The conga player and Vietnam veteran has led a life of service both in and out of the military. As a door gunner with the 1st Air Cavalry, he joined those throughout the ages willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. The Troubled Men are awed as Rosie recounts his mythic life.
Topics include the Norfolk Bayou Boogaloo, a D.C. gig, Hawaii, cousins, smoking Kools, a George Porter encounter, local stupidity, Zion Williamson, a 2nd booster, Ray Liotta RIP, a pistol whipping, “GoodFellas,” “Something Wild,” DeNiro, a kidnapping, a musician father, a maestro grandfather, a seminary expulsion, the Celebration of Life festival, a draft notice, enlistment, Vietnam deployment, the Easter Offensive of ’72, “The Deer Hunter,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Platoon,” death cards, coming home, troubled vets, Mardi Gras ’73, Professor Longhair, volunteer work, art therapy, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: "Summer Samba" by Walter Wanderley
Outro music: "Galveston" by Glen Campbell
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