Through the month of May, we show our gratitude for those who served by sharing their stories with our community. The May We Thank You Tour, presented by Boss Services, is a proud tradition in Southwest Michigan and this year we’re bringing the conversations to you in more ways. Listen weekdays at 5:15 and 5:45pm for our interviews with our Veterans, and replay the interviews in their entirety with bonus content in our podcasts in the Y Country mobile app & on our website.
New this year, you can thank the Veterans and military personnel in your life by sharing their picture with us on 975ycountry.com or through the Y Country mobile app to be featured in our photo gallery and to be highlighted on the Matt Malone Morning Show, weekdays at 7:50a.
From everyone at 97-5 Y Country, Thank You for your service!
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Listen to the Latest Interviews:
Imagine that on your 19th birthday, you get told that you and your fellow soldiers are entering into a ground war. Now, on top of that, imagine being through 13 IED explosions. That’s what happened for Jeremiah
Our conversation with Dan Koerner took us all over the waters. In his stories of service he shares with us information of intercepting other vessels from people trying to come to the U.S. for asylum to those
Ben Isbrecht served in the United States Marines and shares a little bit about his background and how his career path changed from what he first thought it would be. Listen to Ben’s story in our podcast!
We had the opportunity to speak with Sarge (aka Jeff) about his time in the Marine’s and how he ended up getting a now lifelong nickname from a civilian job. Listen to the story by listening to
We speak with a lot of Veterans who have served our country, but this is the first time we’re able to speak to a soldier who is currently serving their country on deployment. Sgt. Jess Green is
Jeremy Blair served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and deployed multiple times to defend our country, working his way up to Platoon Sergeant and shaped him into who he is today. Hear his story in our podcast! Podcast:
Don Alsbro’s service in the military, specifically in Vietnam, was to help the native residents with health, hygiene and education. However, the story that Don shares about one shaky flight while trying to return to base is
Lee Scherwitz shares with us his journey of 26 years in the military and an amazing project he and his team completed in Vietnam within 90 days! Listen to the podcast to hear all of his stories!
Marian joined the military a little later in live to be an operation room nurse, and her story is pretty amazing, not only because of her service but how grateful she is for the opportunity to serve
Kent Laudman has spent a majority of his life serving in the military; from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Not only seeing technology and operations change, he devoted his life outside of the military to helping those who’ve
Our conversation with Larry Wozniak brought some insight into how vital his communications job was while serving in Vietnam, ensuring constant communication abilities between different military sectors, including the president. Not only that, but we also discuss
Larry Money is a veteran who has a passion for serving fellow veterans and tells us a story about his return from Vietnam. Hear the full story in our podcast! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
We speak with Sergeant First Class Zachary Lucero about his past and current service, including what it was like to be a newlywed and moving to a completely different country! Hear his story in our podcast! Podcast:
Sarah Thompson has been serving in the U.S. Army for the past 9 years, though that wasn’t always the plan. Plans changed and now she’s walking in her fathers footsteps. Hear Sarah’s story in our podcast! Podcast:
Jeff Bradford is not a Veteran himself, however he has family that has served and Jeff and his family serve Veterans as members of the American Legion in Stevensville. Listen to the podcast to hear more about
Tom Breen is a man who’s devoted his life to serving our country, in more than one way. In fact, you’ll be surprised to hear just how quick everything happened. This is a story you want to
We speak to Jason Turner in South Haven about his time in the service and what it was like for him when he got out and what made him sign back up, several times. Listen to the
Larry Adams is our next Veteran we spoke to. He was drafted and we talk about what that was like for him and his family, his dad’s service, and some stories from Larry’s service. Listen to our
Phil Bell is our next Veteran we get to talk to and hear more about his story to enlist and serve our country. Listen to the podcast to hear Phil’s story! Podcast: Play in new window |
In our first Veteran interview this year, we speak with Paul Blake. Listen to our podcast to hear about Paul’s story! Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email |