep growing!!
Watch Hundreds of Videos from our 5 trips to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan from 2006-2011: www.youtube.com/bobc9246 I have always believed that Millions would see the great work under often dangerous situations that these amazing men and women shared with us on Video. Unedited. It is their stories!!
Shortly after my last trip to Iraq and Afghanistan late 2011, I started having health problems that took me to emergency rooms and over the past 7 years I have had 7 surgeries including cryotherapy prostate cancer surgery and 3 surgeries on one foot. I get around now on a motorized scooter. Two years ago the prostate problems got worse. The PSA jumped to 38 and the pain from sitting got worse. After MRI and Full Body Scan and more it was determined that the Cryotherapy left scar tissue and lesions and the Cancer had spread into bones. I was declared with Stage4Cancer. I am a patient at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and on Hormone medications with a big shot every six months. So far the medicines have kept the cancer from continuing to spread. Unfortunately after September 2018 the pains returned and increased. Despite all this and living on a small fixed income our Missions keep growing!! I hope to see our new plans get launched and see them growing.
Over the past 5 years I interviewed over 100 with audio and video programs with an Alliance of Military Support Groups, Veterans, Caregivers, Families and Companies Hiring Veterans and more. They are part Four Star Alliance and part of www.americaswarriorpartnership.org
Most recently in September 2018 I had the Honor to be at the www.americaswarriorpartnership.org 5th Annual Symposium in Atlanta. All those videos are on our Home page and on: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUBDuk_U6e1_yFRBRTX4Ai7lfEJLujIcT Articles about the men and women on the videos from Interviews at their Booths to Speakers and Session Panel Experts can be seen at: http://talkingwithheroes.com/watch-videos-2018-www-americaswarriorpartnership-org-symposium-read-videos/
For over 12 years we have been blessed to film many hundreds of video programs thanks to Sponsors.
Thank You to the following for making it possible to do all the programs
we have over especially the past 5 years:
*20-year (Ret) Army Veteran Bill Wischnewsky is the owner of Lighting Graphics in Columbus, GA www.lightninggraphicsga.com Bill is now President of TalkingwithHeroes.com LLC.
*Colin Clark in Colorado is a business man, and son of Judge William Clark who was National Security Advisor in the Reagan Administration. See Book – The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand by Paul Kengor https://www.amazon.com/Judge-William-Clark-Ronald-Reagans/dp/1586171836/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537800387&sr=8-1&keywords=Judge+William+Clark+Book
*Eric Chia owner of www.chiaweb.com
As we receive more and more requests for programs and for going on the road to document via video at military support and veterans’ events, it became clear that we had to find a new way to raise funds. Living on less than $1,000 per month and with my credit max’d out it required finding a new way to be able to say yes when we are asked to do more. Early 2019 we will be Launching a New Shopping and Fund-Raising Mall. Stay tuned for the Kickoff Announcement!!!! This will be a New way for us to raise Funds as well as for hundreds of Military Support and Veterans Groups, Military and Veterans Families and much more!! This new site will be built with a www.shopify.com Template.
We are excited about what is coming next including with our new 501 C3 www.thankyouforyourservice.us We will be launching soon America’s newest Social Media Network.
Bob Calvert, Founder/CEO
www.thankyouforyourservice.us Our 501 C3 News Site will have a new website soon and Re-Launch as our New Social Media Network!