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About TalkingwithHeroes and ThankYouforYourService Updated 9/14/20
About TalkingwithHeroes and ThankYouforYourService Updated 9/14/20 Eric Szia
TalkingwithHeroes.com LLC with 100% vote of our Non Profit Board of Directors and our Advisory Board is now merged with Thank You for Your Service.us LLC Both are Colorado Not for Profit Corporations. ThankYouforYourService.US LLC is a 501 C3. Legal documents will be posted on both websites soon:)
Read about our 14+ years history
** William Wischnewsky is President of TalkingwithHeroes.com He is a Veteran who Served 23 Years in the US Army. Since his Service in the Army he has been the Owner of Lighning Graphics in Columbus, GA filming for Air Borne Association and providing Promotional items and more for other Companies and Non Profits for about 25 years at Ft Benning. Covid 19 business shut downs have like so many businesses across the country affected his operations.
Bill has been my friend, Sponsor and Collaborator for over 13 years. He is also on the Board of Directors of our non profitwww.thankyouforyourservice.us
** Robert C. Calvert CEO/Founder of www.talkingwithheroes.com. My Dad Served on an Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific in WWII, My amazing daughter Adrienne surprised me by enlisting in the Army in 2002 and and my Son n Law Keith Served for 10 years in the Army with two 2 deployments to Iraq. They are both are now civilians with their own growing family (I have four wonderful grandchildren)! My brother (ret) Capt Ted Calvert Served first in the Air Force then running Labs in Texas for years then back in the Military in the Army including a deployment to Afghanistan followed by a Command position on Ft Sam Houston. He is now Retired. His wife Served in the Air Force.
In my 74 years (as of Sept 2, 2020) I have never seen anything like what is happening in our country before. We have Doctors, Nurses and other Health Professions, National Guard, Reservists, Active Duty Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMT all risking their lives to help their fellow Americans.
Parts of our Country on the West Coast and other areas are in a battle with unprecedented fires. Add to that unrest in many of our cities that sometimes includes rioting and looting and innocent Americans are suffering there too.
Through all this it is an inspiration to see how Americans join together and help each other. I thank each of them and ALL Americans who are helping each other in this incredible time on Earth and in our Country! May GOD Bless each of us and our Great Country the United States of America!!!
I am Bob Calvert Founder of www.talkingwithheroes.com and www.thankyouforyourservice.us and www.shopamerica.us
I spent the past 14+ years doing what I could helping and Supporting Americans and their Families who are or have Served our Country. From 2006-2011 I made five trips to Iraq and three to Afghanistan going on missions with our troops with a videographer. We documented via raw footage about their service and how they were helping the local people. We spent more time outside the wire than inside.
We have 500+ videos on www.youtube.com/bobc9246 and we average 2,000 videos being watched every month 9 years since my last trip over with our Troops. As of Aug 31, 2020 557,714 people have watched videos. We are consistently averaging over 2,000 people every month watching videos with amazing Americans.
We have close to 5,000 friends on one of our Facebook pages and over 2,000 on another Facebook page, over 9,000 on LinkedIN plus thousands more on Twitter, Alignable, Pinterest.
Since my last trip late 2011 to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, I got older and as of Sept 2, 2020 I am now 74. Since 2012 have had 7 surgeries leaving me some disabled plus stage4cancer for the past 3 years and now a respiratory problem that a pulmonologist thinks may be Asthma and there are more tests scheduled:).
Despite all this, the desire and commitment inside of me to continue supporting and helping those who Serve(d) our Country and Families is as strong as ever. My Mission has now become a transition to find ways to have our missions continue for decades to come.
Now that we have merged both of our websites donations to either website are tax deductible. This combines our Resource Site and our Re Launched Talking with Heroes.com Video Interviews site into ONE Non-Profit.
Stay Tuned for the video announcements as well as me introducing our NEW Team. One of our new Team members is rebuilding both nonprofit sites and our For-Profit Fund Raising site www.shopamerica.usWe offer great Products and more will be added.
When we launch our Affiliate Fund Raising System, this will be a fund raising site for the millions of Military and Veterans and First Responder Support Groups, Non Profits, For Profits and Veterans, Military and First Responders Families to also have a new way to raise funds and for many others.
www.thankyouforyourservice.us is re-launching as a National Resource Site for Military, Veterans, First Responders, Support Groups, Companies who Hire and Support those who Served, professionals helping with PTSD, TBI, Suicide Prevention, Recreational Wellness and more.
When this site is officially relaunched go to the Categories on the GRID on the Home Page. Click on the GRID Links and you will see Non-Profit Military and Veterans Support Groups who are already Registered.
We have also added two new Board Members and their info will be posted on the Board of Directors page. Read info on each of these Americans below:
Gordon Sumner PhD Colonel USA (Retired)
Gordon Sumner, PhD, is the President & CEO of Veterans Moving forward, a nonprofit providing service and emotional support dogs to veterans at no cost.
He is also the founder of Gordon Sumner Consulting, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and American Indian Small Business. A member of the Santee Tribe, Dr. Sumner has supported various veteran supportive nonprofits, small veteran owned, and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses.
Dr. Sumner previously served as the National Director for the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). As a presidential appointee and member of the Senior Executive Service serving at the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense level, he provided executive leadership to the largest volunteer organization within the Department of Defense comprised of over 5000 uniformed military, government civilians, defense contractors and volunteers.
During his military career, Dr. Sumner served in a variety of Infantry and Aviation command and staff positions around the world. After retiring from the US Army as a Colonel select in 1997 as the Division Chief, Army Training, Pentagon, Washington, DC, Gordon served as Managing Director, SYColeman.
Gordon currently serves as a Member, Graduate School Advisory Council, Auburn University; a Senior Fellow and Affiliate Faculty, George Mason University; Scholar, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and, Senior Fellow, George Mason University.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education from Madison University, MBA from Auburn University, a Master of Education from Boston University and a BS, Music Performance and Music Education, Jacksonville State University. He is also a Graduate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Dr. Sumner, a decorated combat veteran, is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal (V), Purple Heart, and Air Medal. He also holds the Army Master Aviator badge, the Master Parachutist badge and the Ranger Tab.
Larry Fontaine Ross Jr. is a venture capitalist and managing partner with Chatfield P.C.S. a venture capital firm based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also a real estate investor and eXp realty expert helping hundreds to thousands of realtors across the country obtain ownership and increased profit margins.
Mr. Ross Jr. started his career at the age of 17 with the federal government’s FEMA division: The Department of Homeland Security in the office of Program Analysis and Budget Evaluation. He worked directly under our Deputy C.F.O. Chief Financial Officer while continuing his major studies in business marketing at St. John’s University in Jamaica Queens (New York City), New York.
Prior to Chatfield, Mr. Ross Jr. provided business development and investment consultation for individuals, companies, and organizations spanning across all industries in the New York City, St.Louis metro, Northern Virginia and Southern California areas.
Mr. Ross Jr., hails from a military family. He was born in Ancón, Panama City, Panama at Gorgas hospital which, at that time, was run and operated by the United States Army. His mother, who is South Korean, met his father while his father served in our active-duty military. Mr. Ross Sr., a retired Lt. Colonel, served over 20 years in the United States Army. Mr. Ross Jr.’s sister, the youngest of 4, currently works for the United States Federal Government and served 4 years in the Army as well.
Mr. Ross Jr. brings a long history of experience in the civic sector with nonprofit organizations such as Feeding Children Everywhere, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Special Olympics. Mr. Ross Jr. works tirelessly to help achieve our goals so that we can assist our veterans, service members, and their families even more in the future.
More about our Mission:
Our For Profit Fund Raising Company www.shopamerica.us is now taking orders. People are benefiting from products offered and more products will be added.
Help in sharing these sites would be appreciated. Donations will help. Corporations, Foundations and more can become Sponsors. Since www.thankyouforyourservice.us is a Non Profit donations are tax deductible.
I started audio programs December 2005 at 58 years young. From 2006-2011 we made 5 trips to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan, documenting on hundreds of videos the Progress and Positive Stories and how our Men and Women were helping Iraqis and Afghans that most Americans have seen little of.
Over 557,714 people have watched one or more video episodes on www.youtube.com/bobc9246 We are growing consistently at 2,000 per month!!! Videos include from our trips with the troops and over 100 military support and veterans groups and companies, veterans, Military and Veterans Families and more
July 14th in Columbus, GA I had the Honor to film with (RET) Army SFC William Wischnewsky 20+ Years of Service to our Country and for 25 years since the Owner of Lightning Graphics in Columbus, GA Watch 24/7: https://lnkd.in/eckYdMM
I invite you to watch the videos and visit www.ShopAmerica.US See what products could help you and others you care about.
Due to my health we are working on a transition plan. I am still here and thanking GOD every day for a New Day and that I get to do more in forwarding our Missions. I will continue doing whatever I can to continue our mission and continue to help those who Serve(d) and those who help them.
Thank You to the following for making it possible to do our programs for over a decade:
*23-year (Ret) Army Veteran Bill Wischnewsky is the owner of Lightning Graphics in Columbus, GA. He also has a store in the Ft Benning PX. Bill is President of TalkingwithHeroes.com LLC.