51 minutes | Jan 6, 2020

Katrina Army Officer & Victim - The Story - Episode 7

Retired LTC David McPherson was an Army Reserve Officer and served over 20 years of service.  The stories will hear revolves primarily around a three year period from August 2005 until 2008.  You will also hear about how his decision to join the service, his family and his on and off duties as a US Army Reserve Officer.  The U.S. Army Reserve is for those that want to make a difference performing critical Army jobs while serving part time, close to home, while gaining an edge in their civilian careers. use their civilian and military training to safeguard the nation's data and develop secure communications technologies. David played a critical role in both of the  major operations around Hurricane Katrina (Operation Evacuee & Debris), at the same time he was a VP of technology for a local university, a husband, father and son in which he supported all of them during his duties around the Hurricane.  Hurricane_Katrina At the 38 minutes and 26 seconds  you are going to hear how David’s unit supported operations in Afghanistan through a retrofit process and how it affected his soldiers that had experienced it.  One unit coming through had lost 105 men in battle in the previous month and David talks about how it affected them how Chaplan stood up for the warriors even to the point of swearing, which I had to bleep...ha ha.  Being an enlisted soldier I got a kick out of David’s run-in with the 3rd Army (CSM) Sergeant Major in the dining facility.  You will hear this story at 42 minutes and 54 Seconds into the episode. 
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