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Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 11am

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THE REAL DEAL with
Special Guest Co Host
Rich Brewer, Sgt. USMC

One Warrior Won

Growing up in a military and police family, Rich Brewer was instilled with a belief in service and devotion to country and community. Enlisting in the Marines at the age of 17, Rich was meritoriously promoted to every rank and became a Sergeant in just 19 months. Early in his career, Rich was selected for the prestigious Marine Security Guard School, which trains Marines to guard US Embassies around the World. After receiving a Top Secret Security Clearance from the US State Department, Rich was assigned to the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983-­84, during some of the heaviest fighting of the civil war there. Rich took part in one of the largest evacuations of western personnel from a hostile country, evacuating over 3,000 westerners from Beirut as the city fell to militia groups.

On September 20th, 1984 , Rich was severely wounded by a suicide truck bomb that destroyed the American Embassy of Beirut. Despite multiple lacerations, burns, shrapnel wounds and a broken arm, Rich continued aiding those wounded, until he lost consciousness and was taken to a local hospital where he received minimum care and refused further treatment so he could return to stand duty with his fellow Marines. In honor of his bravery and fortitude, Rich is the recipient of the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation, Navy Achievement, Combat Action, Presidential Unit Citation, and numerous other personal and unit awards.

After leaving the Marine Corps in 1987, Rich joined the Massachusetts State Police, graduated first in his class and was honored with the top physical fitness award. He was promoted to the rank of Detective Trooper, and became a FBI certified Hostage Negotiator. After 4 years with the State Police, Rich moved to Washington, DC to rejoin several Marine team members in the private security industry, ultimately becoming the lead bodyguard for a member of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.

Armed with his professional accomplishments, Rich turned his attention to his personal development, earning a BS in Special Education and BA in History in 1997, and launching a career in education that would take him back to Beirut, Lebanon to teach for two years at the American Community School of Beirut, followed by a decade of teaching at the Jesuit College Prepratory School Cheverus in Portland, Maine. While at Cheverus, Rich was honored with the “A+ Teacher Award” in 2002, and a yearbook dedication in 2004.

Despite his professional and personal achievements and by all accounts living the “American Dream”, Rich struggled for more than two decades with PTSD/TBI and the psychological trauma of his combat experience, often describing it as the “war within”.

Feeling worthless no matter how good it appeared he was doing, Rich reached a point where death looked better than life. Ever so close to choosing death, Rich decided to live to benefit his family and himself. From that fateful moment Rich began dedicating himself to helping those struggling with PTSd and educating the wider society about combat veterans who are returning home. Through his organization, OneWarriorWon, Rich is leading the movement to inform and educate the American people about the true multiple, complex issues facing returning combat veterans to their communities and assisting them in integrating into a more caring community and country.

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Kristen Hagopian

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Kristen Hagopian

Talk Radio Show Host
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Speaker, Author
Brilliant Frugal Living

Live a Luxurious Life, for Less!

Are you looking to get more for your hard-earned money? Tune into Mind Your Own Business Radio to hear The Kristen Hagopian Show on Sundays at 11am to enjoy dozens of easy, proven strategies on how to live a fantastic, luxurious life without breaking the bank!

In the years since she wrote Brilliant Frugal Living, Kris has become the go-to gal for households looking to get more for their money, with fantastic weekly advice on how to slash spending for food, clothing, home improvement, losing weight, raising kids, buying cars, wonderful vacations, real estate and much more!

Enjoying guests & interviews ranging from Authors, Famous Chefs, Real Estate & Home Improvement Experts, Government Officials, Health Professionals and other nationally-recognized newsmakers, Kristen’s take-no-prisoners (and no debt!) attitude are a fabulous breath of fresh air for hard-working Americans struggling to make ends meet.

Host Bio:
Kristen Hagopian is a Syndicated Personal Finance Columnist, Wealth Building Motivational Speaker and Author of Brilliant Frugal Living. She writes for The Daily Local News, Yahoo and others, with readers nationwide enjoying her money-saving strategies. Her weekly Talk Show, in addition to regular Consumer Reporting segments for ABC, NBC, Fox News and other major networks, brings her wealth-building message to millions. She resides with her husband and two children just outside Philadelphia, PA.