Guest Name(s): Mike Vining
Episode 322 with SGM Mike Vining was one of our most well-received shows to date, and we promised a part two that many of you have been anticipating heavily. As promised, we delivered, and went very in-depth with one of the true pioneers of Army special operations. We pick up right where we left off and dive into SGM Vining’s military career after Vietnam. We cover operations Mike was a part of in Grenada, Beirut, Haiti, Iran, and Kuwait. Some heroic stories of guys he served with, as well as some tragic stories, and Mike’s take on the rise of IEDs being used to kill our warriors in combat. You’ll also get a few laughs as well though, when you hear about Mike’s childhood background that was sure to lead to a career as an EOD technician.
Mike is currently travelling the country with his wife and enjoying some great outdoor adventures. He does some excellent work with the National EOD Association and EOD Warrior Foundation. We’re also excited to hear that SGM Vining will be inducted into the U.S. Army Ordnance Hall of Fame in Fort Lee, Virginia on May 1st, 2018. The following Saturday, May 5th this year marks National EOD Day, and Mike is pleased to announce that there will be no new names added to their memorial this time.