#TFH on #VLR 4/16 – #Afghanistan #USMC veteran & author @valorofamarine!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns LIVE to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. Hopefully you can take a break from your last minute tax filing scrambles and join me in VLR’s chatroom for the broadcast! Or you can listen using the other players you’ll find around the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile app! You can also interact with the program using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter, and be sure to be following me (@allanbourdius) on Twitter as well as the feeds for the blog & show (@TFHBlogAndShow) and VLR (@VigilantLiberty)!

Farid Hotaki (Twitter)

First up tonight, I’m honored to welcome USMC veteran and author Farid Hotaki (@valorofamarine) to the program!

Farid served in the Afghanistan War for six deployments, back to back. He’s spent the last five years in critical positions playing the role of a cultural advisor, linguist, and US Marine. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat Valor during his service, along with the ISAF Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. His selfless acts saved the lives of people with important source information, which helped save the lives of several Afghan civilians and his fellow Marines. Farid was one of the first two native Afghans that spoke the native language in the Marine Corps in 2006.

His book, Torn in Two: Valor of a U.S. Marine (with Karen Cole), is a work of fiction, not a memoir, but still provides great insight into the ongoing war in Afghanistan. I found it a compelling read, and encourage my listeners & readers to check it out. (Just $2.99 for the Kindle version!)

In hour two, I’ll be doing a whirlwind of current events and culture commentary, plus I’ll spin some tunes from Gareth Emery‘s new album 100 Reasons to Live. Will definitely have some open phones as well! Call in and sound off!!

Hey! My left forearm tattoo tribute to Thomas Jefferson has been entered into Reason magazine’s first ever libertarian tattoo contest! Please vote for me using the above link!

Well, that was a great show! Loved the conversation with Farid Hotaki, and it will definitely make you think. In addition to my news commentary in hour 2, I spun “Hands”, “Save Me”, and “We Were Young” off of “100 Reasons to Live”. Enjoy! (Click the show title in the player to go to Spreaker, where you can download an MP3 for offline listening)

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