This Episode features Matt McGuire. He served in the Army for 28 years from 1961 to 1990. He retired as a Colonel.
We talked about his family connection to the military and what led him to join.
Matt shares about his time as an enlisted solider serving as a Combat Engineer in Panama and what led him to apply to Officer Candidate School.
Matt explains how he got into flight school and about learning to fly helicopters.
Matt shares about his two tours of Vietnam and some of the hard decisions he had to make. During his two tours he would become a Purple Heart recipient, Bronze Star recipient, Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, and received the Vietnam Cross for Gallantry with two gold stars from the South Vietnamese military.
After finishing his second tour Matt talks about the rest of his career.