Welcome to Real Israel Talk Radio Episode 96.
I reckon everyone has a life story to tell. But not everyone has a life story to tell about being an 88-year-old veteran post-WWII and Vietnam veteran soldier of the U.S. American Army. A soldier of war and, later, a warrior and combatant for the Prince of Peace.
Today’s show is a graceful and candid conversation with Retired U.S. Army Commander and Colonel Carl Smith of Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington State.
In 1948, buck private Carl Smith advanced through U.S. Army ranks, ending his full colonel’s military career. On our program today, he gives us some of the highlights of his nearly nine decades of life, which includes 33 ½ years of Army military service in post-war Japan, one tour on helicopter gunships in the Vietnam War, as well as military duties in Italy and in the halls of the United States Pentagon.
About halfway through Colonel Smith’s military career, he found himself in lockstep with a trusting faith in Yeshua the Messiah. Beginning his journey as a Soldier for Truth, he later put on a soldier’s uniform for the Torah of Truth in Yeshua the Messiah. After this, life as a U.S. Army commander changed. We’ll learn about his life and stories on today’s program.