US ARMY COL Gregory Gadson: Double Amputee Commander To Hollywood Hit, Battleship

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Gregory Gadson Nov 6, 2020, as they talk about how a retired colonel became an actor, a motivational speaker, and a founder of his own company. Gregory made his acting debut in 2012, starring in the movie Battleship. He is also the founder of Patriotic Strategies, a government service provider. And despite losing both his legs in combat, he continuously proves to us all that you can do and be anything you want to be.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

· Why did Gregory join the military even though he wanted to pursue football?

· From being a lieutenant colonel, he was promoted to the rank of colonel.

· After losing both his legs and severely injuring his right arm, he continued to serve in a program called the Continuation of Active Duty.

· He retired from the military in the year 2014 after more than 25 years of service.

· Gregory started his own company called Patriotic Strategies with his partner, Kurt Gutierrez.

· And much more!

About Gregory Gadson:

Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native; served our nation in the United States Army for more than 26 years.

Col. Gadson’s service culminated as the Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir, where he oversaw the daily operations of the post, a strategic sustaining base where more than 50,000 military personnel and employees provide logistically, intelligence, medical and administrative support, and command and control for a mix of more than 140 commands and agencies for the Department of Defense.

25-year career Army officer, Col. Gadson’s life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In May 2007, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Col. Gadson’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, Gadson remained on active duty in the Army and continued to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination, and teamwork.

Greg is a passionate advocate for wounded warriors, veterans, and those with disabilities; on several occasions, testified before Congress on issues related to these groups.

Greg made his silver screen debut in 2012 as a lead actor in the blockbuster movie Battleship; where he portrayed a war-injured veteran that helped save the world from an alien invasion. In 2015, he completed season one of The Inspectors, a family television series on CBS.

Greg continues a very energetic and dynamic lifestyle where he continues to serve his nation as an entrepreneur and managing partner of Patriot Strategies, LLC, a government services company. He is also an accomplished photographer/artist and remains active in cycling, skiing and scuba.

Greg’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit (2); Bronze Stars (3); Purple Heart; the Meritorious Service Medal (3) and the Army Commendation Medal (3).


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Reagan: 5th Grade Class Photo Goes Viral, The 2020 Look!

Join Patti Katter in this very wholesome episode with her guests, Sarah and her daughter, Reagan. For her 5th-grade class picture, she made a funny and cute face that went viral on Facebook! She is a smart, strong-willed child who considers herself a young woman with a very supportive and loving mother. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • The story of how Reagan made a funny face and got the picture.
  • Her brother and friend Alma is her inspiration for making funny faces.
  • The picture of Reagan hilariously sums up life and 2020 perfectly.
  • Reagan loves to write and has even considered becoming an actress!
  • We need to help each other laugh more, especially this year, 2020.
  • Stay yourself, don’t let anyone take your passion away, and keep making funny faces!
  • As a parent, keep trying to identify your child’s strengths, continue honing and celebrating them. 
  • There’s always something to laugh at and be grateful for!


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Dwight Heck: What It’s Like Being A Single Father

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Dwight Heck, as they talk about what it is like being a single parent. Dwight is the owner of Give A Heck Financial; they empower and educate you with financial education to live life on purpose and not by accident. Aside from being a business owner, he is a full-time single parent of five children. It was not easy for Dwight because of the wrong impression most people have with single dad parents. How was he able to handle it all by himself? 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dwight is a single father of four daughters and one son.
  • How difficult it is for a man to get custody of his kids. There’s a stigma that a male being a single parent is not good enough for the children.
  • It’s okay for parents to split up because sometimes there’s more damage when you force yourselves to stay together.
  • The wrong judgment and impression people have on single male parents.
  • People tend to judge situations that are completely out of their control.
  • As a parent, it is your responsibility to be the bigger person. Dwight never thought of leaving his children even when it got extremely hard to handle.
  • Look past the facade and give support to single male parents. 
  • Your kids are your number one priority and staying in a broken relationship is not good for anybody.

About Dwight Heck:

Give a Heck Financial was founded by Dwight Heck, who started his career while living paycheck to paycheck as a single Dad of five children. Like many of us, Dwight didn’t understand how money worked or the basics of budgeting. The money came in and immediately disappeared, followed by sleepless nights and stress filled with quiet desperation. Instead of asking for help, Dwight kept his financial troubles to himself to avoid embarrassment and judgment. 

Tired of feeling like he was stumbling through life with no direction, Dwight made up his mind to live with intention and purpose. A turning point came in 2001 when Dwight discovered some major health issues. They led to a crossroads of giving up the emotionally, mentally, and physically draining IT consulting world. 

After working nine hard, relatively thankless years as an IT consultant, a friend reached out to Dwight in 2002 and asked if he was interested in checking out the finance and insurance industry. He encouraged Dwight to use his remarkable people skills, relatability, and ability to teach and train to help others in financial distress. Dwight was instantly sold on the idea of making the lives of people better while enhancing his own. Although Dwight knew nothing about budgeting, investing, or life insurance, he was determined to learn it for the sake of his own family and then help others to do the same. Done with nights of quiet desperation, Dwight rose to the top of the industry and has spent the last 18-years helping families and businesses thrive.


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