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Retired MLB Pitcher Brad Ziegler and Naval Academy Head Baseball Coach Paul Kostacopoulos: American Valor Podcast

The American Valor Podcast team was recently honored to converse with retired MLB pitcher Mr. Brad Ziegler and the head baseball coach of the United States Naval Academy baseball program Mr. Paul Kostacopoulos. Brad and Paul spoke about their careers in baseball, including how they got started in the game, what they have experienced and […]

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Mr. Lou Bernardi and Mr. Bob DiBiasio on the American Valor Podcast

On episodes five and six of the American Valor podcast, we spoke to Mr. Lou Bernardi, Assistant Baseball Coach at the Merchant Marine Academy and Mr. Bob DiBiasio, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of the Cleveland Indians. Lou and Bob both serve on the Board of Directors of the Act of Valor Foundation. Hear […]

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Marine Gunnery Sergeant Johnathan Rose and Lieutenant General George Flynn

Today we are highlighting two Marines on the American Valor podcast. On episodes three and four, Gunnery Sergeant Johnathan Rose and Lieutenant General George Flynn speak about their experiences in the Marine Corps. Johnathan shares his continuing support for veteran causes after being injured in combat, as well as his time as a Congressional Fellow. […]

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Command Sergeant Major Steve Curtis on the American Valor Podcast

Today we are reviewing our second conversation on the American Valor podcast with Retired Command Sergeant Major and Education Committee Chair Steve Curtis. Steve discusses his career serving in the infantry in the US Army, what it means to him to know that his family was supported at home while he was away, as well […]

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American Valor podcast: episode one with foundation President Mr. Peter Fertig

This week we are reviewing our first eight episodes on the American Valor podcast and looking forward to future episodes, including Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and Tommy Lasorda, the 70th Secretary of the Navy the Honorable John H. Dalton and many more. We release a new episode every other Monday. We were first honored […]

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American Valor Podcast: United States Naval Academy Head Baseball Coach Paul Kostacopoulos

In our eighth episode of the American Valor podcast, Nathaniel Cameron and Colin Kirk talk to United States Naval Academy Head Baseball Coach Paul Kostacopoulos. The team discusses Coach Kostacopoulous’ start in baseball and his journey to become the youngest Division I baseball head coach, leading him to become the second most winningest coach in […]

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American Valor Podcast: Major League Baseball Veteran Pitcher and Bob Feller Act of Valor Recipient Brad Ziegler

In our seventh installment, the podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron, Tyler Buchholz and Colin Kirk sit down with retired eleven year Major League Baseball veteran pitcher Mr. Brad Ziegler. The group discusses Mr. Ziegler’s upbringing around baseball and his resilience that led him to the major leagues. After being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, Mr. […]

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Bob Feller Act of Valor Adviser Chad Lennon Sets World Record

Congratulations to Marine Chad Lennon, who recently set a new world record in support of the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting wounded veterans of all service branches. Chad pulled a 400 pound chain for one mile in 63 minutes and 18 seconds. Congratulations, Chad!

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American Valor Podcast: Cleveland Indians Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Mr. Bob DiBiasio

We are excited to release our sixth episode of the American Valor podcast, in which the podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron, Tyler Buchholz, and Colin Kirk sit down with the Cleveland Indians’ Mr. Bob DiBiasio. Bob serves on the Act of Valor Foundation Board of Directors, where his experience and connections within the baseball industry […]

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American Valor Patriot Program at National Baseball Hall of Fame

Thank you to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the opportunity to be part of a great day at Doubleday Field this past Saturday, July 20th! Act of Valor President Peter Fertig, Retired Command Sergeant Major and Education Committee Chair Steve Curtis and USMC Gunnery Sergeant and 2018 Jerry Coleman Award winner  John Rose […]

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