What up, Get Up Nation? My name is Ben Biddick, the Host of the Get Up Nation Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball Player and CEO of www.lurongliving.com, Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with United States Air Force Veteran Colonel Don Taylor. He is the author of a book called "The Quiet Heroes: Timeless Reflections of an American Airman." The book highlights the experiences of World War II veteran Technical Sergeant Erwin "Itch" Harrison of the United States Army Air Corps. We discuss the book and how the process of writing it caused Don to draw from his experiences serving in Iraq as the Commander of a military hospital to gain valuable insights into honoring Itch’s challenges and service. If you’re interested in gaining a greater understanding of how servant leadership can transform one of the most terrifying and traumatic environments on earth into a place of health, empowerment, resilience, and cohesion by making peace with your own mortality and voluntarily risking one’s own life in the service of the broken, welcome to Get Up Nation Episode 24.
Nowhere is resilience more valuable and important than when human beings decide to enter the jaws of modern warfare to heal and serve. Don shares how he honored the sacrifices and challenges of those who volunteered to go, recognized and communicated the supreme privilege of their duty to save and heal in a war zone, and sustained his staff’s mental health as they faced the tremendous challenge of caring for those who suffered the most vicious trauma the world has to offer. He also reflects on those who survived prior wars and conflicts and how the need to better serve them creates his calling to tirelessly help these heroes every day of his life. Thank you, Don, for joining me on the Get Up Nation Podcast.
Music: Awaken by Ethan Rank and Out in the Cold by Songs for Norah
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