My Mission

I firmly believe that our first duty as Americans and people of the world is to remember the sacrifices of others. Sports broadcasting gave me my voice. Now, I’m using that voice and all of the skills that I have learned to honor the heroes of history. By eternalizing the stories of these individuals, I hope that I can remind everyone why we should never take anything in this life for granted. As time goes on, this website will serve as a resource for all generations to understand why we must always honor the ultimate symbols of our freedom.   



Duty Goes Both Ways

Recent Posts



This Is Why We Stand: National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29th has been permanently designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Today, I visited a memorial to the men of Iona who made the supreme sacrifice for peace in Vietnam. The Vietnam war is not looked at as a noble crusade. Its participants were not always given the respect that they earned. To find fault in the cause is inevitable, but to find fault in its crusaders is impossible. The American soldier did everything that was asked of him during this conflict that changed our world forever. 258 Medals of Honor were awarded across the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force during the war. 63 percent of those distinctions were presented posthumously. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson po

This Is Why We Stand: Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith

There is no greater luxury in life than having the ability to shape ones own destiny. In America, we live with this fundamental right every waking hour. This could not be so without the eternal sacrifices of men like Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith. Smith served in the 11th Engineer Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division in the United States Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On April 4, 2003, Sergeant First Class Smith and his men were posted at a prisoner holding area by Baghdad International Airport. They suddenly came under attack by a company-sized enemy force (Between 80-250 men). He instantly recognized the vulnerability of over 100 fellow soldiers and organized a defense of th

This Is Why We Stand: Medal of Honor Day

Today is National Medal of Honor day. The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious personal decoration that can be awarded to a service member in the United States military. It is said that this award is bestowed upon those who demonstrate the highest degree of valor, but this decoration means so much more than just that. 3,515 Medal’s of Honor have been awarded since the American Civil War. No experience in life is more humbling than reading the citations of the individuals who have received it. In my current studies for This Is Why We Stand, I came across these words in a citation, “In total disregard for his own life, he maintained his exposed position in order to engage the att

This Is Why We Stand: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

I have the deepest admiration for the people of England and their proud history. My thoughts and prayers are with our greatest ally in this world after yesterdays terror attack in London. Regardless of the odds or circumstances, the United Kingdom has never backed down against any foe. I wanted to offer a tribute to a legendary soldier who epitomized that unwavering sprit. Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was a British Army officer who served in the Boer War, World War One, and World War Two. Today he is remembered as the “unkillable soldier.” During the course of those wars, Wiart was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear. He survived two plane crashes, tunneled out of a priso

Welcome To This Is Why We Stand

"As I have the honor to be an American, and one among the free millions, who are defended by your valor, I would pay the tribute of thanks, and express my gratitude, while I solicit you to continue in your present honorable and important station. I doubt not America will always find enough of her sons ready to flock to her standard, and support her freedom." Our founding fathers left us with words that are timeless. They understood then, as we do now, what it means to be an American. Most importantly, they understood that there was nothing more important than to show gratitude to those who have fought for all we hold dear. My eternal tribute to the guardians of America is This Is Why We Stan

This Is Why We Stand: Joe Hooper's Miraculous Medal of Honor

We owe a debt that can never fully be repaid to those who served in the conflicts that shaped our world. Sadly, gratitude has not always been shown to those most deserving of it. There is no greater example of this then the treatment of returning American service members during and after the Vietnam War. While the heroes of that conflict may not have received the praise they deserved then, we can ensure that they are honored now. Joe Hooper was one of the many brave Americans who fought in a war far away from American shores in a place called Vietnam. Hooper would go on to become one of the most decorated soldiers in American history. His story would culminate in receiving the Medal of Honor

This Is Why We Stand: Reflection

Rufus Dawes. Martin Treptow. Dirk Vlug. Desmond Doss. Robert Howard. Joseph Vittori. Henry Johnson. Alvin York. Fred Stockham. Hal Moore. George Washington. William Carney. . "In the aftermath, we are because they were." . Patriotism is the steady dedication of a lifetime. . Dedication to our Veterans is a life worth living.



I will use my skills to help anyone that I can. No one will be forgotten and no place is out of reach. 


From a very young age I have understood that my place in this world is the result of sacrifices made by others. My passion for Military history helped to fuel that belief and has been a constant in my life ever since. .


I have been fortunate enough to have worked for the New York Giants, Madison Square Garden, & ESPN Radio Albany. I have hosted my own sports talk show called, The Sports Vault for over 5 years. These experiences continue to enhance my creative capabilities. 


Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my mission with others. Whether it's in front of a camera, microphone, or classroom, I am open to every form of communication. .



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