Shadow of a Mercenary

Speed Crazy in Kansas! (Hosted by Kevin E. West)

April 04, 2020 (Host) Kevin E. West / (Guest) Verlin Seifkes Season 1 Episode 1
Shadow of a Mercenary
Speed Crazy in Kansas! (Hosted by Kevin E. West)
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Shadow of a Mercenary
Speed Crazy in Kansas! (Hosted by Kevin E. West)
Apr 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
(Host) Kevin E. West / (Guest) Verlin Seifkes

Your host, Kevin E. West, introduces Shadow of a Mercenary: The life story of Verlin Seifkes (a Docu-Podcast) to the world. This episode presents Verlin's amazingly simple beginnings, yet intricately complex childhood, love of speed, and what led him to eventually join the Marines, get married, have a child and the hoops 'n expertise needed to become a successful crop duster!

Shadow of a Mercenary, is a dramatic true story that chronicles the life of Verlin Siefkes: a simple crop dusting adopted Kansas farm kid of the 40s/50s who served his country as a Marine, loved painting his daughter's toenails on the porch and survived 28 days of captivity by Escobar's Medellin cartel. Verlin is screwed over by crooked bankers during the late 70s- early 80s (Farm-Aid era) and finds himself trapped between his family and the U.S. government, forced to become a double-agent. Ultimately, Verlin is both shunned and dismissed, by his own government…because it’s easy to be betrayed when no one knows you exist.”

Subscribe & Share. Shadow of a Mercenary and Verlin's story will be chronicled over the course of the next 4-5 months and approximately 10-12 more episodes. Shadow of a Mercenary is going to be one hell of a Series/Feature!!

Show Notes

Your host, Kevin E. West, introduces Shadow of a Mercenary: The life story of Verlin Seifkes (a Docu-Podcast) to the world. This episode presents Verlin's amazingly simple beginnings, yet intricately complex childhood, love of speed, and what led him to eventually join the Marines, get married, have a child and the hoops 'n expertise needed to become a successful crop duster!

Shadow of a Mercenary, is a dramatic true story that chronicles the life of Verlin Siefkes: a simple crop dusting adopted Kansas farm kid of the 40s/50s who served his country as a Marine, loved painting his daughter's toenails on the porch and survived 28 days of captivity by Escobar's Medellin cartel. Verlin is screwed over by crooked bankers during the late 70s- early 80s (Farm-Aid era) and finds himself trapped between his family and the U.S. government, forced to become a double-agent. Ultimately, Verlin is both shunned and dismissed, by his own government…because it’s easy to be betrayed when no one knows you exist.”

Subscribe & Share. Shadow of a Mercenary and Verlin's story will be chronicled over the course of the next 4-5 months and approximately 10-12 more episodes. Shadow of a Mercenary is going to be one hell of a Series/Feature!!