Army Green Beret spends time in front of camera talking about freedom

A Tennessee soldier, recently retired, is now spending his time in front of the camera as he continues to fight for freedom.

Greg Stube loved his time as an Army Green Beret, and recently retired after 23 years in the service. Now he's trying to make his way back to his hometown of Covington, Tennessee.

"I always imagined what I would do when I was finally free to exercise this freedom we enjoy and the freedom we serve through the military," he said.

In 2006, Stube was nearly killed when an IED went off near his military vehicle in Afghanistan. He spent a year and a half in military hospitals recovering.

Now that he's retired, he owns and hosts his own TV show, called Coming Homee with Greg Stube.

"No matter who you are, what you're circumstances are, there's something special you love about coming home, and that's special as an American," he said.

The show takes Stube on hunting and fishing expeditions all over the United States and the world. But no matter the sport, in the end, his message remains the same.

"I really need kids coming up today to know that, first of all, we really are lucky to live here, and second, if you're feeling small of insignificant, forget about that.  In this country, you can be or do anything you want to be,' he said.

Stube says he's still living his dream and preaching his own message of freedom - as a soldier turned television host.

Coming Home with Greg Stube airs three times a week on the Sportsman Channel.

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