Only seven Navy SEALs have ever received the military’s highest award, The Medal Of Honor and you can listen to two of them talking about Fatherhood and Family Life on First Class Fatherhood!
Episode 260 – Michael Thornton is a First Class Father & Retired Navy SEAL Legend who was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the medal for saving the life of his senior officer, Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, who also earned the Medal of Honor in an unrelated incident. Mike was also awarded the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, The Purple Heart and many other awards and decorations. In this Episode, Mike shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about being a father in the SEAL Teams, how his children responded to his book By Honor Bound, he talks about teaching kids responsibility, he discusses the new SEALs coming in today, he tells us about his foundation and future plans, he offers advice for new or about to be Dads and more!
Episode 265 – Ed Byers is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who received the military’s highest award, The Medal Of Honor, for his heroic actions during a dangerous mission to save an American doctor being held hostage in Afghanistan. Ed has served our country for more than twenty years mostly as a Navy SEAL and even spent time with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group or DEVGRU. Some of Ed’s other awards and decorations include two Purple Hearts and five Bronze Stars with Valor. In this Episode, Ed shares his Fatherhood journey, he raves about his very talented young daughter, he talks about some of the challenges of being a father while serving with the Teams, he describes the emotions of having his family present while receiving the Medal Of Honor, he tells us his plans for the future, he delivers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!