American Snippets was founded by Barb Allen and Dave Brown. The platform has quickly become one of America’s fastest-growing patriotic podcasts, informative publications, and communities that believe in freedom, the American Dream, and the core values our nation was founded on. American Snippets was formed in 2017.
Barb and Dave believe patriotism is not about only supporting or sharing value with people who think like you. It’s about wanting every American to thrive and feel welcome in this big beautiful country we all call home. That’s why in 2020 American Snippets created The Great American Syndicate, a community of Patriots who uphold freedom, defend patriotism, preserve the American Dream, give back, and protect the foundational principles our country was founded on –life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…for ALL!
Meet Barb Allen
Barb Allen is head writer, commentator, and Co-Founder of American Snippets. Barb is the widow of Lt Louis Allen, who was murdered by a fellow soldier while deployed to Iraq. The tragic loss made her keenly aware of the cost of our freedom. She struggled for years to find her footing and raise her four boys. It was in those years that extraordinary people stepped forward to inspire, encourage, mentor, and support her and her kids. Barb has conducted over 150 interviews, has been featured on Fox News, The Today Show, Army Times, and in Taya Kyle’s book American Spirit. She is an award winning author, with her third book set to release in June. Barb is a powerful and poignant Speaker on adversity and patriotism. She has shared the stage with Nick Vujicic and others.
Barb Allen Is Grief’s Worst Enemy
After losing her husband in a tragedy that rocked the military, Barb struggled with finding her own will to live. Were it not for her love of her four children, she may not have accepted the help that came her way, and Grief may have claimed another victim. But instead, she began to realize her Will was mightier than she’d believed, and she began to turn the table on Grief.
Amply blessed with family and friends, Barbara’s world expanded further, and she developed a network that spanned the country. Not even her worst mistakes overpowered her greatest triumphs as she learned valuable lessons from her experiences, and enhanced her professional worth. Today she is an award-winning author and compelling keynote speaker. She is a respected Veterans Advocate who now counsels others through their own trying times.
Barbara is a firm believer in extracting value from experience, and using that value to create a life that is rich in beauty, no matter the odds. She is a fierce supporter of the military and all who serve to keep our communities and our country safe, and she is determined to do her part to be worthy of their service and sacrifice. She is passionate about helping Americans remember and reinforce the greatness that still lives within our citizens.
Barbara has come a long way since she began to take her life back. She’s been crowned an Honorary Miss America and won a NYS Press Association award. Her work was honored with an award from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). She has been featured on Fox News, CNN, The Today Show, and recognized in the Military and Army Times. Her story ran in headlines across the country, and she can often be heard co-hosting the morning show on Thunder 102.1 radio station.
Barbara utilizes her platform to connect and surround herself with people who have their own extraordinary stories of overcoming adversity. She now blends their experiences with her own in her work, and she is proud to share these stories and lessons with her audience. People across the country relate to her story, her humor, and her struggles. She has become a powerful force against Grief and complacency, and embraces the opportunity to share her experience with others.
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Meet Dave Brown
Dave Brown is a successful real estate investor, business coach, Co-Founder, and Chief Content Officer at American Snippets. Dave is a lifestyle entrepreneur who owns 3 successful companies. He has coached over 150 students and has done over 500 real estate deals. Dave loves America and believes in freedom, the American Dream, limited government, and capitalism. Dave credits his experiences with Barb for opening his eyes to the power of patriotism and strengthening his gratitude to all who serve. Dave and Barb are engaged, and plan to celebrate their marriage in 2021.
Dave Brown Is A Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Dave’s purpose is to empower people who want true and lasting change in their lives. He loves helping people create freedom and pursue their passions so they can start living their own American Dream.
Dave Brown’s life’s trajectory changed when he lost he father at the young age of three. Notwithstanding the strong love of his mother, Dave couldn’t help but feel the void where his father should have been.
Dave experienced painful setbacks before realizing his own potential, but more importantly, he found his WHY in that struggle; and that’s to be the father he never had. The invaluable life lesson of valuing time over all else is the driving force behind Dave’s entrepreneurial path.
As a successful entrepreneur, real estate investor, and owner of Sell Home Buyers, Veterans Investing, and Revved Up Marketers Dave has honed his skills as an internet marketer, coach and content creator. He is passionate about assisting others in obtaining their own success and over the last five years Dave has coached hundreds of experienced and novice entrepreneurs alike.
Dave has been successful in many ventures in his life and he understands and embraces the lesson that with one cannot achieve great success without failure. He’s fallen and failed harder than he sometimes thought he could recover from, but has never given up. Instead, he has taken the knowledge, insight, and experience from those failures and used them as powerful lessons for his biggest achievements.
As Dave has gotten older and wiser he realizes all the the things that happened in his life up to this very moment is by no means accidental.
He understands that there are no coincidences, and no such thing as luck. People who prepare, take action, and never give up make their own luck. You’re either preparing to succeed by taking action to always get better, or preparing to ponder what you missed out on by sitting on your butt and settling on where you are in life.
If you’re an entrepreneur, or want to become one, Dave has some great insights and experiences that can help you along your journey.
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An Inside Look at The Story of Loss, Love, and Patriotism
Gold Star Wife Barb Allen Details Her Husband’s Murder and How Military Courts Allowed the Killer to Escape Justice.
June 7, 2005, a sandstorm obscured what light lingered in Iraq’s nighttime sky as Staff Sergeant Alberto Martinez tied a claymore mine to a window grate. On the other side of the window Lt Louis Allen, a husband and father of four young boys, and his good friend and Commanding Officer Captain Phillip Esposito, a West Point graduate and father of a baby girl. The men were engaged in a board game, unwinding after a hard day, when without warning the window exploded; 700 steel ball bearings erupted from the mine and hurtled inward with lethal force, obliterating everything in their kill zone.
Martinez was arrested and tried for the murders. But the military judicial system failed, and the killer was set free.