Episode 37

Major Tom Schueman - Always Faithful: The Ground View Story Of An Escape From The Taliban

In August of 2021, America ended its longest war. As the world watched the shocking scene at the Kabul airport, Marine Major Tom Schueman fought—both behind the scenes and through a social media campaign—to get his friend and former Afghan interpreter, Zak, out of Afghanistan before he and his family were discovered by the Taliban.

This led to the release of ALWAYS FAITHFUL: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter. Written by Major Tom Schueman and Zainullah Zaki, it’s a heartfelt dual memoir told by two men from opposite worlds.

 Brilliantly told in Tom’s and Zak’s alternating first person voices, ALWAYS FAITHFUL tracks the parallel lives of these two men who each spent their childhoods in fear, peril, and poverty, and turned to war in an attempt to build a meaningful future. Their lives dovetail in Afghanistan’s deadly Helmand Valley, where they formed a brotherhood, eventually culminating in Zak’s harrowing, eleventh-hour rescue. The book is an intensely personal and uniquely ground-level account of Tom and Zak’s experience, giving readers a provocative and heart pounding 360-degree view of the war.  You won’t want to miss this show!

Be sure to pick up “ALWAYS FAITHFUL: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PeZwTk 

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Major Tom Schueman to cover Zak’s legal fees in getting him and his family to the US:  https://HelpZak.Dealcasters.Live 

If you cannot donate, please send your congressional reps letters and write your local papers. 

Zak put his life on the line for our country.  The very least we can do is offer his family a chance at survival in the land of the free and home of the brave.

👤Connect With Major Tom Schueman:

✅  Patrol Base Abbate - pbabbate.org 

✅  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Kill.z0n3 

✅  GoFundMe: https://HelpZak.Dealcasters.Live 


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Chris Stone

I am driven to help inspiring brands and motivated entrepreneurs share their stories and maximize their missions via the power of podcasting, live streaming and digital marketing.

I founded Cast Ahead after the success of my own co-hosted podcasts changed my life. I receive great joy seeing others achieve their own financial, physical and spiritual success. Whether your business or passion is Commercial Real Estate or Pest Control – Motivational Speaking or Dungeons & Dragons: I’m driven by seeing you acquire the success in your business and/or passion project.

I truly believe that everyone deserves to be heard by using their own voice in their own way.

My goal is to be a team member with passionate entrepreneurs & ambitious businesses by integrating podcasting and/or live streaming into their business goals, educate their customers in a creative way – which will in turn attract more listeners, viewers & customers.

I’ve worked with numerous companies, corporate brands & regional startups to not only drive their podcasts into Apple Podcasts charts – but garnered multiple viable leads for these partners via podcasting & livestreaming that resulted in incremental revenue for their companies.

I have a long-standing history with audio & music in particular, having started my career at Sony Music in the 90’s before deciding to Cast Ahead into the future. I can’t wait for the world to hear your story!
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Jim Fuhs

Marketing the Marine Corps Way | Virtual Event Producer | Livestreamer | Podcaster | Speaker | Amazon Live Influencer | Digital Marketing Consultant

Marine Corps Leadership fuses with Marketing. 20 plus years of highly successful leadership experience as a Marine Corps Officer and bringing that to bear in the ever-changing world of Marketing and Technology.

As Marines, we learn to adapt and overcome, I bring this mindset to businesses to help achieve victories in the boardroom and in the marketplace.

The Marine Corps 5 paragraph order process (SMEAC) helps businesses produce results.

✅ Situation – What problem needs to solved
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