Veterans Radio is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) dedicated to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States of America. Our mission is to see that the world appreciates what extraordinary things ordinary people have done to gain and preserve the freedom we assume everyone enjoys—and the ultimate price that is often paid.
Veterans Radio will include our listener’s stories and experiences, not only while in the service, but afterwards as well. Interviews with guest speakers and authors are a weekly feature. The content of the programs on Veterans Radio is ultimately determined by our listeners.
Veterans Radio feels it is time for our communities to know who among their neighbors was willing to pay the ultimate price to preserve and protect their basic freedoms. Veterans Radio will act as an advocate for veteran’s issues. Politics has no place in determining what is fair for America’s veterans. Veterans Radio just wants our politicians to keep their promises. We encourage our listeners to get involved in the political process and to make your voices heard.
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In the studio with (left to right) Nina Diaz, Bob Gould, Dale Throneberry, and intern Maria Rigou.
Dale Throneberry—Dale is the unofficial commander of the Veterans Radio crew. He is originally from New Jersey where he grew up on the Jersey Shore. His military experience includes basic training at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, Army Aviation Training at Ft. Wolters, Texas and Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He completed his tour in Vietnam as a CW2 pilot with the 195th Assault Helicopter Company from December 1968 to December 1969. After completing his tour, he returned to The Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama and completed his enlistment as an instructor pilot until his discharge in May of 1971.
Thanks to the GI Bill, Dale was able to complete his BA in Education and MA in Communication at The University of Michigan. He has worked in education and the insurance business since graduating in 1975.
Veterans Radio was a dream Dale had years ago and he’s very grateful to have the opportunity to make the dream come true.
Dale currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife Jane and feels fortunate to have his son and family, including a grandson, live nearby. firstname.lastname@example.org”
Bob Gould—Bob Gould was born and grew up in Northwest Detroit. He joined the army the July after graduating from Redford High School. He completed his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was then sent to Fort Riley, Kansas for Advanced Infantry Training. Bob became proficient as a Forward Observer for an 81 MM mortar platoon. In July, 1962, Bob completed Basic Airborne Training and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. There he completed his two-year enlistment as a medic in the 326 Medical Battalion.
After service, Bob went on to have two sons and graduated with a Masters in Education degree from The University of Michigan. Currently, Bob lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is President of Small Business Benefits, plays recreational hockey, and loves old fashioned rock and roll. email@example.com
Dwight Zimmerman—Dwight Zimmerman is an award-winning author and a member of the Military Writers Society of America and the Western Writers of America.
Dwight is a host of the Veterans Radio program “At Ease.” He has adapted Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling Killing Lincoln for the young adult market. Lincoln’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman was released in 2012. Also released in 2012 was his The Hammer and the Anvil, a graphic history biography of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, with art by Wayne Vansant.
Jim Fausone, Attorney at Law—After Jim Fausone served his country, he went to law school on the G.I. Bill. He married his college sweetheart, Carol Ann, who was a lieutenant in the USAF and stationed at Fairchild AFB, Spokane, Washington. She continued in the service for 34 years and rose to the rank of Brigadier General.
Jim is admitted before the U.S Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, United States Supreme Court, Michigan Supreme Court, as well as various Federal District Courts. He is a member of the National Organization for Veteran Advocates (NOVA). A former service member, he is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and an honors graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law.
He has built Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC into one of the premier veteran disability firms in the country. He is an Accredited Attorney by the VA. He has worked closely with veteran service organizations and veteran-centric organizations. Jim is a frequent writer, blogger, and lecturer on veteran topics. He organizes the largest Veterans Benefits Summit in Michigan each fall with hundreds of veterans in attendance.
Brigadier General (ret.) Carol Ann Fausone—General Fausone served her country for 34 years from 1977 – 2011. From 2003-2011 she served as the Assistant Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs, for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, State of Michigan advocating for Veterans.
From 2001-2005, General Fausone served as the Assistant for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs working directly with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Force Health Protection and Readiness. Serving in this capacity, she assisted in developing and implementing programs, policy, and operations for Reserve Affairs.
General Fausone graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 1975 and in 1977 received her commission in the United States Air Force as a medical officer. She served on active duty in various nursing positions and in late 1981 transferred to the Michigan Air National Guard. In 1983 and 1995, she completed a Master of Science in Administration and a Master of Science in Nursing from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.
Carol Ann continues serving by “Taking Care of Our American Heroes and their Families” to obtain the benefits they deserve. She owns The Veteran Advocate, LLC and works with Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC.
Nina Golding Diaz was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has 14 years experience in the performing arts, primarily dancing classical Russian Ballet. Nina completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she returned to school for a certification in music production and audio engineering, which she completed with honors. Nina is currently studying the broadcast arts and is continuing to pursue a career in radio production.