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Oct 23, 2009 10:25 PM by Matt Stafford

Talking with heroes

After three trips to Iraq, and one more to Iraq and Afghanistan being planned, Colorado Springs resident Bob Calvert has been looking for ways to support the troops ever since his daughter told him eight years ago that she was joining up.

"I found myself sitting in an army recruiting office thinking to myself, now what do I do? How do I support her," Calvert says.

So instead of a care package, Calvert had another idea, and he thought it would serve many more soldiers than just his own.  The idea was an online talk show, letting soldiers tell the stories of progress that they see on the ground.

"I think it's very important to give our men and women in the military an opportunity to tell the story that most Americans aren't hearing which are the progress stories," says Calvert

That's exactly what Calvert has been doing, telling these progress stories through many interview which he stores online on his site.

It's been a lot of work, but right now it's his mission in life.

"You have all this sacrifice, thousands and thousands of people we've lost.  Everybody I know wants to know that theres something positive going on over there," Calvert says.  "That there's some purpose, that there's some endgame with results."

Calvert says until an endgame is reached, he'll continue telling the stories.

As for now, Calvert is planning to return to Iraq and stop in Afghanistan in mid-December.

Click here to visit Bob Calvert's website, TalkingWithHeroes.com.

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