Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fresh Start After a Life of Service
Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is hosting veteran, paramedic and author Tom Giorgi at 1 pm eastern on July 12 as we talk about he is turning his experiences in Vietnam and in Harlem into a book.
Ten months after Giorgi X-Ray Technician. he was drafted. After Basic and Advanced Infantry training he received orders for Vietnam. While serving with the 25th Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade in Pleiku as an Assistant Gunner on an M-60 Machine Gun crew he was critically wounded on July 3rd, 1966 while his 18 man patrol was engaged in a battle with the North Vietnamese Army's 66th Regiment. That unit was made famous for it's earlier battles in November of 1965 with the 1st Cav.that were made into a book and major motion picture "We were Soldiers Once" which starred Mel Gibson as Col. Hal Moore. He earn him 2 Purple Hearts and a ticket stateside. He was Medically Retired from the Armed Forces. on August 23rd, 1967.
He began his second career in June 1980 and worked for the next 20 years as a paramedic at the Harlem Station. There he would become the "Senior Medic" a title he held for 11 years. Longer than any former senior medic before him.
Giogi has begun his third career as an author as he shares his experiences in Vietnam and as a paramedic in Harlem. It will be called "Harlem Knights".
To learn more about it is never too late for fresh starts and new beginnings from veteran, paramedic and author Tom Giogi, please join us at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on July 12 at 1 pm eastern. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.
The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2012/07/12/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it