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"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:15 min | 6 months ago

"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Operations warrior foundation of which our guest retired major general clay hutmacher is president and CEO And they do good work To pat who calls them from northern Michigan good evening pad Good evening Jimbo I find myself in an odd situation I am a blood relative of Medal of Honor recipient and a merit by marriage of a boy around her recipient But my great grandfather was as far as I know the only man to be awarded the congressional Medal of Honor in the Spanish-American War He was one of the rough riders And I recently came upon a documentary and that was awarded to a guy that was running a machine gun that's when they were battling San Juan hill I'm pretty sure that was my grandpa My great grandpa But when the war broke out he was a former in the silver mining Colorado and they took a vote and they shut down the whole freaking mind and everybody went and joined up and of course he was voted captain or whatever but they called him the kid because he was the oldest man in the unit And then later on in life my mother ended up marrying lieutenant colonel Charles kettle who Obama just gave the Medal of Honor to a while back here Well you should be very very proud of the illustrious lineage in your family pad One good pad deserves another Let's try pat and Sedona Arizona next Hello pet Hey Jim thank you Great I came in late So I'm going to ask a question and I hope it's not been asked before And this medal and this gentleman that we're talking to syrup I try and try to get your name but that good And you're a colonel right Sir No he was a retired major general but close enough Major journal Excuse me sir I'm so that's so disrespectful I'm sorry With early understand go ahead and get to your point Okay well it's just that you know I'm a veteran And I've gone to schools and I've talked to young people and one of the curious little questions one of the younger kids and this was like a 5th grade class How do you win How do you get awarded the middle of honor And it kind of threw me back because you know it's something you know you receive if I yeah the term win is not to be you that's inappropriate usage Yeah Well he was just a child and of course He did that but Right You know thinking about the history of this metal Now you may know about this sir During the Civil War this medal was kind of abuse Wasn't it Yes we did mention that earlier on that it was not so much abused as it was simply It was not accorded the level that it is accorded today back then it was more or less I guess roughly the equivalent of today's bronze star which is to say it wasn't as though you did nothing to receive it but it has been elevated in terms of the standards for the metal over the years So yes you're absolutely correct pat Okay I just wanted to bring that point out Sure I'm sorry if it's already been talking No no that's fine That's absolutely fine I guess I'm not sure that are the majority of medals of honor that have been handed out still dating back to the Civil War I know that since the standards change and of course obviously the number of people receiving it have dropped general Yes sir they have And in fact that was a complaint a few years ago by many of the recipients because after 9 11 initially we did issue out many medals at all And the military services medals of honor In the military services went back and reviewed and I think they you know the standards were unintentionally raised over time to where it was almost a superhuman act And they went back and reviewed several acts that lesser awards were initially presented and compared them to historical Medal of Honor awards And they upgraded several Alwan cash is a perfect example of sardin first class Hit with an IED in Iraq and he got out fine and his vehicle but he went back in and pulled out his other crew members and was burnt over 90% of his body and succumbed to his injuries later and was several years later issued the Medal of Honor just recently actually Yeah Yeah that could happen long after one has passed on that's quite correct To Eric who listens to us in Colombia Missouri Hello Eric Hello I worked at a VA hospital for 13 years 68 years old I know veterans have been around them on electricians for 13 years And I love that And don't take this wrong but osteo that our children in this country are more important than veterans Veterans got to be a child they got to be middle aged and they had the honor to serve their country which is one of the greatest things you can do So I'm for children being taken care of Well and no one who supports veterans who show valor in combat are opposed to helping children Eric I think we might want to make that clear This is not an either or proposition I understand and I respect and think awards are wonderful things but I fear for our country because our children are falling through the cracks Well they are and certainly we should work on that but again that's along the lines of walking and chewing gum I think we're quite capable as a society of both the taking care of our children and of honoring those who show great valor and defending the country I don't see any contradiction there I'll defer to general hutmacher No I would tend to agree with you sir I don't think that they're in conflict at all And in fact I would say that in one area that I personally feel that children benefit from hearing this stories of valor from Medal of Honor recipients and other veterans is in the character building department One of the programs the Medal of Honor foundation runs is spending time in inner city schools with kids to talk about character And that would be a great help to America's youth And I think our veterans play a big role in that Absolutely I couldn't agree more Dave who calls them from Ontario Canada good evening Dave Good evening Jim how are you today Fine thank you I respect both you gentlemen and thank you both for your service as you say in the states and we do say that here in Canada Thank you The other thing that I was going to say is I'm disappointed a lot of times when your veterans come home to ceased A lot of times they do not get the respect They deserve until they get into the little hometowns Here in Canada they fly into Ottawa after all of the country as they come down the trans Canada highway.

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"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

08:55 min | 1 year ago

"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"We're going to hear about two stories of really extraordinary men. Um and and maybe their theme here is about rescues. We're going to hear about Um, the work that earned Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles, the Medal of Honor, and we're going to hear it from the point of view of how that happened. How the Medal of honor came about. From William or build Valvano. Bill was what I refer to as the Medal of Honor, Sherpa for kettles. He heard the story and helped advance it to get an upgrade of the metal. Um To the Medal of Honor and of an interesting little bit US history. And then we're going to talk to, uh, an army ranger Tony Brooks, Who's going to tell the story about the search for Marcus Luttrell? Who you may know, is the lone survivor out of Afghanistan, and Tony tells a very interesting and candid approach about trying to rescue somebody in Afghanistan. So great stories back and listen in. We want to welcome to veterans Radio today. William Villa. No bill served in the U. S Army and the medical service corps in 1955 to 1957. But we have them on to talk about his involvement in shepherding forward a Upgrade package for Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles, whose distinguished service Cross was ultimately upgraded to the Medal of Honor, and that Medal of honor was awarded to him by President Barack Obama. In, uh, 19. Oh, I lost the date already. Uh, yeah. Okay. 1916. I'm sorry 2016 so that that Medal of Honor upgrade ceremony was in July of 2016. Um and, uh, we're gonna let me let me just set this up a little bit that Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettle, who's now deceased and who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in July of 2016. It was for his Saving, uh 40 soldiers and four crew members on a damage you H one d helicopter while under fire in Vietnam in 1967. Really just months into his first deployment in Vietnam and Charles Kettles sort of was Really a born in his blood was aviation. His father was a World war one Royal Air Force Canadian and World War. Two US Army, Eric or pilot. So Charles came by to aviation, you know, from his genetics, Um, and he was a graduate of the Edison Institute High School and Dearborn, Michigan. He, um, flew for Ford Motor Company. He ultimately, uh, got an engineering degree from what was then Michigan State Normal college but now is eastern Michigan University. He served, um in the fifties 19 fifties, uh, as a pilot, with service in Korea, Japan and Thailand. He got out. This is part of the amazing part of the story As you get out, returned and started a Ford dealership with his brother but re enlisted in 1963. When the United States needed pilots for the Vietnam War, and Charles Kettles would have been about a 33 year old at the time. Uh, yeah, ultimately qualified for helicopter. Um, flight and was sent off to Vietnam to join a new helicopter unit, the 1 76 assault helicopter company, and it's in that role that he served as a flight commander. And I was faced with a Or horrific situation when a battalion sized enemy forced ambushed and outnumbered elements of the first regrade 101st Airborne Division, Your Duke four. Um, he left, uh, platoon of these. Uhh. Huey's helicopters are getting get into intensifier to help rescue these men, which he did. And as he said he kept these 44 men off the Vietnam Memorial. So Um, The story of Charles Cattle, which we have told, and veterans radio before is quite incredible and his worth reading or listening to in its entirety, But we have Bill Viola no to talk about kind of a How do you get there? How do you go from receiving the Distinguished Service Cross and 50 years later getting your metal upgraded to the middle of honor and in our experience. These men never asked for this. It's somebody comes along and says, Oh, my goodness. You know, there should be more and that brings us to you, Bill. Um, After your service, you came back to the Arbor, Michigan area. You were president and CEO of a large nonprofit in southeast Michigan. And you got involved in the veterans history Project. Tell us Tell us about that project. Well, first of all, I I've first met Charlie when I interviewed him for the Better insisting project. And the Veterans issue project was established by Congress. I think in the year 2000 And it was to collect them preserve and make accessible. The personal accounts of American wartime veterans. So that future generations who would hear directly From the Veteran about their experiences in Normal realities of war. Um If if I make talk about what we did locally locally, the excellent Rotary Club. Picked up the ball about setting up local veterans history Project. And we were first made aware of this by Professor history professor at Eastern Michigan University. After I wrote several grands requesting funds. Since Congress did not provide real assistance, except for brochures and things of that site. We'll ask you receiving the grands. We purchased cameras and tapes and other equipment used. Converting these tapes to DVDs, which we eventually sent in the library of Congress. We also as and one thing that I'm Proud of Um not that I had anything to do with it. But we also set up a local website for veterans and their families to access. Um, through the Fictional and historical society museum. But, you know, back in my interview with Charlie, I was nearly finished. When his wife came down the stairs and said, Uh, did you tell him about making 15 And finally, well, yeah, you know. Oh, he started to describe the incident. Hey, he, she said he made several trips to the war zone to deliver and pick up troops and delivers the flies and so on. And then the process. Uh, enemy fire made Mystery helicopters. He was flying, um, you know, operable unusable after he returned to the, uh, rounding son on his fourth trip he had to borrow Um On copter from another unit, his his CEO. Uh, very strongly advised him not to go, but Charlie went anyhow and he knew that there were more stranded soldiers there. When you returned to the to the to the pickup zone. Uh, the soldiers would have certainly been captured or killed or whatever..

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"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"Hero Uh Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles, who unfortunately passed away last year, but we had We had him on numerous times to talk about his escapades as a helicopter pilot and rescuing A number of people in an untenable situation in Vietnam. We've we've had I just so many people on. It's just It's been an amazing ride, and we were so excited that we were able to do this for Where are our audiences and for ourselves for the last 17 years? Um, way had ourselves remember Chuck Yeager? Yes, I do. I was just reading about him today minute. Much of the story that way had General free. Tired D Chuck there, you're live on the program. And he was very colorful, was very, very speaking, and he was talking about flying his Mustang and Germany and shooting at the tournament and won Right Christian radio. Okay, It's great. But we got checked in your life. We had known the way this was that whatever they were saying, going right out and shut still really exist. Those fo Beezus kept he didn't say it will be. We're coming out of some white or something like that. I looked at Dale was this whole so I was on the board. I looked at you, Dale. You looked at me. We shrug our shoulders with the phones. Nobody was calling me. You know when you're gonna tell him, you know, he was colorful, And that was I think that was one of the veteran radio hard lights. I think that was one of the highlights. Um, there are many of them out there. Obviously Michael J. Martin, who is a true veteran, troop it or was on the program many times. For those of you have Vietnam veterans, especially you recognize Michael J. Martin's name? As uh, He and his partner just wrote just such powerful songs. And Gary That's another Gary Lily. Find that we had on there and hey, played live in the studio because after we we were at W s. D s for a while. We got promoted and we moved over to win right where we are right now and, um More signal. We didn't have to kick the transmitter at all. They they've taken very good care of us. Over the years. We did leave right Lam for awhile because they, um before polarity, but then was a Would Linda Hughes of we all our lives to from a radio standpoint and such a good such a good person. In our lives, and we moved over to Catholic radio as Bob mentioned a W D e o here in Ann Arbor. Also on We were there for five or six years and then they but Eight. Really? Huh? That time flies when you're having fun, I guess. Uh, something. Dale's consists of a big moment for all of us. We were on the air W de Ville. Great. Okay, Catholic radio and pride the way that was so the president was Mr Monaghan called money him who happen to be a former Marie. I'm fine. You always a marine. He happened to be the president. Well, guess what we got in the door. Anyway, I thought a phone call on a Friday afternoon. We were broadcasting and nine o'clock on Saturday. This phone call about five in the evening. That was al. Just zero. The of all what was the television stations on the network? That was you know what I'm talking about? The Arabs spoke. This was all American run. They had this in New York. What they wanted to come out the next morning. And soon our programs. Whoa! Sure. Come on. Now, let's all meet up, big boy. So I show up and I'm a Jewish guy. Bill. I don't think you're Presbyterian, right? Right, Right over over over, you know, And then we had from d E o or to get his name their their president. Uh, that was okay. I'm sorry. His name was all is well. Um, And then we have the Arabs. So we have the conglomerate. All of the big boys, folks, and we're all just getting along. Yeah, I remember the excitement than all of us. Motorcade is from the big boy on Plymouth Road over to the studio. It was fantastic. And if you are interested in seeing what that look like on that show, you can go to veterans radio dot net and looking our archives and there is the video from the From that. That was our 10th anniversary. Actually, it turned out to be our 10th anniversary program. And it was there. So, Bob, I'm gonna let you go now, and I'm going to go to or something. Some other guests here, But I want to thank you for calling it. I'm glad you were here. When Rebecca called in. And you please take care of yourself. I'll be in touch. Okay, then. Good luck to you, too, to Popeye's. All right. So that was that was Bob gold, One of the original four when we found it, Veterans radio back in 2000 and three in 2000 and three and actually, our very first program was on. I believe it was November 15th of 2000 and three Jim, I'm gonna bring you back on here for a second, just to see what you think You're doing Nothing while you and Bob were reminiscing. I think I want to make a point for veteran radio listeners is and you told me this when I got involved You said you're gonna be surprised at how many people want to talk to the veteran radio listener audience, and we you mentioned Medal of Honor recipients. We've had a number of them on my favorite is Kyle Carpenter. Was a young Marine who cut in his words cuddled a grenade to save his buddies. And and his slogan is you are worth it. And if you really think about that, that's amazing. But also we've had people on like Dr Shulkin, who was the secretary of the B. A, Um you know, we wait get Veterans radio because of its longevity because of its reach because of its audience..

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"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"But the NSA has said very clearly these results are certified yet so we don't have a certified winner. Jordan. This is not unusual or unprecedented, either. In 2000. I worked for President George W. Bush's transition and for weeks and weeks for the 37 days until the Supreme Court made a decision. The funds were not released to move us into the official transition facility in Washington, D. C. So we were across the river in Arlington, Virginia. So look the conspiracy theories that the NSA is sometime somehow holding this up. It's just not factual Jordan until it's certified. Those funds are not going to be available. Yes, I would expect that Vice President Biden would continue to prepare the Jordan He's not going to get those funds and access to those resource is until it's certified. That's the legal process in the United States of America. They're Ugo today, folks. I just want to encourage you. I think that those that be the final call today to check out Everything that we've produced just for Veterans Day. We've got the special video I did for Veterans Day, acknowledging the service of one specific, Ah, veteran telling a story, so I think that makes it important to you is, if you that's that's great for like teenagers, Young older kids, too, and for you to watch American hero, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles. Just to highlight what it means. What we talked about that Thursday. You've got bald beagle. You're going to see that video on veterans Day. If your watch on Facebook periscope YouTube, you're going to see that video right after the show, So we'll stay on and play that video and that you could find it odd YouTube. Logan's so people could go there as well. They should. Also, they need Thio. People need Thio subscribe to the J. YouTube. We're doing a lot more there. Add to the bald eagle. You were spending a lot more time on YouTube. You're seeing a lot of posts a lot of comments happening about social media in general, we've seen that audience on YouTube explode really? In the last few days, people are searching and needing new content. So we encourage you definitely subscribed. If you're watching right now, The lot of you are even on our YouTube channel I've described the page described my page Logan secular re program. Describe the ball Beagle, the J secular YouTube channel. They've got a bunch of content and if you have kids definitely subscribed a ball beagle because it's safe. You know what's coming for people that you know and trust the J team. It's very creative because we have What I think is the best creative entertainment team in the world who just happened to be creating incredible yo content for a nonprofit Christian conservative organization put together the best group of people on the planet. And incredible animators..

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"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"J. Secular live and now your host Jordan secular. Oh, welcome back to the second half hour live. We are taking your phone calls at 1 800. 684 31 10 and let me again if you're just joining us for the second half hour I thank you on this veterans day to all the men and women who do serve our country and have served our country to defend the freedoms and liberties that you have fought force that we could take advantage of those. So we may have the freedom of speech so we could take these legal challenges to court in a disputed election so that we were able to talk to you like we are today. And get the free information out on again. We couldn't do any of that. The Constitution and all of its protections would be a lot of words without our military defending our rights, whether it's here in the United States from foreign adversaries or defending us from attacks from abroad, So thank you so much to all those veterans. The men and women who serve and have served our country to all of our listeners out there who are veterans who have family members who served or have served. We just want to thank you, and we've produced a number of things. We got a great new block up by retired colonel West with from the old J T. We have a lot of veterans. Working force of the A. C L. J. That's up in a C l j dot org's for kids. We have a special video for Ball B go up on explaining what veteran's day is all about. I'll tell you, my daughter loved it. It really did explain today that they usually Kate, this pre K to 10 years old wouldn't really be able to comprehend, but have studied a great way for kids. We also have this great video I did and narrated for specific American hero on this Veterans Day, Lieutenant Colonel Charles kettles who received the Medal of honor of the presidential medal waters. So again, I encourage you to check out all of that that we have on our social media, whether it's on Facebook, YouTube parlor and Twitter. Check that out and share with your friends and family that let's get back to it. And I want to get updates specifically on Congress right now, because I think this is he just a ski as you. Of course, the presidential legal battles are. We got updates there that you don't do. Challenges out of Ah, out of Nevada is well on its so again. I think we watched that very carefully. The stay still in place. In from the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania. Ah, and you're looking at Michigan as well for unlawful vote county. So this is all starting to come together. As I've been saying these interviews but fad there needs to be attention of the U. S sitting because right now, as it stands, Republicans have 50 seats. Democrats have 48 There are two up right now where we don't have a determination both out of Georgia, both which could be run offs where Georgia voters decide that January 5th. Yeah, that's right. Jordan and we've been saying for days now on this broadcast that calls should have been made in North Carolina and Alaska and now by everyone, except for Fox News in North Carolina. Both of those states have been called. But those races have been done for a while now, So you're right. It's 50 Republicans in the United States Senate and 48 Democrats, with two races still outstanding, and George, I heard you touch on this in a previous segment, But I really want to emphasize this 20.1 of those races is clearly heading to a run off because there are about 30 candidates on the ballot. There were three men You're candidates. None of them is close to 50%. That runoff will be between Senator Law Flor and Reverend Warnock. But Jordan, the other race is very, very much still in play. Now that there's a hand recount and the canvas scene that you talked about in Georgia. The latest numbers there are that Senator Purdue has 49.73% of the vote. That means that you only have to remove moved several 100 votes and I'm just here to tell you that number Jordan used Really does move in one direction or another when there is a recount Jordan even if fraud is not uncovered, even if it's all legitimate, a recount generally moves that many votes now I don't know which way they would move. But I'm here to tell you that that race is still outstanding. It is not yet certain to go to a runoff. If Senator Purdue were to win that race out, right, it would be 51 seats. For Republicans and just one race to go to a runoff in January. 5th As of now, you're correct. The balance of power in the United States Senate might indeed be on the ballot on January 5th one of those races, Jordan is still very much in play very much in play because of the recount, and that recount that we now know is going to be very extensive and audit, a recount and a recanvass all done. By November 20. So in plenty of time to know whether or not they would have to take that race into a recount or not, And who controls the U. S Senate? We might know by November 20th if Purdue gets over the line there But either way, I think you have to look at both those races is a run off right.

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"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"colonel charles kettles" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"And they also have facilities not only here in an over Michigan but also in Jacksonville, Florida again, that's Eisenhower center dot com. And this is not just for military. So I think this is an opportunity for people out there. If you Ah need some assistance might want to give them a call. We have Ah, A friend that we know of whose son was in a really terrible automobile accident that their recovery at the Eisenhower Center, so it's civilians and veterans as well. And of course, we want to thank our local veterans service organizations that includes the American Legion Post number 46 here in Ann Arbor. W Post for 23. And the Charles as kettles, Vietnam. Veterans of America Post number 3 10 All of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thank you guys. Men and women for all of your support. We couldn't do it without you. All right. So we're going to get right into our program now reminding you again that the local phone number is 734822 1600. I want to welcome our guest for today. Number one. We're talking about a health system. And that is Bryan Hayes and Brian is a public relations director for the Anne Arbor, Va. And Brian. Welcome to Veterans Radio. Hey, Dale. Thanks. Glad to be back clan Have you back? How are things going up there? Well, things are going really well for us. I mean, we're you know, we're still under quite a bit of restrictions as Faras. Visitors go and how patient things like that. But We are sort of opening things up a little bit. We're calling it the new normal. You know where folks are now able to bring in, you know, 11 visitor with them. You know a caretaker or something because they have an appointment. Doing a lot more face to face appointments. Now our surgery is almost up, Tio full speed. You know, It's not quite full speed yet, but it's up there. We're doing a lot of work and Doing the work that the veterans need us to do. We're also hiring a lot right now to case you haven't heard. We've a lot of a lot of community health care systems are kind of hurting through the coded crisis. Some of you are even talking bankruptcy. But a is hiring we need. We need health technicians We need especially nurses, particularly I c u nurse is right now we're in desperate need of I C u nurses and and even administrative folks. We need the administrative folks to back up all the clinical folks, And so that's that's kind of what's going on now and future. We've got quite a few things going on. Oh, you know, we're renaming the facility. As you remember. We talked last month were in the process of going through both chambers of Congress Right now, the renaming of the medical center to the Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles, Va Medical Center. We're going to remain a and R for health care system, but the hospital is getting in the game. I meant only that we also got our new intensive care unit will be coming online in just a couple of months. We're looking at mid September. For that. It's a brand new state of the art high tech intensive care unit. That's coming on or it was also getting ready to hopefully to a groundbreaking for our cannon, community based outpatient clinic coming up. We're scheduling that maybe for September. It could be early October, depending on Congressional schedules and things like that, and then some of the things that we have going on right now it's it's pretty busy for us at the time Clad to hear that you are are busy. There's lots of great information out there about the system number one is. I just got a news release the other day that thief, a surgical care is a better, too, or equivalent to non VA hospitals. I can attest to that. That's a research study that came out. I believe it was out of Dartmouth University about a year and 1/2 ago. Um, that showed that ah, the quality of care. Is that good or better and community hospitals by almost every metric every measure that have used one of our issues, you know that we have a B a nurse's way. We've got such stiff competition for nurses. Particularly in Ann Arbor. You know, with the education system that air here and also the whole, our health care system in the area of you know, it's just It's just really. It's very competitive for nurses and to keep him quote. So we like a little bit in that when it comes to the metrics of quality, But Faras patients getting their care were right up there with the best of them. And there was also a study that came out not too long ago from the Journal of the American Medical Association that show that waiter For the are actually better than community care. You know, for example, just I'm just gonna pull this around the top of my head. If you wanted a dermatology appointment at Via might take you a little longer than 30 days. Which is our our hearts the bar that we try to hit. I might take you 40 45 days to get a dermatology appointment, But you won't get that appointment anywhere else for six months. So So when we talk about comparing, you know, when we talk about wait times you have to say compared to what? Right Absolutely one of those is compared to black because I I have an appointment with a quote. I can't say this out loud. I guess a civilian dermatologist next October. I think it is so on. I feel fortunate to get that, but I know that there are other things going on. And maybe we could wait. Bring on our other two cats to talk a little bit about the funding that's happening in the budget. And so forth. But there was one other program. But then I saw that there were expanding funding for the emergency response for veterans experience.

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