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Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories from the Civil War to present day include recipients who were originally overlooked for the medal as well as those who were celebrated at the time.This podcast is made in partnership with The National Medal of Honor Museum.
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Sergeant John Phillip Baca served in the Army in a recoilless rifle team. His company was near Quan Loi, Vietnam and settled in for the night when an explosion went off in the distance. They recognized it as one of the tripwires they had set to alert them of enemies in their position. Baca and his platoon responded to the disturbance, and quickly c…
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In this episode, I chat with David Daniel Dan, a Texas Whole Hog Cooker and owner of Mosu, Texas. See all things David Dan here: https://www.instagram.com/daviddanbbq Mosu, Texas: https://www.instagram.com/mosu_tx Brisket Department: https://brisketdepartment.com/collections/whole-hog Sean Brock episode he mentions: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt324…
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Colonel Walter Joseph Marm Jr. served in the Army during Vietnam. On the 14th of November, 1965, Marm and his company were tasked with rescuing a platoon that had been surrounded by the NVA. After their first push was unsuccessful, Marm led his platoon through heavy machine gun and light arms fire. Marm killed four enemies that approached their pos…
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1st Lieutenant Frank Luke Jr. served in the Army in World War I as a pilot. He quickly gained a reputation as being arrogant and overconfident, but he had the skills to back it up. He scored 18 aerial victories in under three weeks, mostly on unsanctioned missions. His friendship to his group commander allowed him to fly as he pleased, consequence …
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In this episode, I chat with Tabb Singleton from Phat Tabb's BBQ in Idabel, Oklahoma. See all things Phat Tabb's BBQ here: https://phattabbsbbq.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phattabbsbbq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phattabbsbbq 1110 S Central Ave, Idabel, OK 74745 (580) 376-1088 Thursday - Saturday - 10:30 am - 3 pm Texas Monthly …
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After an enemy Japanese plane crashed into the water besides the USS William D. Porter, it exploded causing the destroyer to partially leave the water and crash down again. Thanks to Lieutenant Richard Miles McCool Jr., the commander of a smaller Landing Craft Support ship (LCS-122), all 300 crew members were evacuated to safety. The next day, on J…
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Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the 761st tank battalion, a primarily all black battalion nicknamed the Black Panthers. The panthers were considered an experiment by the U.S. military. At the time, the military was segregated, and they didn’t think black soldiers had the intellect or ability to…
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Bar-A-BBQ - Montgomery, TX - 1 Year In - Cooper Abercrombie See all things Bar-A-BBQ here: https://www.barabbq.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/bar_a_bbq/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarABBQ/ 21149 Eva St, Montgomery, TX 77356 Thursday/Friday - 10:45 am - 6:30 pm Saturday - 8 am - 6:30 Sunday - 10:45 - 4 pm (940) 445-0148 Catering: https://…
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In this episode, I chat with Jordan Rosemeyer and Ben Maxwell from Rosemeyer Bar-B-Q in Spring Texas. See all things Rosemeyer Bar-B-Q here: https://rosemeyerbbq.square.site 2111 Riley Fuzzel Rd Spring, Texas 77386 (281) 205-0625 Hours: 11 am - 4 pm Thursday - Saturday Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosemeyerbarbq IG: https://www.instagram.com/…
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I sit down with Phillip Helberg to discuss their way forward from their devasting fire at their restaurant which includes a brand new drive-thru operation on their property and online selling. We also discuss the future brick-and-mortar location for Helberg Barbecue. See all things Helberg Barbecue here: https://www.helbergbarbecue.com Instagram: h…
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The Lost Battalion was the name given to 554 American soldiers who were encircled by German forces during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. These men defended their vulnerable position for nine days with very little food, water and supplies. This episode tells the story of four soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor during those nin…
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In this episode, I chat with Daniel Vaugh, the Barbecue Editor of Texas Monthly Magazine, about his 20 Favorite Barbecue Trays of 2023 outside of Texas. It's SO great. Here is his article: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/favorite-texas-style-barbecue-trays-2023/ BBQ Joints Included: *2Fifty Texas BBQ - Riverdale Park, Maryland https://www.instagra…
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The Lost Battalion was the name given to 554 American soldiers who were encircled by German forces during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. These men defended their vulnerable position for nine days with very little food, water and supplies. This episode tells the story of four soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor during those nin…
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In this episode, I chat with Russ Nockerts from Steel Belly Barbecue based in Algoma, Wisconsin. See all things Steel Belly Barbecue here: https://steelbellybbq.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steelbellybbq Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steelbellybbq/ Catering: https://steelbellybbq.com/pages/events Merch: https://steelbellybbq.com/co…
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In this episode, I chat with Jordan Wright from Wright's Barbecue in Rogers, Arkansas. See all things Wright's Barbecue here: https://www.wrightsbbq.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/wrightsbarbecue Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrightsbarbecue Wright's Barbecue Rogers address: 5001 W Pauline Whitaker Pkwy, Rogers, AR 72758 Tuesday - Saturday …
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Colonel William A. Shomo served as a pilot in the pacific theater during World War II. While on a reconnaissance mission, Shomo and his wingman encountered a Japanese bomber convoy and attacked despite being outnumbered 13 to 2. Together they destroyed 10 enemy aircraft, and the remaining three were forced to flee. Shomo earned the Medal of Honor f…
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On a raid in a Taliban compound, Master Sergeant Petry was wounded in both legs when an enemy grenade landed by his wounded comrade. Without thinking twice, Petry saved his friend by throwing the grenade back and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his self-sacrifice. You can read Petry's Medal of Honor Citation on the National Medal of Honor Museum…
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The Medal of Honor podcast team would like to take a moment to thank our listeners for all your support this year. Your kind words and support are greatly appreciated. We’re taking the next two weeks off to enjoy the holidays with our families, but next week we’ll be re-airing an episode that we’re really proud of. Happy Holidays, and see you next …
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MSG Plumlee’s Medal of Honor story is straight out of a movie. When enemies with suicide vests attacked his base in Afghanistan, Plumlee was out gunned and outmanned. He fought multiple insurgents with little ammo, and miraculously emerged from the fight with relatively minor injuries despite being under heavy fire. You can read Plumlee's Medal of …
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Specialist 5th Class Clarence Eugene Sasser served in Vietnam as an Army Medic. Through numerous wounds and excruciating pain, he continuously administered aid to fellow soldiers for 20 hours as his company was attacked in Vietnam. To hear more of Sasser's story listen to his episode on our other show; Warrior In Their Own Words. You can read Sasse…
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Leading up to World War II, Signalman First Class Douglas Albert Munro and Chief Signalman (later Commander) Raymond J. Evans enlisted to the Coast guard on the same day. They quickly became inseparable, only served one short assignment apart. You can read Munro's Medal of Honor Citation on the National Medal of Honor Museum website.…
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Parkman from LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue in Austin, Texas Follow Cole Parkman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/cole_parkman23 See all things LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue here: https://leroyandlewisbbq.com LeRoy & Lewis on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/leroyandlewis 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704 Wedne…
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Corporal William Kyle Carpenter covered an enemy grenade in Afghanistan to protect his fellow Marine. He was severely injured, and had to be resuscitated multiple times, but he survived. It took him three years to recover, and he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage. You can read Carpenter's Medal of Honor Citation on the National Medal o…
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In this episode, I chat with Terren Williams from Slow Fire Barbecue in Savannah, Georgia. See all things Slow Fire Barbecue here: https://www.slowfirebbq.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slowfiresavannah Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slowfiresavannah Schedule: https://www.slowfirebbq.com/schedule Catering: https://www.slowfirebbq.com/…
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In this episode, I chat with Jonathan Willson from JW's Barbecue in Jacksonville, Texas. See all things JW's Barbecue here: https://jwsbbq.com Address: 1015 E Rusk St, Jacksonville, TX 75766 Tuesday - Saturday | 11 am - 3 pm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jwsbarbecue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jwsbarbecue/ Menu: https://jwsbbq.com/men…
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Son of former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was the oldest soldier and the highest ranking official to fight in the Invasion of Normandy. His seasoned and unfaltering leadership during D-Day inspired and reassured assaulting troops, leading to a successful establishment of the beachhead in France.…
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Before becoming President, Theodore Roosevelt fought in the Spanish-American war and served in a volunteer cavalry unit called the Rough Riders. Roosevelt became a national hero for leading a dangerous charge with the Rough Riders to take San Juan Hill. Despite being recommended for the award multiple times, Roosevelt was refused the Medal of Honor…
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In this episode, I chat with Dave Bonner from Green Street Smoked Meats in Chicago, Illinois. See all things Green Street here: https://greenstreetmeats.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/greenstreetsmokedmeats Dave's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebutcher_and_bbq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenstreetsmokedmeats Address: 112 N Gree…
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In this episode, I chat with Trevor Sales from Brix Barbecue in Fort Worth, Texas. See all things Brix Barbecue here: https://brixbarbecue.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brixbarbecue Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrixBarbecue Hours: Thursday Sunday - 11 am - 5 pm or Sold Out Phone: 817-386-4694 Address: 1012 S Main St., Fort Worth, T…
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In this episode, I sit down again with Haley Conlin now that the BBQ joint she co-owns, Barbs-B-Q - in Lockhart, Texas has actually opened and has been for a few months now. See all things Barbs-B-Q here: https://www.barbsbq.com Barb-B-Q on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barbs.b.q/ Address: 102 E Market St, Lockhart, TX 78644 Barbs-B-Q Menu: …
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In this episode, I chat with Esaul and Grecia Ramos about their new projects opening on October 28th (2023) in Castroville, Texas called Blu Lacy Smokehouse and Bake by Grecia Ramos. Baked by Grecia Ramos website: https://bakedsatx.com Blu Lacy Smokehouse Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blulacysmokehouse Baked Instagram: https://www.instagram.…
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Joseph Santi was a leading businessman in Utah in the 1970s. He and his wife were owners of a new hotel, had a beautiful old mansion and numerous other investments. Then one day in 1977 he disappeared. We unravel the rumors and misinformation and say who likely killed Joe Santi.By Cold Case Talk
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Joseph Santi was a leading businessman in Utah in the 1970s. He and his wife were owners of a new hotel, had a beautiful old mansion and numerous other investments. Then one day in 1977 he disappeared. We unravel the rumors and misinformation and say who likely killed Joe Santi.By Cold Case Coalition
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Joseph Santi was a notable businessman in Utah in the 1970s. He and his wife were owners of a new hotel, had a beautiful old mansion and numerous other investments. Then one day in 1977 he disappeared. We unravel the rumors and misinformation and say who likely killed Joe Santi.By Cold Case Talk
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In this episode, I chat with Garren “Jon G” and Kelly Kirkman from Jon G's Barbecue in Peachland, North Carolina. See all things Jon G's Barbecue here: https://www.jongsbarbecue.com Jon G's Barbecue on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jongsbbq/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonGsBBQ Saturdays 11 am - until it's gone 116 Glenn Falls St., Pe…
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In this episode, I chat with Jonny White about Ribbee's, Goldee's Backyard Pit, and SO much more. See all things Goldee's Barbecue here: https://goldeesbbq.com Check out and follow Ribbee's here: https://www.instagram.com/ribbees_ Goldee's on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goldeesbbq Jonny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jirby_bbq Ord…
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Major Horace Seaver Carswell Jr. was tasked with piloting a surprise single-plane bombing mission against a convoy of 14+ Japanese ships. Carswell hit his targets, but his B-24 suffered severe damage in the process. Down one parachute, he ordered his men to bail out and leave him behind. He attempted to crash land, but wasn’t able to gain enough al…
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In this episode, I chat with Andrew Castelan from Cattleack Barbeque in Dallas, Texas See all things Cattleack Barbeque here: https://cattleackbbq.com See Cattleack on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/cattleackbbq Check out Andrew's Instagram (which is awesome too) here: https://www.instagram.com/goodthingsbbq/ Facebook: https://www.facebo…
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In this episode, I chat with Matthew Cuff from Just Q'in BBQ in Cincinnati, Ohio. See all things Just Q'in BBQ here: https://www.justqin.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justqinbbq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustQinBBQ Address: 975 E McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45206 Phone: (513) 477-6322 Hours: Tuesday - Saturday - 11 am - 3 pm | 5…
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Corporal James Allen served in the Union Army, and fought in many famous battles including Bull Run, Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville without ever seeing the inside of the hospital. During the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, Allen was separated from the rest of his division, and faced a squad of Confederates. He charged, prompting them to retreat. Allen …
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In this episode, I chat with Marc Smith from The Patriotic Pig in North Richland Hills, Texas. See all things The Patriotic Pig here: https://www.patrioticpig.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PatrioticPigBBQ/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatrioticPig Address: 3900 Rufe Snow Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180 Phone: (817) 601-5256 Orde…
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In this episode, I chat with Dylan Cooke from Fork Grove Barbecue in Anderson, South Carolina. Fork Grove Barbecue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fork_grove_bbq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forkgrovebbq Address: 1721 SC-187, Anderson, SC 29626 Phone: (864) 225-2425 Hours: Thursday - Saturday - 11 am - 8 pm…
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Sergeant David Bruce Bleak served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was assigned to the Army Medical Service. As he and a patrol of 20 men attempted to capture Hill 499, Sergeant Bleak continuously administered aid while killing four enemies with his bare hands and one with a trench knife, protecting a fellow soldier from a grenade blast,…
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In this episode, I chat with Cameron Haley from Smoak Town BBQ in Fate, Texas. Web: https://www.smoaktownbbq.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smoaktownbbq/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMOAKTOWNBBQ Address: 107 Elmhurst Ln, Fate, TX 75087 Hours: Wed - Saturday - 11 am - 2 pm Piece by Texas Monthly Magazine here: https://www.texasmonth…
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Sergeant Jose M. Lopez was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Battle of the Bulge. Carrying and operating a heavy machine gun that was meant to be manned by at least three men, Lopez moved from position to position, defending his company from the German attack. He killed over 100 enemies and is credited with being nearly solely r…
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Master Sergeant Raul Perez “Roy” Benavidez spent his adolescence working a series of odd jobs in Cuero, TX before enlisting in the National Guard in 1952. He would later join the Army and earn his Green beret before being deployed to Vietnam. It was here that he earned the Medal of Honor for risking his own life to rescue wounded soldiers and recov…
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