Glenn Beck: Real American Heroes


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GLENN: I had breakfast with two friends that I want to introduce you to. Let me start here. It was how many months ago? Was it summer? Was it summer Greg?

Greg: I think it was summer.

Glenn: Was it fall? I was asked to speak at the NRA convention in Washington DC and so I went down and I could only get down and I didn't have time to, you know, get in early and so I missed everybody else's speeches and I get there just after and I talked to you about it just after Sergeant first class Greg Stube had gotten off the stage and everybody was just raving about this guy. Oh, my gosh. Blah blah blah. I go backstage and I'm listening to him talk to the people backstage and I didn't realize that his wife was standing about 6 feet behind him, but he told the story about a battle in Afghanistan. It was the largest battle with Al Qaeda in the history of the war at the time.

Greg: Battle against Taliban in Afghanistan.

Glenn: And so is it still the biggest one?

Greg: As far as I know.

Glenn: Okay. And how many days did it last?

Greg: It was about six days of intense fighting.

Glenn: Uh huh. And five days into it

Greg: It was on the fifth day, yes.

Glenn: What happened?

Greg: Well, I got hit by an IAD while we were climbing a hill that was to be the final objective for the battle. That hill was called Sperwin Gar. Going up that hill to support some dismounts on the other side and I got hit by a roadside room that was remotely did he tell natured and then got shot a couple of times crawling away.

Glenn: And what happened when this explosion went off, it took some rockets and other things and it actually the rockets, if I'm not mistaken, went through you, went through your leg, in through the cavity of, you know, where your intestines and everything else are. Right?

Greg: Right. A lot of stuff went through me.

Glenn: And so basically there's a rocket imagine this. If you're sitting down in a Humvee and it goes through the back of your leg, your butt, and goes through the front of you and it's rocketed and it is spilling out in it diesel fuel and also rocket fuel inside of your body is now diesel fuel and rocket fuel and it's on fire. That's what this man endured and then he gets out of the Humvee, he's crawling away. You're shot. You live. You're completely aware. Your leg was was it almost amputated or

Greg: Yes. It was hanging on by some skin and ligaments.

Glenn: Okay. So, the bone was broken and everything was torn.

Greg: Yes.

Glenn: Okay. And you've lost about 70 percent of your intestines?

Greg: Yeah, more or less.

Glenn: I mean, who's counting? You know, once you get over, you know, 65 percent of your intestines are lost, who counts? All right. So, you had that. When I met you, you told me this story and I didn't realize that your wife, who is here now Hi, Donna, how are you? I didn't realize this was your wife and the reason why I connected that it was your wife was because she was standing behind you as you were standing in a circle of people talking and I was watching her more than I was watching you because she had tears in her eyes and they started to roll down her cheeks and I could see her quiet strength and so we have kind of developed a friendship of sorts, if you will. I don't mean to impose myself on you as your friend, but I have been amazed at the story that you were in the hospital for a year, in and out of how many surgeries?

Greg: 13 or 14.

Glenn: 13. And what really sealed it and the reason why I can't wait, tomorrow on the TV show, these two are going to be joining me for a full hour and we're going to talk about their amazing experience. The thing, the reason why I say two American heroes, not just what Greg did and what Greg is still doing today for our country, but what Donna did, Donna, when she first walked into the room, you got a phone call when he was over in Afghanistan and they said to you

Donna: "Mrs. Stube, your husband has been wounded. We'll call you back in about 30 minutes."

Glenn: And it was two

Donna: Probably about 6, 7 hours later. And I got another phone call.

Glenn: And they said?

Donna: And I asked several questions, wanting to know what was going on, and they still didn't have any more information about it and it was probably about maybe 45 minutes later I got a phone call and

Glenn: Did they know the extent at that time? Did they tell you the extent of what had happened to him?

Donna: The Colonel Ruth, he called and he told me when he did call, he had the right information about what was going on.

Glenn: And they Greg, your comrades in arms, actually took the flag and started to hold the flag. They didn't think you were going to live and they were going to send it to your wife, right?

Greg: That's right. No one thought I would survive and I didn't think I would survive. I was laying there bleeding out in my abdomen and I knew it and I didn't think my prognosis was she good because the aircraft couldn't come in. There was too much hostile fire going on.

Glenn: So you know, he was the medic and so the people that you were training it's a good thing you were aware because you could say did you give them instruction at the time or were they

Greg: Yes. I was trying to help. You know, I wanted to live.

Glenn: And so what is so amazing to me and this is why I want you to watch tomorrow. I need you to meet these people is the part of the story that so intrigued me and I saw the pictures are going to be blurred tomorrow, but I saw the pictures of what condition you were in. The surgeons could actually and the nurses could actually reach in from behind you, through the gaping wounds in your legs, all of the way up into your abdomen.

Greg: Yes.

Glenn: And they had to do that to pack you full of, what, gauze or

Greg: Gauze and to reach in to make repairs.

Glenn: So the first time, Donna, you saw him, you saw him in San Antonio and Greg you had no power to stop it and you saw it coming and what happened?

Donna: I just I passed out.

Glenn: She passed out. Here's the best part: Two days later or three days later?

Donna: It was about three days later.

Glenn: Three days later she was pushing the nurses out of the way and saying, this is my husband. I'll do it. And she was packing Greg. This story is incredible. It is a story it is an incredible story of battle. It is an incredible story of a woman doing what she has to do, what she never thought she could do, and a story of, my gosh, love like you wouldn't believe, a marriage the way it's not to say that you guys don't have your problems, but marriage the way it's supposed to be, that you know you can conquer anything together.


So, thank you guys for coming to New York.

Donna: Thank you.

Greg: Thanks for telling the good side of the story because this is happening to loot of people and the real strength of America shows up during adversity. I've seen that in my own life.

Glenn: What are you doing now, because you're traveling around?

Greg: Right. I've been doing a little bit of representation for wounded warriors and I'm trying to promote the reintegration of soldiers into society after they've been wounded. Sometimes it's a difficult transition. We know how to turn the switch on for combat but when you come home and everything stops and it's peaceful, we're not sure how to turn it off sometimes and the changes the stressful events bring on, sometimes it's hard to get your life back in order.

Glenn: You know, when I first saw you, you were still kind of plug and play. You had a lot of things that they would plug into you and take care of you and are you fully unplugged now?

Greg: I am unplugged.

Glenn: And you also have hearing aids because of the explosion?

Greg: Yes.

Glenn: And you can hear, it's just hard to hear without them? You haven't totally lost your hearing?

Greg: No, I haven't completely lost my hearing, but I do require hearing aids for decent hearing now.

Glenn: An amazing story. You guys are the best. Go out and enjoy New York today and we will talk to you on the air tomorrow night, 7:00. Please don't miss it. The story of not one but two American heroes that I can't wait to introduce them and can't wait for you to see them eye to eye, tomorrow night, 7:00, Headline Prime.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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