USA Patriotism! recognizes Bob Calvert for his noble patriotic efforts!
Bob Calvert's dedicated, tireless effort as the founder and host of the Talking With Heroes show, which includes repeated trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to interview America's brave, honorable troops serving in harm's way ... speaks for itself ... and for his induction into Patriots Hall of Honor. Nor has Bob Calvert's efforts been for personal financial gain . . . doing so out of deep respect, pride, and support of America's troops and veterans . . . and love of the USA!
In Bob Calvert's own words...
I am the founder and host of the Talking With Heroes show and the Editor of our Thank You For Your Service.
My dad served in WWII on an aircraft. carrier in the Pacific.
My youngest brother enlisted in the Air Force at 18 years old and served for 8 years. A few years ago at 44, he left. a successful auto sales career and reenlisted into the Army. He is now a Captain serving at Ft. Benning where he is an Officer at the Lab at the Main Hospital. He is getting ready to be deployed to Afghanistan.
My daughter, who I raised by myself from the time she was 2-1/2, enlisted in the Army when she was 18 years old. (Her boyfriend then was in the Army.) I had no real personal experience with service in the military and realized that I would have to learn how to support her in the Army. (She is now a proud veteran.)
A few years later I moved to Ft. Riley where they were stationed. I was finding out about military support groups like Soldiers Angels and others. In early 2005 my then son-in-law was deployed to Iraq. Five days after he deployed, my daughter gave birth to their first child at Evans Hospital on Ft. Carson. About six months after he returned from Iraq shortly he transferred to Ft. Carson. He deployed for 15 months with the 1-8 where they served in Mosul, Iraq.
All the associated videos are on Talking with Heroes' YouTube channel along with other videos.
Fellow Patriots Thoughts About Bob Calvert
It is not that simple to express my admiration for Bob Calvert. Bob and I met many years ago, naturally over the internet. We quickly became mutual supporters of our efforts in support of our troops deployed. (I do care packages). It's been so long I cannot recall how we first connected. I prefer to speak with people I meet over the phone, the old fashioned way, as it is more personal than email.
Claudia Pemberton, author of Love Leaves No One Behind
I can't imagine anyone more deserving than Bob Calvert for induction into the Patriots Hall of Honor. Bob is a Patriot in the truest sense of the word. His love and respect for America's troops runs deep, and extends as far as Bob can possibly reach.
His devotion to giving audience to our Soldiers through his Talking with Heroes program is a blessing on both fronts. The Soldiers get to tell their stories, and the home front gets to send their love. What a noble undertaking, and what an admirable Patriot.
Thank you for your efforts, Bob, and congratulations on your induction.
Information provided by nominator, inductee, and/or inductee's representative.