In this episode of the Growing Our Future Podcast, host Aaron Alejandro interviews Lieutenant Colonel Don “Doc” Ballard, a Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam War hero. Doc shares his upbringing surrounded by military veterans, emphasizing the values of caregiving, community support, and gratitude.
Despite humble beginnings, Doc started his own business at 14, teaching him the importance of hard work and entrepreneurship. Doc joined the Navy to fund his education and found himself in Vietnam as a corpsman, where he displayed unwavering dedication, compassion, and bravery in treating wounded Marines. The episode provides a powerful glimpse into the life of a true American hero, highlighting his resilience, camaraderie, and commitment to saving lives on the battlefield.
This episode offers a glimpse into the life and experiences of Col. Don “Doc” Ballard, a Medal of Honor recipient, and underscores the sacrifices and challenges faced by those who serve in the military during wartime. The discussion highlights the importance of gratitude, the value of positive relationships, and the courage of those who dedicate their lives to their country.
Watch Full Interview:
- Shared Values and Positivity
- Transition to Military Service
- Becoming a Corpsman
- Being Out in the Field
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