Tango Alpha Lima podcast takes on serious issues

The Tango Alpha Lima co-hosts are fired up in this week’s episode. In the first few minutes, they chat about the greatest (fictional) quarterback in Ohio State University history and conjure up a Carol Baskin reference.

But co-hosts Mark Seavey, Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado and Jeff Daly also turn to more serious issues. Among them:

• Alwyn Cashe, an Army non-commissioned officer who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism in Iraq. There is movement to upgrade his award to the Medal of Honor. In 2005, Cashe’s vehicle hit an IED and burst into flames, covering him in fuel. Initially slightly injured, Cashe exited the vehicle, helped remove the driver and returned to free five soldiers who were trapped in the back. He ended up with burns over 72 percent of his body.

• The latest on Bowe Bergdahl, who was court-martialed after he deserted the U.S. Army, and how it relates to a presidential candidate’s comments.

• The escalating body count at Fort Hood, which came to light after the murder of Vanessa Gullien. Daly asks, “Is Fort Hood beyond the point of repair?”

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