Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles is an hour-long program that tells the stories of America's greatest heroes in their own words.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses to the great, and tragic, moments in military history. From D-Day to Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh to the "Hanoi Hilton", Baghdad to Fallujah, the liberation of Grenada to the liberation of Afghanistan; Veterans Chronicles is history told from the perspective of those who were there. Included in each show are archival recordings, which take listeners back to a time when heroes were made. The program also includes short features, including "Heroes of the Air," "World War II Chronicles," and "Vox Pop."
The host of Veteran's Chronicles, Gene Pell, has spent much of the last half-century as an award winning broadcast journalist. He has been both Moscow Bureau Chief and Pentagon Correspondent for NBC News, and for twenty years was news anchor for the NBC affiliate in Boston. He is also former Director for Voice of America and President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

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  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Nov 2019

Retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis shares his story of military service, from his plebe year at Annapolis to Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. In this conversation, Stavridis tells Greg Corombos why he went to the U.S. Naval Academy intending to be an infantry officer but instead pursued surface warfare. He also walks us through the military buildup of the 1980's, his important command assignments in the 1990's and beyond, and his various and vital roles during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including his critical position at NATO.Stavridis is also the author of "The Leader's Bookshelf," and shares the most important lessons he learned about leadership during his 37 years in service to our nation.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Nov 2019

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter deployed to Afghanistan in the summer of 2010. Just before Thanksgiving, he was nearly killed after falling on a Taliban grenade to save his fellow Marines.In our conversation, Kyle describes the terrible events of that day. He also walks us through the amazing "domino of miracles" that kept him alive in the moments following the attack and all the way back to the U.S.Kyle discusses his very lengthy physical recovery and also the mental and emotional challenges he faced along the way. Finally, he tells us what it was like to receive the Medal of Honor and what the recognition means to him.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 31 Oct 2019

U.S. Army veteran Ron Rosser joins us to share the story of his actions in the Korean War that earned him the Medal of Honor.Rosser joined the Army in the final days of World War II and was discharged before the Korean War broke out. But after his younger brother was killed in Korea, Rosser re-enlisted and served as a forward observer during many intense battles.Listen here as Rosser talks about his service, the seemingly impossible orders to take a hill held by the Chinese, and what he did that day to be recognized with the nation's highest award for military valor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Oct 2019

U.S. Army Green Beret Dillon Behr shares his military journey, including the dramatic story if being severely wounded while pursuing an enemy target on the side of a mountain in Afghanistan in 2008. He also describes the excruciating evacuation once the fighting had stopped.Behr tells us why he joined the Army, why he pursued special forces, and what combat was like in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, Behr shares how he decided to give back to other wounded soldiers following his successful rehabilitation.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Oct 2019

Clint Hill served this nation in the U.S. Army during the 1950's. Then, for nearly twenty years, he served as a U.S. Secret Service agent in five presidential administrations, starting with Dwight Eisenhower and concluding with Gerald Ford.During the Kennedy administration, Hill was assigned to protect First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and was the agent who jumped onto Kennedy's car in the moments following the shooting of JFK in Dallas in 1963.In this conversation, Mr. Hill shares his historic story of military service and the Secret Service with Greg Corombos, walking us moment by moment through the horrors of the Kennedy assassination and the days that followed.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Oct 2019

Paul Roach served in the U.S. Army during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. While serving in Korea, Roach was held as a prisoner of war.In this 2017 conversation with Greg Corombos, Paul Roach discusses the brutal conditions in the prison camp, the chaplain who inspired the men during their darkest moments, and his many years of service to our nation.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Sep 2019

U.S. Air Force veteran Mary Jennings Hegar shares her story of serving as a Medevac helicopter pilot in Afghanistan and the harrowing story of her crew needing to be rescued after coming under fire.In this interview with Greg Corombos, Hegar also tells the story of how she was refused an assignment because she was a woman and how she then became a leader in the effort to lift the ban on females serving in ground combat.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Sep 2019

Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mike Thornton shares his story of service from the Vietnam War. Thornton tells Greg Corombos about the challenge of SEAL (BUD/S) training and his actions from October 31, 1972, that earned him the Medal of Honor.Hear how Thornton and three others fended off 75 enemy fighters, how he ran across 500 yards of open ground under fire to save a fellow SEAL, and how he swam himself and others to safety after being wounded multiple times. And you'll hear the wonderful reason Thornton was reprimanded for his conduct on the day he received the Medal of Honor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Sep 2019

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Eugene Deatrick, Jr. shares his impressive story of service. Col. Deatrick attended West Point during World War II, served as a test pilot measuring the impact of nuclear blasts, and later commanded the test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base.In his conversation with Greg Corombos, Col. Deatrick also details the powerful story of helping to rescue an American POW in Vietnam and providing support to relieve an American unit from great peril.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Sep 2019

November 4, 2019, will mark 40 years since the beginning of the Iranian hostage crisis. Islamic revolutionaries seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and held dozens of Americans hostage for the next 444 days. The youngest hostage was 20-year-old U.S Marine embassy guard Kevin Hermening.Kevin shares his powerful story of capture, survival, and freedom with Greg Corombos.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Aug 2019

Daniel Durso served in the U.S. Army during WWII in a Tank Battalion. He served in the European Theater and recounts his experiences fighting with his fellow soldiers and defeating the Nazis. Greg Corombos conducts the interview with Daniel.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jul 2019

Amelia Cunningham was one of the few black women to enlist in the U.S. Air Force in 1954. Still sharp and spunky at 85 years young, Ms. Cunningham reflects on her service, and a recent Honor Flight trip she made to Washington, DC.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Jul 2019

David Lucier served in the Vietnam War as a Green Beret. Upon returning home, he experienced Post-Traumatic Stress, and had difficulty transitioning out of his military life. He eventually sought the care he needed and is an advocate for veterans coping with mental health challenges.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jul 2019

Wade Spann is a Marine Corps veteran who served three tours in Iraq. He was in boot camp on September 11, 2001, and was among the first US Marines in Iraq. Following his service, he has become active in helping his fellow veterans find the support and resources they need while transitioning back into civilian life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Jul 2019

Marc Yablonka is a military journalist and author. He has written for Stars and Stripes, Soldier of Fortune, Army Times, and previously worked for ABC and Reuters. He also served as a Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Army's 40th Infantry Division Support Brigade. This conversation focuses on his book 'Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of Word and Film,' which brings together interviews with 35 combat correspondents who reported on the war in Vietnam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Jun 2019

A veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Colonel Robert Friend flew 142 combat missions with the famed unit and served as wingman to the unit's leader, the first African American general in the Air Force, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Lt. Col. Friend passed away on June 21, 2019 at age 99. We are honored to have had the opportunity to record his story, and we will remember his incredible legacy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Jun 2019

Captain Lauran Glover made history in 2014 as the first female commander of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Drill Team. Captain Glover reflects on her service, including a tour at Guantanamo Bay and as Platoon Leader for the Old Guard's 289th Military Police (M.P.) Company. Since her time as Drill Team Commander, Capt. Glover has begun a doctoral program in clinical psychology.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jun 2019

PFC Deloris Ruddock enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in October 1943 in Washington, DC. She would be assigned to the history-making 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-female African American unit deployed overseas during WWII. They were sent to Birmingham, England and Rouen, France to sort through the two year logjam of mail to send to American troops overseas.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Jun 2019

Lt. Colonel James Harvey III served as a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group, better known as the famed Tuskegee Airmen. In 1949 he flew on the team that won the military's first "Top Gun" contest in 1949. He was the first African American jet fighter pilot to fly in the Korean War, and is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 May 2019

Lt. Jason Redman spent eight years as an enlisted U.S. Navy SEAL, and was commissioned as a SEAL Officer in 2004. He completed combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lt. Redman's Assault Team came under heavy fire and he was severely wounded. While recovering at Bethesda Medical Center, Redman authored a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor, the Purple Heart, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, among other awards.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 May 2019

U.S. Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton discusses his distinguished service in the U.S. Army. Cotton served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, is a recipient of the Bronze Star, and served with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as the Old Guard. The unit conducts funerals for soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, and is the topic of Cotton’s new book Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 May 2019

Arnold Taylor served in the U.S. Army's 99th Infantry Division as a Military Policeman during World War II. Taylor served in Europe with the unit as it advanced into Germany, and witnessed the terrible impact of war on the German people. The horrors of war shaped Arnold Taylor into a man of peace, and when he returned home he devoted his life to helping others.Arnold Taylor was a good friend of the AVC's, participating in the National Memorial Day Parade for the past fifteen years. This interview was recorded with him in 2014. Last month, he passed away. Please take a moment to watch his story, and to share with family and friends. We will always remember you, sir.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Apr 2019

During his second tour in Vietnam, Colonel Anthony Wood was tasked with planning and executing the evacuation of Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam. When the city fell to the NVA on April 30, 1975, Col. Wood worked with about 100 American civilian volunteers who assumed great risk in helping Vietnamese citizens flee from the collapsing city.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Apr 2019

On April 18, 1942, the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders left a legacy by boosting American morale after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The story of the Doolittle Raiders is one of extraordinary valor and serves an example of the courage and selflessness presented by veterans of the Greatest Generation. As we mourn the passing of Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole - the last surviving Doolittle Raider - and honor the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid this week, we're sharing a special documentary program telling the story of Jimmy Doolittle's legendary raid on Japan. Featuring Doolittle and his raiders telling their stories, in their own words.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Apr 2019

Miki Nguyen is the son of Ba Nguyen, a South Vietnamese Air Force helicopter pilot who demonstrated incredible heroism on April 29, 1975. As Saigon fell to North Vietnamese forces, Ba Nguyen commandeered a massive Chinook CH-47, loaded up with his family and friends, and embarked on a daring mission to escape to refuge. Miki was just six years old, but the dramatic event has stayed with him many years later.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Mar 2019

PFC James “Pee Wee” Martin, veteran of G Company, 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, saw some of the greatest action of the European theater throughout World War II. PFC Martin participated in the June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy, parachuting into the town of St. Come du Mont, and taking part in the fight to liberate France. Martin and his comrades held the Belgian town of Bastogne as part of the larger Battle of the Bulge – a vital objective in preventing the German troops from recapturing Antwerp. Martin reflects on his experience 75 years after he served in the war.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Mar 2019

Colonel Charles McGee's distinguished flying career has seen three wars and witnessed critical moments in American history. A veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Col. McGee flew missions with the famed Red Tails during World War II. He is the recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and would go on to set an Air Force record of 409 combat missions flown during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Feb 2019

Many know the photo, few know the story. The famed photo "VJ Day in Times Square" and its key figures - US Navy sailor George Mendonsa, and dental assistant Greta Friedman - share their stories recalling that infamous day, August 14, 1945. They recount their experiences during the Second World War, and upon learning they were featured in one of the most iconic photos of the twentieth century. These interviews were recorded in 2014. Greta Friedman passed away on September 8, 2016, and George Mendonsa passed away on February 17, 2019. May they both rest peacefully.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Jan 2019

Bill Lord was a young draftee at the height of the Vietnam War. He served in Vietnam as an infantry sergeant carrying a radio in the U.S. Army's Charlie Company, 4th/47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Later in his career he served as television news executive and general manager of WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. His book "50 Years After Vietnam" is available here: https://www.amazon.com/50-Years-After-Vietnam-Fighting-ebook/dp/B07H8R6G14. Learn more about the American Veterans Center: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Dec 2018

A veteran of the Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Colonel Harold Brown is a combat pilot of 30 missions, shot down over enemy territory on March 14, 1945.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Dec 2018

Lieutenant Jim Downing was aboard USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Here he shares his incredible story of survival - including a mission he took on to ensure his fallen comrades would not be forgotten.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Dec 2018

U.S. Army Captain William Reynolds' life was forever changed on November 7, 2004, while on a dismounted patrol in Southwest Baghdad. After an IED was remote detonated, the explosion left his arm and left leg seriously wounded. Years later, he would serve as Captain to the U.S. contingent at the 2016 Invictus Games. Guest host Senior Chief Beck talks with Captain Reynolds about his remarkable journey.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Aug 2018

Dave Yoho served in the U.S. Maritime served during World War II when he was just 15 years old. Too young to serve, he lied about his age, eager to join the fight. He would serve on a T2 Tanker ship in the South Pacific, profoundly impacted by his experience.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Jul 2018

Gareth Hugh "Cy" Tanner was as stationed in Bassingbourne, England from July 1944 to January 1945. He turned 19 just days after arriving in England. Tanner flew 35 bombing missions on B-17s as a waist gunner, primarily over Germany, with the 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 324th Squadron. He kept a small diary with a flight log of each mission. In this episode, Tanner reflects on how his service impacted his life, and how the Second World War transformed his generation and the world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jun 2018

Colonel Frank Cohn was born in Breslau, Germany in 1925. Cohn's father owned a store which was boycotted by the Nazis since the family was Jewish. He and his family managed to escape to the United States on October 30, 1938 -- just over one week before Kristallnacht. In 1943, Cohn was drafted into the US Army, where he served in an Intelligence unit.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 May 2018

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a veteran of the US Marine Corps, Major Katelyn Van Dam served in Operation Enduring Freedom as an attack helicopter pilot. Major Van Dam conducted combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and later conducted anti-pirate operations in the horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden. She served more than ten years on active duty.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Apr 2018

A 25-year highly decorated U.S. Army veteran, Tom Satterly was portrayed in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down along with his teammates. He served in the elite Delta Force, witnessing intense combat at the Battle of Mogadishu and later in the Iraq war. After coping with PTS and other personal struggles following his time in combat, Tom and his wife Jen have started the All Secure Foundation, which provides resources for treatment to retired Special Operation veterans and their families.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Mar 2018

Mark Heathco is a retired military veteran who spent ten years inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of South Korea. During that time he pulled 385 missions, including a dangerous one in August of 1985. He discusses his harrowing experiences in his memoir, Call Sign Purple Three: Patrolling the US Sector of the Korean DMZ.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jan 2018

Captain Jerry Yellin has the unique distinction of flying the first and last combat missions over Japan during the Second World War. He spent the majority of the war with the 78th Fighter Squadron, flying the P-40, P-47, and P-51. Captain Yellin passed away on December 21, 2017. This video is in memoriam to help ensure his legacy lives on.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Jan 2018

A veteran of Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts talks about his service and sacrifice during his tours, and specifically during the Battle of Wanat. His acts of valor during the battle would earn him the Medal of Honor. Here he reflects on his experience, those he served beside, and the impact of his service on his life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Apr 2017

In honor of the centennial of America's entrance into World War I - April 6, 2017 - noted author and historian Andrew Carroll discusses his latest book, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. The book portarys an intimate portrait of the General, who led the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War. Using many letters and diares, Carroll pays a touching tribute to General Pershing and the many Americans who fought during the Great War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 06 Mar 2017

World War II veteran Lt. Col. Alfred Shehab saw action during the Battle of the Bulge ? Hitler?s month-long final offensive on the Western front. LTC Shehab was assigned to the 38th Cavalry Squadron, a reconnaissance unit tasked with patrolling the forests of the Ardennes region when the battle broke out on December 16, 1944.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Mar 2017

World War II veteran Lt. Col. Alfred Shehab saw action during the Battle of the Bulge ? Hitler?s month-long final offensive on the Western front. LTC Shehab was assigned to the 38th Cavalry Squadron, a reconnaissance unit tasked with patrolling the forests of the Ardennes region when the battle broke out on December 16, 1944.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 27 Jan 2017

Dr. Sudip Bose served in the U.S. Army for 12 years. A veteran of Iraq, Dr. Bose was tasked with caring for Saddam Hussein after his capture. He was awarded the Bronze Star for serving one of the longest tours in combat by a physician since the Second World War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Jan 2017

Dr. Sudip Bose served in the U.S. Army for 12 years. A veteran of Iraq, Dr. Bose was tasked with caring for Saddam Hussein after his capture. He was awarded the Bronze Star for serving one of the longest tours in combat by a physician since the Second World War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 19 Dec 2016

World War II veteran John Weston joined the U.S. Army in 1941 as part of the 758th Tank Battalion. The 758th was the first all African-American armored unit in U.S. history. Weston reflects on his service and its influence upon his life.In November 2015, AVC had the honor of conducting this interview with Weston at the annual Veterans Day Conference. Two months later, on December 29, 2015, John S. Weston passed away. This film was made in his honor, as well as all veterans of the history-making 758th Tank Battalion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Dec 2016

World War II veteran John Weston joined the U.S. Army in 1941 as part of the 758th Tank Battalion. The 758th was the first all African-American armored unit in U.S. history. Weston reflects on his service and its influence upon his life.In November 2015, AVC had the honor of conducting this interview with Weston at the annual Veterans Day Conference. Two months later, on December 29, 2015, John S. Weston passed away. This film was made in his honor, as well as all veterans of the history-making 758th Tank Battalion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 17 Jun 2016

Emanuel "Manny" Mandel was born in Riga, Latvia in 1936, shortly before Europe was engulfed in war. His family then moved to Budapest, which was an important Jewish center in Europe, where his father was a cantor. As the years progressed, Europe was becoming more dangerous for Jewish families. In 1944, Manny and his family were among a group of Jews who Adolf Eichmann traded for Allied material. Manny and his family were deported to Bergen-Belsen concentration Camp. Here Manny shares his story of survival throughout the Holocaust, and his journey of understanding the tragedy of the event, as he was a young boy at the time.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Jun 2016

Emanuel "Manny" Mandel was born in Riga, Latvia in 1936, shortly before Europe was engulfed in war. His family then moved to Budapest, which was an important Jewish center in Europe, where his father was a cantor. As the years progressed, Europe was becoming more dangerous for Jewish families. In 1944, Manny and his family were among a group of Jews who Adolf Eichmann traded for Allied material. Manny and his family were deported to Bergen-Belsen concentration Camp. Here Manny shares his story of survival throughout the Holocaust, and his journey of understanding the tragedy of the event, as he was a young boy at the time.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 13 Apr 2016

On December 7, 1941, Jim Leavelle was aboard the USS Whitney when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Twenty-two years later, he would witness history once again as a homicide detective for the Dallas Police Department when President Kennedy was assassinated. Leavelle interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy?s alleged assassin, and is known as ?the man in the tan suit? in the famed photo of Oswald?s assassination at the hands of Jack Ruby. It's not common to personally witness two major events throughout American history, as Leavelle has, and his story is surely unique.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Apr 2016

On December 7, 1941, Jim Leavelle was aboard the USS Whitney when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Twenty-two years later, he would witness history once again as a homicide detective for the Dallas Police Department when President Kennedy was assassinated. Leavelle interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy?s alleged assassin, and is known as ?the man in the tan suit? in the famed photo of Oswald?s assassination at the hands of Jack Ruby. It's not common to personally witness two major events throughout American history, as Leavelle has, and his story is surely unique.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 08 Sep 2015

Ned Thomas, World War II veteran of the Army Air Force discusses his experience as a "Hump Pilot" flying over the Himalayas to supply materials to the Nationalist Chinese forces fighting the Japanese. He is joined by his daughter Nedda Thomas, author of "Hump Pilot: Defying Death Flying the Himalayas During World War II.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Sep 2015

Ned Thomas, World War II veteran of the Army Air Force discusses his experience as a "Hump Pilot" flying over the Himalayas to supply materials to the Nationalist Chinese forces fighting the Japanese. He is joined by his daughter Nedda Thomas, author of "Hump Pilot: Defying Death Flying the Himalayas During World War II.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 23 Apr 2015

Captain Jason Pak graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2011, proceeding to both Airborne and Ranger schools. In October 2012 he was deployed to Panjwai, Afghanistan as a Company Fire Support Officer, where he was eventually promoted to First Lieutenant. On December 12, 2012, he was seriously wounded by an IED while leading a patrol on foot, losing both of his legs and two fingers. His great courage on and off the battlefield has proved to be an inspiration to many.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Apr 2015

Captain Jason Pak graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2011, proceeding to both Airborne and Ranger schools. In October 2012 he was deployed to Panjwai, Afghanistan as a Company Fire Support Officer, where he was eventually promoted to First Lieutenant. On December 12, 2012, he was seriously wounded by an IED while leading a patrol on foot, losing both of his legs and two fingers. His great courage on and off the battlefield has proved to be an inspiration to many.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 27 Mar 2015

World War II veteran William Peacock recounts his experience as a charter member of LST 357. Peacock managed much of the navigational charts aboard the ship, and took part in many Naval missions back and forth from Bizerte, North Africa to Salerno in Southern Italy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Mar 2015

World War II veteran William Peacock recounts his experience as a charter member of LST 357. Peacock managed much of the navigational charts aboard the ship, and took part in many Naval missions back and forth from Bizerte, North Africa to Salerno in Southern Italy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 25 Mar 2015

Lt. Col. Bill Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 after graduating from high school. LTC Johnson would eventually become a software engineer for the Air Force, working with much of the communicating and computing technology of the nation's military. He talks about his time in the service and the impact it had on his career, which would lead him to start his own businesses. He his now Congressman of Ohio, representing the sixth district.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Mar 2015

Lt. Col. Bill Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 after graduating from high school. LTC Johnson would eventually become a software engineer for the Air Force, working with much of the communicating and computing technology of the nation's military. He talks about his time in the service and the impact it had on his career, which would lead him to start his own businesses. He his now Congressman of Ohio, representing the sixth district.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 12 Mar 2015

Ernest Hueter, veteran of World War II, saw some of the greatest action in the South Pacific, was once assigned to General MacArthur's staff, and was present when Gen. MacArthur made his return to the Philippine Islands. He talks about he inspiration for joining the service, and how his combat experience shaped his life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Mar 2015

Ernest Hueter, veteran of World War II, saw some of the greatest action in the South Pacific, was once assigned to General MacArthur's staff, and was present when Gen. MacArthur made his return to the Philippine Islands. He talks about he inspiration for joining the service, and how his combat experience shaped his life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 16 Feb 2015

This episode of Veterans Chronicles features an old show "Reminiscences" hosted by Stephen Halpert, during which he has a conversation with Sir Martin Gilbert. Martin Gilbert was an esteemed British historian and the official biographer of Winston Churchill. Gilbert was the author of over eighty books, covering topics including world history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust. On February 3, 2015, Sir Martin Gilbert passed away at age 78. This episode re-aired in memoriam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Feb 2015

This episode of Veterans Chronicles features an old show "Reminiscences" hosted by Stephen Halpert, during which he has a conversation with Sir Martin Gilbert. Martin Gilbert was an esteemed British historian and the official biographer of Winston Churchill. Gilbert was the author of over eighty books, covering topics including world history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust. On February 3, 2015, Sir Martin Gilbert passed away at age 78. This episode re-aired in memoriam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 30 Jan 2015

Dr. J. Phillip "Jack" London is known for his contribution to the success of CACI International, one of the world's leading organizations working to fuse information technology with defense and security. Prior to his career with CACI, Dr. London served in the U.S. Navy, witnessing crucial moments of the Cold War and retiring as a Captain. He discusses how values such as character and integrity have been key tools in allowing him to flourish as a leader and continually serve his country. He expands on these ideas in his latest book "Character: The Ultimate Success Factor.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jan 2015

Dr. J. Phillip "Jack" London is known for his contribution to the success of CACI International, one of the world's leading organizations working to fuse information technology with defense and security. Prior to his career with CACI, Dr. London served in the U.S. Navy, witnessing crucial moments of the Cold War and retiring as a Captain. He discusses how values such as character and integrity have been key tools in allowing him to flourish as a leader and continually serve his country. He expands on these ideas in his latest book "Character: The Ultimate Success Factor.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 22 Jan 2015

Former U.S. Army Ranger Nicholas Irving spent six years with the Army's Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Irving served from demolitions assaulter to Master Sniper, and was the first African-American in his battalion to serve as Sniper. His new book "The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers" is a thrilling memoir detailing the experiences of his military career.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jan 2015

Former U.S. Army Ranger Nicholas Irving spent six years with the Army's Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Irving served from demolitions assaulter to Master Sniper, and was the first African-American in his battalion to serve as Sniper. His new book "The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers" is a thrilling memoir detailing the experiences of his military career.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 16 Jan 2015

Military historian and best-selling author Patrick K. O'Donnell discusses his latest book "First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America's Most Elite Unit." The book tells the story of four extraordinary men who in 1942 united to form the Navy's Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) teams that would led to the establishment of one of the military's most esteemed units. O'Donnell discusses the sources he used for the book, which for a long time were unavailable, as well as the in-depth research required to tell the story.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Jan 2015

Military historian and best-selling author Patrick K. O'Donnell discusses his latest book "First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America's Most Elite Unit." The book tells the story of four extraordinary men who in 1942 united to form the Navy's Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) teams that would led to the establishment of one of the military's most esteemed units. O'Donnell discusses the sources he used for the book, which for a long time were unavailable, as well as the in-depth research required to tell the story.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 13 Nov 2014

Richard Camp, retired Marine Corps Colonel, veteran of Vietnam, and esteemed military author and historian discusses his experiences in Vietnam which heavily influenced his life. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Colonel Camp was a Marine Corps officer for 26 years and served as a company commander in Vietnam. He has done much work in historical preservation through several positions such as the Deputy Director for the U.S. Marine Corps History Division. He is the author of ten books, including his most recent publication Assault from the Sky: U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Observations in Vietnam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Nov 2014

Richard Camp, retired Marine Corps Colonel, veteran of Vietnam, and esteemed military author and historian discusses his experiences in Vietnam which heavily influenced his life. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Colonel Camp was a Marine Corps officer for 26 years and served as a company commander in Vietnam. He has done much work in historical preservation through several positions such as the Deputy Director for the U.S. Marine Corps History Division. He is the author of ten books, including his most recent publication Assault from the Sky: U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Observations in Vietnam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 23 Oct 2014

Former Army ranger Steve Maguire was a decorated and successful infantry officer, commanding a 9th Infantry Division battalion reconnaissance platoon in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Maguire's life would change forever in November 1969, when an exploding Viet Cong mine severely wounded him, leaving him blinded for life.. . .

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Former Army ranger Steve Maguire was a decorated and successful infantry officer, commanding a 9th Infantry Division battalion reconnaissance platoon in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Maguire's life would change forever in November 1969, when an exploding Viet Cong mine severely wounded him, leaving him blinded for life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 23 Apr 2014

After graduating from high school in 1946, Lieutenant General Bernard Trainor enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, and then was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant after his graduation in 1951. In December of that year, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Division, 1st Marines in Korea as infantry platoon commander. Following his time in Korea, General Trainor served as executive and commanding officer aboard the USS Columbus (CA-74). Trainor would also play a crucial role in Vietnam, where he was assigned as advisor to a Vietnamese special operations group. General Trainor would eventually receive the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, and a Bronze Star.. . .

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After graduating from high school in 1946, Lieutenant General Bernard Trainor enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, and then was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant after his graduation in 1951. In December of that year, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Division, 1st Marines in Korea as infantry platoon commander. Following his time in Korea, General Trainor served as executive and commanding officer aboard the USS Columbus (CA-74). Trainor would also play a crucial role in Vietnam, where he was assigned as advisor to a Vietnamese special operations group. General Trainor would eventually receive the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, and a Bronze Star.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 26 Mar 2014

Colonel Glenn Frazier ran away to join the U.S. Army at age 16 and was stationed in the Philippines during the Second World War. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the war came to him. In April 1942, Colonel Frazier and the Philippine and American troops were forced to surrender to the Japanese, beginning Frazier's experience as Prisoner of War in several Japanese POW camps. Frazier marched north in the Bataan death march and spent three years of his life as a prisoner of war. His story is one that reminds Americans of the challenges and sacrifices faced by U.S. servicemen, and demonstrates the pride he has for his country.. . .

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Colonel Glenn Frazier ran away to join the U.S. Army at age 16 and was stationed in the Philippines during the Second World War. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the war came to him. In April 1942, Colonel Frazier and the Philippine and American troops were forced to surrender to the Japanese, beginning Frazier's experience as Prisoner of War in several Japanese POW camps. Frazier marched north in the Bataan death march and spent three years of his life as a prisoner of war. His story is one that reminds Americans of the challenges and sacrifices faced by U.S. servicemen, and demonstrates the pride he has for his country.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 05 Mar 2014

Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha grew up in a family strongly committed to military service, which would inspire him to follow his family's legacy and leading him to become one of his generation's great heroes. In September 1999 Romesha enlisted in the U.S. Army, and after being deployed to Germany, Kosovo, and South Korea, he volunteered to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Here he served as section leader of Bravo troop until his unit was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Romesha and his comrades were assigned to Combat Outpost Keating, where he would see heavy action in the Battle of Kamdesh. It was there that his demonstration of valor would later result in his being awarded the Medal of Honor.. . .

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Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha grew up in a family strongly committed to military service, which would inspire him to follow his family's legacy and leading him to become one of his generation's great heroes. In September 1999 Romesha enlisted in the U.S. Army, and after being deployed to Germany, Kosovo, and South Korea, he volunteered to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Here he served as section leader of Bravo troop until his unit was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Romesha and his comrades were assigned to Combat Outpost Keating, where he would see heavy action in the Battle of Kamdesh. It was there that his demonstration of valor would later result in his being awarded the Medal of Honor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 05 Feb 2014

As a decorated veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, General Ed Rowney's military career continued to flourish following his time on the field. Rowney commanded troops in all three wars, and was appointed the US Representative to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and maintained this position under the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. While studying in Poland he had the opportunity to attend the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which inspired him to enter the military -- he sensed that global war would soon emerge. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1933, Rowney entered West Point Military Academy, beginning his elaborate military career. His first experience at war began with his leadership of the 92nd Infantry Division during the Second World War.. . .

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As a decorated veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, General Ed Rowney's military career continued to flourish following his time on the field. Rowney commanded troops in all three wars, and was appointed the US Representative to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and maintained this position under the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. While studying in Poland he had the opportunity to attend the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which inspired him to enter the military -- he sensed that global war would soon emerge. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1933, Rowney entered West Point Military Academy, beginning his elaborate military career. His first experience at war began with his leadership of the 92nd Infantry Division during the Second World War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 16 Dec 2013

U.S. Army veteran John Marr was a paratrooper of the 507 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. Colonel Marr parachuted into lower Normandy the morning of D-Day, and upon landing he saw action almost immediately. He took part in the Battle of the La Fiere Causeway, and would eventually lead Company B of the 507 during the Battle of the Bulge as part of Operation Varsity.. . .

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U.S. Army veteran John Marr was a paratrooper of the 507 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. Colonel Marr parachuted into lower Normandy the morning of D-Day, and upon landing he saw action almost immediately. He took part in the Battle of the La Fiere Causeway, and would eventually lead Company B of the 507 during the Battle of the Bulge as part of Operation Varsity.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 20 Nov 2013

Colonel Ed Shames continues his story as one of the first Paratroopers in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Part 2 of the episode follows the Allied invasion of France on the night of D-Day, beginning with Shames' landing in the town of Carantan, a German command center.. . .

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Colonel Ed Shames continues his story as one of the first Paratroopers in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Part 2 of the episode follows the Allied invasion of France on the night of D-Day, beginning with Shames' landing in the town of Carantan, a German command center.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 20 Nov 2013

Veteran of the famed 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne division, Colonel Ed Shames saw some of the greatest action in the European theater of World War II. In this two-part episode he recounts his experiences training and fighting as a Paratrooper in the US army, including his role in the historic Allied invasion of France on the night of D-Day.. . .

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Veteran of the famed 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne division, Colonel Ed Shames saw some of the greatest action in the European theater of World War II. In this two-part episode he recounts his experiences training and fighting as a Paratrooper in the US army, including his role in the historic Allied invasion of France on the night of D-Day.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 28 Oct 2013

Decorated Ace Fighter Pilot James B. Morehead saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific regions of World War II. Nicknamed Wildman for his daring attacks, he downed eight enemy planes, earning two Distinguished Service Crosses - second only to the Medal of Honor. He attributes much of his aerial success to his passion for hunting, which gave him the knowledge and skills to complete his missions.. . .

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Decorated Ace Fighter Pilot James B. Morehead saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific regions of World War II. Nicknamed Wildman for his daring attacks, he downed eight enemy planes, earning two Distinguished Service Crosses - second only to the Medal of Honor. He attributes much of his aerial success to his passion for hunting, which gave him the knowledge and skills to complete his missions.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 16 Oct 2013

Army veteran of the 85th Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Newcomb "Newc" Eldrege saw action as a ski trooper during World War II. His role in the Battle for Mount Belvedere would earn him the Purple Heart Award, in addition to two Bronze Stars. His experience as a skier as well as his training at Camp Hale in Colorado helped prepare him for contact with the enemy during the final assault of Italy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Oct 2013

Army veteran of the 85th Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Newcomb "Newc" Eldrege saw action as a ski trooper during World War II. His role in the Battle for Mount Belvedere would earn him the Purple Heart Award, in addition to two Bronze Stars. His experience as a skier as well as his training at Camp Hale in Colorado helped prepare him for contact with the enemy during the final assault of Italy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 30 Sep 2013

Shelby Westbrook, veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, flew 60 missions over 12 countries in Europe during World War II. He was stationed in Italy to fly with the 99th Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. His service as a combat pilot eventually earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross along with several other awards, as well as his promotion to First Lieutenant. He spent a total of four years active in the Army Air Corps and six years on reserve.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Sep 2013

Shelby Westbrook, veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, flew 60 missions over 12 countries in Europe during World War II. He was stationed in Italy to fly with the 99th Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. His service as a combat pilot eventually earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross along with several other awards, as well as his promotion to First Lieutenant. He spent a total of four years active in the Army Air Corps and six years on reserve.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 18 Sep 2013

This episode of Veterans Chronicles profiles two of the U.S. military's most distinguished veterans. Major General John K. Singlaub was a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Singlaub joined the OSS and worked with French resistance fighters as a parachutist behind German lines during World War II, which was influential in his role as a founding member of the CIA. Colonel Harvey "Barney" Barnum, U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam was the 4th Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. He served another tour of Vietnam which would earn him several other awards, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He served for 27 years and has kept military ties ever since through his involvement with several organizations.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Sep 2013

This episode of Veterans Chronicles profiles two of the U.S. military's most distinguished veterans. Major General John K. Singlaub was a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Singlaub joined the OSS and worked with French resistance fighters as a parachutist behind German lines during World War II, which was influential in his role as a founding member of the CIA. Colonel Harvey "Barney" Barnum, U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam was the 4th Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. He served another tour of Vietnam which would earn him several other awards, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He served for 27 years and has kept military ties ever since through his involvement with several organizations.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 04 Sep 2013

Army Veteran Richard Falvey was a member of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the Second World War. As part of the Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, he received his wings after rigorous training in 1942. He saw some of the greatest action of the war, taking part in the airborne assault the night before the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day. After suffering a minor injury in Bastogne, he returned home after the war ended in Europe in 1945.. . .

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Army Veteran Richard Falvey was a member of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the Second World War. As part of the Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, he received his wings after rigorous training in 1942. He saw some of the greatest action of the war, taking part in the airborne assault the night before the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day. After suffering a minor injury in Bastogne, he returned home after the war ended in Europe in 1945.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 23 Jul 2013

Francis Sanza, better known as "Jeep", had a first-row seat for many of the momentous moments of American military history as General George S. Patton's personal jeep driver during his campaign across Europe during World War II. His connection to General Patton was so lasting that, to this day, he still signs his checks "Jeep.". . .

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Francis Sanza, better known as "Jeep", had a first-row seat for many of the momentous moments of American military history as General George S. Patton's personal jeep driver during his campaign across Europe during World War II. His connection to General Patton was so lasting that, to this day, he still signs his checks "Jeep.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 05 Jun 2013

Jerry Coleman is best known as the All-Star second baseman for, possibly, the best teams in baseball history - the New York Yankees of the 1940s and 50s - where he played alongside Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and other baseball legends.Yet, the achievement he is most proud of is as a Marine Corps aviator, and as the only Major League Baseball player to see combat in both World War II and the Korean War.. . .

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Jerry Coleman is best known as the All-Star second baseman for, possibly, the best teams in baseball history - the New York Yankees of the 1940s and 50s - where he played alongside Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and other baseball legends.Yet, the achievement he is most proud of is as a Marine Corps aviator, and as the only Major League Baseball player to see combat in both World War II and the Korean War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 16 Apr 2013

Jack Jacobs is among the most highly decorated veterans of the Vietnam War, being awarded two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, and our nation's highest military award - the Medal of Honor. He is currently a military analyst for NBC/MSNBC.. . .

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Jack Jacobs is among the most highly decorated veterans of the Vietnam War, being awarded two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, and our nation's highest military award - the Medal of Honor. He is currently a military analyst for NBC/MSNBC.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 02 Apr 2013

In this episode, host Gene Pell speaks to Elaine Danforth Harmon, one of the original WASP pilots of World War II. This groundbreaking group of women are considered the first female pilots in U.S. military history, and were recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during the Second World War.. . .

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In this episode, host Gene Pell speaks to Elaine Danforth Harmon, one of the original WASP pilots of World War II. This groundbreaking group of women are considered the first female pilots in U.S. military history, and were recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during the Second World War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 19 Mar 2013

In this two-part show, Veterans Chronicles profiles two veterans of our Greatest Generation who served during World War II.Ralph Griffiths joined the Marine Corps in 1944 at the age of 17, participating in the epic Battle of Iwo Jima. He served with each of the men made famous in the legendary two flag-raisings atop Mt. Suribachi - the second of which was immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's photo, the most famous photo of the war. He was wounded by the same shell that killed flag-raisers Michael Strank and Harlan Block.Evangeline Coeyman served in the 59th Field Hospital of the 90th Infantry Division as it followed General Patton's army across Europe. She participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps of Cosen and Mauthausen.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Mar 2013

In this two-part show, Veterans Chronicles profiles two veterans of our Greatest Generation who served during World War II.Ralph Griffiths joined the Marine Corps in 1944 at the age of 17, participating in the epic Battle of Iwo Jima. He served with each of the men made famous in the legendary two flag-raisings atop Mt. Suribachi - the second of which was immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's photo, the most famous photo of the war. He was wounded by the same shell that killed flag-raisers Michael Strank and Harlan Block.Evangeline Coeyman served in the 59th Field Hospital of the 90th Infantry Division as it followed General Patton's army across Europe. She participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps of Cosen and Mauthausen.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 05 Mar 2013

James Hafer is one of the few men to have participated in the entire eight-days of battle in the defense of Outpost Harry, one of the toughest fights of the Korean War, taking place just before the cease fire. There, he and his comrades withstood constant enemy attacks, with more than 120,000 artillery shells landing on their area throughout the battle.. . .

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James Hafer is one of the few men to have participated in the entire eight-days of battle in the defense of Outpost Harry, one of the toughest fights of the Korean War, taking place just before the cease fire. There, he and his comrades withstood constant enemy attacks, with more than 120,000 artillery shells landing on their area throughout the battle.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 14 Feb 2013

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. was squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group in World War II - best known as the Tuskegee Airmen. During combat, he would shoot down an advanced German Me-262 jet and a FW-190 fighter. He would go on to become a professor at New York University and President of Bronx Community College.. . .

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Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. was squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group in World War II - best known as the Tuskegee Airmen. During combat, he would shoot down an advanced German Me-262 jet and a FW-190 fighter. He would go on to become a professor at New York University and President of Bronx Community College.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 30 Jan 2013

A two-tour veteran of Vietnam, "Doc" Bahnsen earned a reputation as one of the hardest-fighting and bravest officers of the war, commanding soldiers on the ground and in the air. Among his many decorations were the Distinguished Service Cross, five Silver Stars, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Purple Hearts. He would serve in the Army for 30 years, where he would become celebrated for the development of gunship techniques and tactics. He is the author of "American Warrior: A Combat Memoir of Vietnam.". . .

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A two-tour veteran of Vietnam, "Doc" Bahnsen earned a reputation as one of the hardest-fighting and bravest officers of the war, commanding soldiers on the ground and in the air. Among his many decorations were the Distinguished Service Cross, five Silver Stars, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Purple Hearts. He would serve in the Army for 30 years, where he would become celebrated for the development of gunship techniques and tactics. He is the author of "American Warrior: A Combat Memoir of Vietnam.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 11 Jan 2013

Joseph Vaghi served as Beachmaster on the Easy Red Sector of Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. As Beachmaster, he was a "traffic cop" of sorts, directing men and materiel from their landing crafts onto the beach then inland. His fascinating account is straight out of "Saving Private Ryan," and LCDR Vaghi would later be featured in Ken Burns' documentary "The War.". . .

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Joseph Vaghi served as Beachmaster on the Easy Red Sector of Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. As Beachmaster, he was a "traffic cop" of sorts, directing men and materiel from their landing crafts onto the beach then inland. His fascinating account is straight out of "Saving Private Ryan," and LCDR Vaghi would later be featured in Ken Burns' documentary "The War.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 23 Aug 2012

In this episode of Veterans Chronicles, host Gene Pell speaks with Sgt. 1st Class Ronald E. Rosser, Medal of Honor recipient of the Korean War. Joining the Army in 1946 for a three-year enlistment at the age of 17, Rosser re-entered the service after his brother was killed in Korea, requesting to be sent to the front lines. He received the Medal of Honor for actions taken in an assault on an enemy fortified position as a forward observer with his company's lead platoon on January 12, 1952.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Aug 2012

In this episode of Veterans Chronicles, host Gene Pell speaks with Sgt. 1st Class Ronald E. Rosser, Medal of Honor recipient of the Korean War. Joining the Army in 1946 for a three-year enlistment at the age of 17, Rosser re-entered the service after his brother was killed in Korea, requesting to be sent to the front lines. He received the Medal of Honor for actions taken in an assault on an enemy fortified position as a forward observer with his company's lead platoon on January 12, 1952.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 28 Jul 2011

This special edition of Veterans Chronicles features two veterans whose military service helped to launch them into careers in entertainment. Pat Sajak has become a household name as host of "Wheel of Fortune," though he earlier served in the Army in Vietnam as a DJ with AFRN. Keni Thomas was an Army Ranger in the Battle of Mogadishu, and has since gone one to a successful career as a country music recording artist.. . .

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This special edition of Veterans Chronicles features two veterans whose military service helped to launch them into careers in entertainment. Pat Sajak has become a household name as host of "Wheel of Fortune," though he earlier served in the Army in Vietnam as a DJ with AFRN. Keni Thomas was an Army Ranger in the Battle of Mogadishu, and has since gone one to a successful career as a country music recording artist.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 18 Jul 2011

Sgt. Fernando Franco was one of 60 "warrior citizens" of the Army Reserve to take his re-enlistment oath at a special ceremony at the National Archives as part of the Reserve's 103rd anniversary. Franco had earlier served in Iraq, and was in charge of detainee operations at Camp Bucca.. . .

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Sgt. Fernando Franco was one of 60 "warrior citizens" of the Army Reserve to take his re-enlistment oath at a special ceremony at the National Archives as part of the Reserve's 103rd anniversary. Franco had earlier served in Iraq, and was in charge of detainee operations at Camp Bucca.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 13 Jul 2011

This special episode features four veterans of the elite, but forgotten, 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) - the only all-black Ranger unit in U.S. Army history - which saw action in the Korean War. Guest hosted by Paul Berry, the men speak of training, deployment, and combat, as well as the bonds of brotherhood built among elite soldiers whose story has never been fully told.. . .

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This special episode features four veterans of the elite, but forgotten, 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) - the only all-black Ranger unit in U.S. Army history - which saw action in the Korean War. Guest hosted by Paul Berry, the men speak of training, deployment, and combat, as well as the bonds of brotherhood built among elite soldiers whose story has never been fully told.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 6 Minutes 13 Jul 2011

Maj. Barry Periatt, an Army Reserve Soldier and a Purple Heart recipient, was one of the Soldier Heroes who was honored at the 2011 Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas. The annual event brings together the nation's top-ranked high school football athletes as well as decorated Soldiers who have served in support of Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

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Maj. Barry Periatt, an Army Reserve Soldier and a Purple Heart recipient, was one of the Soldier Heroes who was honored at the 2011 Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas. The annual event brings together the nation's top-ranked high school football athletes as well as decorated Soldiers who have served in support of Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 18 May 2011

This week's guest is retired U.S. Army Colonel Jimmie Kanaya, a recipient of the Silver Star for actions while serving with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. A combat medic during the war, Kanaya's story was featured in the acclaimed HISTORY documentary, "WWII in HD.". . .

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This week's guest is retired U.S. Army Colonel Jimmie Kanaya, a recipient of the Silver Star for actions while serving with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. A combat medic during the war, Kanaya's story was featured in the acclaimed HISTORY documentary, "WWII in HD.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 22 Mar 2011

James Warner was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and awarded his Naval Flight Officer wings in January, 1966. A year later, the young officer was ordered to Vietnam, where he flew more than 100 missions in his F-4 Phantom.On October 13th, 1967, Lt. Warner??s plane was shot down over enemy territory, beginning nearly six years of imprisonment at the hands of the North Vietnamese, spending much of his time in the notorious Hanoi Hilton complex. In this episode, Captain Warner sits down with guest hosts Taylor Kiland and Regen Wilson to recount his incredible experiences.. . .

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James Warner was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and awarded his Naval Flight Officer wings in January, 1966. A year later, the young officer was ordered to Vietnam, where he flew more than 100 missions in his F-4 Phantom.On October 13th, 1967, Lt. Warner??s plane was shot down over enemy territory, beginning nearly six years of imprisonment at the hands of the North Vietnamese, spending much of his time in the notorious Hanoi Hilton complex. In this episode, Captain Warner sits down with guest hosts Taylor Kiland and Regen Wilson to recount his incredible experiences.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 17 Mar 2011

SGT Laramie Long, a pastor at his local church, is a two-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan with the 287th Combat HET Company. He began his military career as he reported to basic training on September 8, 2001 - just three days before the attacks that would change America. His religious background helped him serve as a mentor to his fellow Soldiers during their time on the front lines.. . .

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SGT Laramie Long, a pastor at his local church, is a two-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan with the 287th Combat HET Company. He began his military career as he reported to basic training on September 8, 2001 - just three days before the attacks that would change America. His religious background helped him serve as a mentor to his fellow Soldiers during their time on the front lines.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 02 Mar 2011

Orson Swindle flew more than 200 missions in Vought F-8E Crusader over the skies of Vietnam. During what was to be his very last mission, he was shot down and taken prisoner. Swindle spent seven years being shuffled around North Vietnamese prison camps, where he for a time shared a cell with future Senator John McCain. Guest hosted by Taylor Kiland and Regen Wilson.. . .

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Orson Swindle flew more than 200 missions in Vought F-8E Crusader over the skies of Vietnam. During what was to be his very last mission, he was shot down and taken prisoner. Swindle spent seven years being shuffled around North Vietnamese prison camps, where he for a time shared a cell with future Senator John McCain. Guest hosted by Taylor Kiland and Regen Wilson.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 10 Minutes 22 Feb 2011

This week's Profiles in Valor segment features Marine Corps Lt. Col. Anthony Henderson, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for actions in the dangerous Helmand Province of Afghanistan on April 28, 2008.. . .

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This week's Profiles in Valor segment features Marine Corps Lt. Col. Anthony Henderson, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for actions in the dangerous Helmand Province of Afghanistan on April 28, 2008.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 16 Feb 2011

One of the most acclaimed pilots of World War II, Bud Anderson scored 16.25 victories in his P-51 Mustang, Old Crow, over the skies of Europe. The triple-ace pilot was part of the 357th Fighter Group, joining such well-known pilots as John England, Kit Carson, and Chuck Yeager.. . .

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One of the most acclaimed pilots of World War II, Bud Anderson scored 16.25 victories in his P-51 Mustang, Old Crow, over the skies of Europe. The triple-ace pilot was part of the 357th Fighter Group, joining such well-known pilots as John England, Kit Carson, and Chuck Yeager.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 04 Feb 2011

A graduate of West Point and veteran of the Gulf War, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, COL Gregory Gadson's life was changed forever while serving in Iraq in 2007 when his vehicle was hit by an IED while traveling back from a memorial service honoring fallen comrades. Despite losing both legs above the knee, Gadson has proven an inspiration to his fellow wounded warriors, and was recently chosen to lead the Army's Wounded Warrior program.. . .

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A graduate of West Point and veteran of the Gulf War, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, COL Gregory Gadson's life was changed forever while serving in Iraq in 2007 when his vehicle was hit by an IED while traveling back from a memorial service honoring fallen comrades. Despite losing both legs above the knee, Gadson has proven an inspiration to his fellow wounded warriors, and was recently chosen to lead the Army's Wounded Warrior program.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 31 Jan 2011

Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon joins guest-host Dr. Lewis Sorley in this week's edition of Veterans Chronicles. Donlon is the first man to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in the Vietnam War. He is also the first member of the Speical Forces to receive the medal, with his actions taking place near Nam Dong, South Vietnam, on July 6, 1964.. . .

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Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon joins guest-host Dr. Lewis Sorley in this week's edition of Veterans Chronicles. Donlon is the first man to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in the Vietnam War. He is also the first member of the Speical Forces to receive the medal, with his actions taking place near Nam Dong, South Vietnam, on July 6, 1964.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 21 Jan 2011

SGT Jason Collins, United States Army, deployed to the front lines in Afghanistan in 2009 as part of Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. There, he played an important role in the training of Afghan police, working to build the country's infrastructure and build a more stable country.. . .

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SGT Jason Collins, United States Army, deployed to the front lines in Afghanistan in 2009 as part of Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. There, he played an important role in the training of Afghan police, working to build the country's infrastructure and build a more stable country.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 05 Jan 2011

Former Superintendent of West Point Lt. General Dave Palmer joins Gene Pell in this week's episode of Veterans Chronicles. Palmer served as an officer in Vietnam, later writing one of the first histories of the war, "Summons of the Trumpet." He is an expert on early American warfare, authoring several books on George Washington and the American Revolution, most recently the acclaimed "George Washington & Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots.". . .

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Former Superintendent of West Point Lt. General Dave Palmer joins Gene Pell in this week's episode of Veterans Chronicles. Palmer served as an officer in Vietnam, later writing one of the first histories of the war, "Summons of the Trumpet." He is an expert on early American warfare, authoring several books on George Washington and the American Revolution, most recently the acclaimed "George Washington & Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 04 Jan 2011

This episode of Profiles in Valor features U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant Andre Murnane, a communications sergeant wounded while serving in Afghanistan, currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.. . .

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This episode of Profiles in Valor features U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant Andre Murnane, a communications sergeant wounded while serving in Afghanistan, currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 16 Dec 2010

This week's guest is one of the most recognizable veterans of the last century - Buzz Aldrin. A retired Air Force colonel and veteran of the Korean War, Aldrin is best known for being the second man to walk on the moon during the legendary Apollo 11 mission in 1969. In this episode, guest host Dr. Lewis Sorley walks through one of the most unique careers of any officer in U.S. military history.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Dec 2010

This week's guest is one of the most recognizable veterans of the last century - Buzz Aldrin. A retired Air Force colonel and veteran of the Korean War, Aldrin is best known for being the second man to walk on the moon during the legendary Apollo 11 mission in 1969. In this episode, guest host Dr. Lewis Sorley walks through one of the most unique careers of any officer in U.S. military history.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 16 Dec 2010

In this episode of Profiles in Valor, guest host Hannah Jackman speaks with 1LT Maria Mengrone, a Texas National Guard officer charged with overseeing enemy detainees while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

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In this episode of Profiles in Valor, guest host Hannah Jackman speaks with 1LT Maria Mengrone, a Texas National Guard officer charged with overseeing enemy detainees while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 03 Dec 2010

This episode of Profiles in Valor features U.S. Army Major Mark Thompson, recipient of the Bronze Star for his service as commander of a high-value detention facility in Iraq.. . .

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This episode of Profiles in Valor features U.S. Army Major Mark Thompson, recipient of the Bronze Star for his service as commander of a high-value detention facility in Iraq.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 16 Nov 2010

Herman J. Obermayer's memoir of World War II, "Soldiering For Freedom," is one of the most unique accounts of an American GI from the war. Based on a treasure trove of Obermayer's own wartime letters home, the book chronicles his experiences in the Army Specialized Training Program, as an airborne combat engineer, then as part of the Allied effort to maintain the gasoline pipelines laid across France. He finished his military career in the judge advocate general's office, in time to see Hermann Goring and the top Nazis at the Nuremburg trials.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Nov 2010

Herman J. Obermayer's memoir of World War II, "Soldiering For Freedom," is one of the most unique accounts of an American GI from the war. Based on a treasure trove of Obermayer's own wartime letters home, the book chronicles his experiences in the Army Specialized Training Program, as an airborne combat engineer, then as part of the Allied effort to maintain the gasoline pipelines laid across France. He finished his military career in the judge advocate general's office, in time to see Hermann Goring and the top Nazis at the Nuremburg trials.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 16 Nov 2010

This episode of Profiles in Valor features U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Michael Mann, recipient of the Bronze Star for his service as Deputy Commander, Expeditionary Sustainment Command while serving in Afghanistan throughout 2009. As the first ESC to deploy to the this area of operation in Afghanistan, Mann and his fellow soldiers were responsible for the Command and Control of more than 3,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Civilians. And they planned and executed full spectrum logistics support throughout the area of operations.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Nov 2010

This episode of Profiles in Valor features U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Michael Mann, recipient of the Bronze Star for his service as Deputy Commander, Expeditionary Sustainment Command while serving in Afghanistan throughout 2009. As the first ESC to deploy to the this area of operation in Afghanistan, Mann and his fellow soldiers were responsible for the Command and Control of more than 3,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Civilians. And they planned and executed full spectrum logistics support throughout the area of operations.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 15 Oct 2010

The inspiration for the hit movie "Good Morning, Vietnam," Adrian Croanuer served in the Air Force in Vietnam, hosting a radio program on the American Forces Vietnam Network. Recently he has worked as a special assistant to the Director of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office. In this episode, American Veterans Center president James Roberts talks to Adrian about his experiences in Vietnam and the film that made him famous.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Oct 2010

The inspiration for the hit movie "Good Morning, Vietnam," Adrian Croanuer served in the Air Force in Vietnam, hosting a radio program on the American Forces Vietnam Network. Recently he has worked as a special assistant to the Director of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office. In this episode, American Veterans Center president James Roberts talks to Adrian about his experiences in Vietnam and the film that made him famous.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 17 Sep 2010

The Office of Strategic Services, the United States' intelligence agency during World War II, was the forerunner of today's CIA. From behind enemy lines in Europe to the Pacific campaign, to the forgotten theater of China-Burma-India, shadow operatives worked to promote the Allied effort by planting false propaganda, sabotaging enemy interests, and direct military action. In this special documentary program, veterans of the OSS share their first-hand stories of waging shadow warfare against the Axis powers of World War II.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Sep 2010

The Office of Strategic Services, the United States' intelligence agency during World War II, was the forerunner of today's CIA. From behind enemy lines in Europe to the Pacific campaign, to the forgotten theater of China-Burma-India, shadow operatives worked to promote the Allied effort by planting false propaganda, sabotaging enemy interests, and direct military action. In this special documentary program, veterans of the OSS share their first-hand stories of waging shadow warfare against the Axis powers of World War II.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 16 Aug 2010

Lorenzo DuFau earned his place in American history as one of 150 black men to serve aboard the USS Mason when it sailed in the Atlantic during World War II. The Mason was the first naval ship to be manned by a predominately African-American crew. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, DuFau was determined to serve his country, and volunteered for the Navy to prove that Americans of all colors could serve honorably and heroically.. . .

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Lorenzo DuFau earned his place in American history as one of 150 black men to serve aboard the USS Mason when it sailed in the Atlantic during World War II. The Mason was the first naval ship to be manned by a predominately African-American crew. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, DuFau was determined to serve his country, and volunteered for the Navy to prove that Americans of all colors could serve honorably and heroically.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 10 Aug 2010

This episode of Profiles in Valor features Marine Corps Sergeant Andy Lee, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism while serving in Afghanistan. In August 2009, Lee's squad came under attack while conducting operations in the dangerous Helmund Province. Sgt. Lee directed the counterattack while coordinating the evacuation of a wounded fellow Marine. He is the second in his family to receive the Bronze Star with Valor, the first being his grandfather during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Aug 2010

This episode of Profiles in Valor features Marine Corps Sergeant Andy Lee, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism while serving in Afghanistan. In August 2009, Lee's squad came under attack while conducting operations in the dangerous Helmund Province. Sgt. Lee directed the counterattack while coordinating the evacuation of a wounded fellow Marine. He is the second in his family to receive the Bronze Star with Valor, the first being his grandfather during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 30 Jul 2010

Frank Caldwell joined the Marine Corps in 1942, and was assigned to the 1st Marine Parachute Battalion. He saw action on Guadalcanal, Vella La Vella, and Bougainville before the parachute battalions were deactivated and he was assigned to the 5th Marine Division. As commander of F Co., 2nd Bn, 26th Marines, he landed on Iwo Jima February 19, 1945. There, his men captured more ground than any other Marine company in the battle. Yet at the end of the battle, none of his officers remained, while F Co. suffered the highest KIA rate of any Marine company in U.S. history. Caldwell was awarded the Navy Cross for his valor on Iwo Jima.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jul 2010

Frank Caldwell joined the Marine Corps in 1942, and was assigned to the 1st Marine Parachute Battalion. He saw action on Guadalcanal, Vella La Vella, and Bougainville before the parachute battalions were deactivated and he was assigned to the 5th Marine Division. As commander of F Co., 2nd Bn, 26th Marines, he landed on Iwo Jima February 19, 1945. There, his men captured more ground than any other Marine company in the battle. Yet at the end of the battle, none of his officers remained, while F Co. suffered the highest KIA rate of any Marine company in U.S. history. Caldwell was awarded the Navy Cross for his valor on Iwo Jima.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 23 Jul 2010

A recipient of the Bronze Star for her service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Colonel Susan Luz is the highest-ranking soldier in the 399th Combat Support Hospital, an Army Reserve unit based in Massachusetts. She made her first deployment at the age of 56, and was tasked with tending to the young men and women serving on the front lines of the "Surge" of 2007. Col. Luz is the daughter of a decorated World War II veteran, and her father-in-law is the late George Luz, one of the famed "Band of Brothers." She is the author of the book, "Nightingale of Mosul," chronicling her story of service.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Jul 2010

A recipient of the Bronze Star for her service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Colonel Susan Luz is the highest-ranking soldier in the 399th Combat Support Hospital, an Army Reserve unit based in Massachusetts. She made her first deployment at the age of 56, and was tasked with tending to the young men and women serving on the front lines of the "Surge" of 2007. Col. Luz is the daughter of a decorated World War II veteran, and her father-in-law is the late George Luz, one of the famed "Band of Brothers." She is the author of the book, "Nightingale of Mosul," chronicling her story of service.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 21 Jul 2010

In this Profiles in Valor, U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Rodney Faulk, recipient of the Bronze Star, recounts his deployments as a Military Police Battalion commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Jul 2010

In this Profiles in Valor, U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Rodney Faulk, recipient of the Bronze Star, recounts his deployments as a Military Police Battalion commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 60 Minutes 07 Jul 2010

In this special two-part episode of Veterans Chronicles, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II Jack Yusen tells the epic story of the USS Samuel B. Roberts. After a chance accident forced the Roberts to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific Theater, Yusen and the crew found themselves up against overwhelming odds in the Battle off Samar Island. In the face of near-certain death, the men of the Samuel B. Roberts stood their ground in one of the great acts of valor and sacrifice in U.S. Naval history.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Jul 2010

In this special two-part episode of Veterans Chronicles, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II Jack Yusen tells the epic story of the USS Samuel B. Roberts. After a chance accident forced the Roberts to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific Theater, Yusen and the crew found themselves up against overwhelming odds in the Battle off Samar Island. In the face of near-certain death, the men of the Samuel B. Roberts stood their ground in one of the great acts of valor and sacrifice in U.S. Naval history.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 7 Minutes 02 Jul 2010

In this Profiles in Valor, U.S. Army Major David Bursac, recipient of the Bronze Star, recalls his experience as an advisor to the Iraqi Army soldiers and police while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

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In this Profiles in Valor, U.S. Army Major David Bursac, recipient of the Bronze Star, recalls his experience as an advisor to the Iraqi Army soldiers and police while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 7 Minutes 02 Jul 2010

In this Profiles in Valor, Dr. Dave Hnida, author of "Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq", shares his story of tending to American service members wounded during a critical period in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Jul 2010

In this Profiles in Valor, Dr. Dave Hnida, author of "Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq", shares his story of tending to American service members wounded during a critical period in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 24 Jun 2010

In this two-part episode, Veterans Chronicles profiles two acclaimed veterans of World War II - Bob Feller and David Thatcher. Feller was one of Major League Baseball's biggest stars in 1941, leading the league in wins. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he immediately enlisted in the Navy, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters aboard the USS Alabama, before returning home to resume a Hall of Fame career. David Thatcher took part in one of the most legendary events of the war - Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, April 18, 1942. Thatcher would be portrayed in the famed movie, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Jun 2010

In this two-part episode, Veterans Chronicles profiles two acclaimed veterans of World War II - Bob Feller and David Thatcher. Feller was one of Major League Baseball's biggest stars in 1941, leading the league in wins. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he immediately enlisted in the Navy, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters aboard the USS Alabama, before returning home to resume a Hall of Fame career. David Thatcher took part in one of the most legendary events of the war - Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, April 18, 1942. Thatcher would be portrayed in the famed movie, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 11 Jun 2010

In this episode, guest hosts Taylor Kiland and Regen Wilson speak with retired U.S. Navy Captain John Frank Gamboa, the first Mexican American to command a ship in the rank of commander and in the rank of captain. Gamboa would also become the first to command a squadron of ships.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jun 2010

In this episode, guest hosts Taylor Kiland and Regen Wilson speak with retired U.S. Navy Captain John Frank Gamboa, the first Mexican American to command a ship in the rank of commander and in the rank of captain. Gamboa would also become the first to command a squadron of ships.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 11 Jun 2010

This week's Profiles in Valor spotlights U.S. Army Reserve 1LT Timothy Keegan. A native of Florida, Keegan was inspired to join the Reserves at the age of 44 after seeing the professionalism and camaraderie among the Soldiers while he served as a U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for his home state. Keegan earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his service in Afghanistan throughout 2009.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jun 2010

This week's Profiles in Valor spotlights U.S. Army Reserve 1LT Timothy Keegan. A native of Florida, Keegan was inspired to join the Reserves at the age of 44 after seeing the professionalism and camaraderie among the Soldiers while he served as a U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for his home state. Keegan earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his service in Afghanistan throughout 2009.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 13 Apr 2010

In this episode, American Veterans Center president Jim Roberts conducts a follow up interview with Rufus Phillips, author of the recently published "Why Vietnam Matters," and one of the earliest American advisers to serve in Vietnam. In this episode, Phillips discusses the Buddhist Revolution, the assasination of President Diem, and his personal experiences in Vietnam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Apr 2010

In this episode, American Veterans Center president Jim Roberts conducts a follow up interview with Rufus Phillips, author of the recently published "Why Vietnam Matters," and one of the earliest American advisers to serve in Vietnam. In this episode, Phillips discusses the Buddhist Revolution, the assasination of President Diem, and his personal experiences in Vietnam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 7 Minutes 18 Mar 2010

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center at Radio America, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Dan Brosnan interviews "Major Matthew", an Army Special Forces officer and recipient of the Bronze Star for his actions in Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Mar 2010

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center at Radio America, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Dan Brosnan interviews "Major Matthew", an Army Special Forces officer and recipient of the Bronze Star for his actions in Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 7 Minutes 01 Feb 2010

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Proietto, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in Operation Enduring Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Feb 2010

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Proietto, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in Operation Enduring Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 28 Jan 2010

B.G. Burkett served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969, earning the Bronze Star Medal. For the past decade, the now military researcher has investigated hundreds of cases where people have falsely claimed to have been awarded various military honors, including the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. B.G. talks to Gene about his landmark book, "Stolen Valor.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Jan 2010

B.G. Burkett served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969, earning the Bronze Star Medal. For the past decade, the now military researcher has investigated hundreds of cases where people have falsely claimed to have been awarded various military honors, including the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. B.G. talks to Gene about his landmark book, "Stolen Valor.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

Part 2 of a special documentary program telling the story of Jimmy Doolittle's legendary raid on Japan in April, 1942. Featuring Doolittle and his raiders telling their stories, in their own words.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

Part 2 of a special documentary program telling the story of Jimmy Doolittle's legendary raid on Japan in April, 1942. Featuring Doolittle and his raiders telling their stories, in their own words.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

In the four months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military suffered setback after setback. In an effort to strike at the heart of the Japanese Empire, American military leaders devised a top-secret plan in which aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle would lead a raid of 16 bombers to attack targets on the Japanese home islands. The legendary assault would go down in history as one of the early turning points in World War II. This special documentary program features original interviews with several of Doolittle's surviving Raiders and the raid's official historian, Col. C.V. Glines, as well as archival audio from General Jimmy Doolittle himself. (Part 1 of 2).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

In the four months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military suffered setback after setback. In an effort to strike at the heart of the Japanese Empire, American military leaders devised a top-secret plan in which aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle would lead a raid of 16 bombers to attack targets on the Japanese home islands. The legendary assault would go down in history as one of the early turning points in World War II. This special documentary program features original interviews with several of Doolittle's surviving Raiders and the raid's official historian, Col. C.V. Glines, as well as archival audio from General Jimmy Doolittle himself. (Part 1 of 2).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

This week, guest host Dr. Lewis Sorley speaks with Robert Caron, the pilot of the last helicopter to evacuate Saigon prior to its fall on April 30, 1975. The evacuation was captured in a famous photograph by Herbert van Es of UPI, and came to symbolize the tragic end of the Vietnam War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

This week, guest host Dr. Lewis Sorley speaks with Robert Caron, the pilot of the last helicopter to evacuate Saigon prior to its fall on April 30, 1975. The evacuation was captured in a famous photograph by Herbert van Es of UPI, and came to symbolize the tragic end of the Vietnam War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

This week's episode features two of the most acclaimed stories of modern war. The first guest, Michael Durant, was the American pilot who was taken prisoner when his helicopter was shot down during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. His story was portrayed in the book and film, "Black Hawk Down," and he is the author of the recently published "The Night Stalkers." The second guest, Paul Monti, joins the program to share the story of his son, Army SFC Jared Monti, who became the second American service member to be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Dec 2009

This week's episode features two of the most acclaimed stories of modern war. The first guest, Michael Durant, was the American pilot who was taken prisoner when his helicopter was shot down during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. His story was portrayed in the book and film, "Black Hawk Down," and he is the author of the recently published "The Night Stalkers." The second guest, Paul Monti, joins the program to share the story of his son, Army SFC Jared Monti, who became the second American service member to be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 10 Dec 2009

In this edition, hear the chronicle of Bob Slaughter, who wrote the memoir "Omaha Beach and Beyond..." which recounts the day when his company landed in Normandy on D-Day, and their later travels through Europe.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Dec 2009

In this edition, hear the chronicle of Bob Slaughter, who wrote the memoir "Omaha Beach and Beyond..." which recounts the day when his company landed in Normandy on D-Day, and their later travels through Europe.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 08 Dec 2009

This special edition documentary features the story of the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Told by the men whose motto was "Go For Broke," this program follows them as they faced discrimination - and in some cases internment - to the battlefields of Europe, where they would become the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States military.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Dec 2009

This special edition documentary features the story of the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Told by the men whose motto was "Go For Broke," this program follows them as they faced discrimination - and in some cases internment - to the battlefields of Europe, where they would become the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States military.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 04 Dec 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Staff Sergeant Patrick Jordan, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Dec 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Staff Sergeant Patrick Jordan, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 04 Dec 2009

In this episode, host Lewis Sorley speaks to Rufus Phillips, author of the recently published "Why Vietnam Matters." Phillips was among the earliest American advisers in Vietnam, becoming a member of the Saigon Military Mission in 1954. At the request of President Kennedy, in 1962 he organized and led a special counterinsurgency effort in the U.S. Agency for International Development??s Saigon Mission, called Rural Affairs. Phillips was involved with all echelons of the Vietnamese government, including President Diem.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Dec 2009

In this episode, host Lewis Sorley speaks to Rufus Phillips, author of the recently published "Why Vietnam Matters." Phillips was among the earliest American advisers in Vietnam, becoming a member of the Saigon Military Mission in 1954. At the request of President Kennedy, in 1962 he organized and led a special counterinsurgency effort in the U.S. Agency for International Development??s Saigon Mission, called Rural Affairs. Phillips was involved with all echelons of the Vietnamese government, including President Diem.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 24 Nov 2009

Marine Corps Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is a recipient of the Navy Cross for his valorous actions during the second battle of Fallujah in November of 2004. In this edition, Sgt. Workman recalls this epic battle, and pays tribute to the Marines he served with during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Nov 2009

Marine Corps Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is a recipient of the Navy Cross for his valorous actions during the second battle of Fallujah in November of 2004. In this edition, Sgt. Workman recalls this epic battle, and pays tribute to the Marines he served with during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 19 Nov 2009

In this edition, Gene has a conversation with William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron, two of the famed "Band of Brothers." The two, with journalist Robyn Post, wrote the book "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends..." Believe it or not, even though they lived blocks apart in their native South Philadelphia, the two didn't meet until years later in Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Nov 2009

In this edition, Gene has a conversation with William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron, two of the famed "Band of Brothers." The two, with journalist Robyn Post, wrote the book "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends..." Believe it or not, even though they lived blocks apart in their native South Philadelphia, the two didn't meet until years later in Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 6 Minutes 06 Nov 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major James Mulvehill, recipient of the Bronze Star for his outstanding service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 06 Nov 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major James Mulvehill, recipient of the Bronze Star for his outstanding service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 6 Minutes 02 Nov 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major Robert Nesbit Jr., recipient of the Bronze Star for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Nov 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major Robert Nesbit Jr., recipient of the Bronze Star for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 02 Nov 2009

In this week's episode, guest-host Dr. Lewis Sorley speaks to Robert Calvert, a young man who left college to serve in the Army during World War II. At Bastogne the Battle of the Bulge, Calvert found himself rising from private to the leader of a squad as men around him succumbed to enemy attacks and the bitter cold.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Nov 2009

In this week's episode, guest-host Dr. Lewis Sorley speaks to Robert Calvert, a young man who left college to serve in the Army during World War II. At Bastogne the Battle of the Bulge, Calvert found himself rising from private to the leader of a squad as men around him succumbed to enemy attacks and the bitter cold.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 23 Oct 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Spc. Jeremiah Church, recipient of the Silver Star for valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Oct 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Spc. Jeremiah Church, recipient of the Silver Star for valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 23 Oct 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell meets with Jake McNiece, leader of the famous - some might say infamous - "Filthy Thirteen", the WWII Pathfinders who made up the Army's real "Dirty Dozen.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Oct 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell meets with Jake McNiece, leader of the famous - some might say infamous - "Filthy Thirteen", the WWII Pathfinders who made up the Army's real "Dirty Dozen.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 16 Oct 2009

Walter Ehlers is a World War II Veteran who participated in the invasion or North Africa. He would go on to earn the nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for actions during the Allied invasion of Normandy in June of 1944.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Oct 2009

Walter Ehlers is a World War II Veteran who participated in the invasion or North Africa. He would go on to earn the nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for actions during the Allied invasion of Normandy in June of 1944.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 09 Oct 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major John Opala, U.S. Army Reserve & recipient of the Bronze Star for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Oct 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major John Opala, U.S. Army Reserve & recipient of the Bronze Star for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Oct 2009

In this edition, hear one of the least known stories of the Vietnam War. A small band of volunteers who served in the Naval Investigative Service conducted criminal and counterintelligence probes countrywide. Their story has not been told...until now. Douglass Hubbard tells their story in his book, "Special Agent: Vietnam.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Oct 2009

In this edition, hear one of the least known stories of the Vietnam War. A small band of volunteers who served in the Naval Investigative Service conducted criminal and counterintelligence probes countrywide. Their story has not been told...until now. Douglass Hubbard tells their story in his book, "Special Agent: Vietnam.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 02 Oct 2009

Hal Moore is co-author of the acclaimed book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young," and is one of the most distinguished veterans of the Vietnam War. His book was later made into a movie staring Mel Gibson as then Lt. Colonel Moore. General Moore talks about his experiences in Vietnam, and recounts just how accurate the Hollywood version was.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 02 Oct 2009

Hal Moore is co-author of the acclaimed book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young," and is one of the most distinguished veterans of the Vietnam War. His book was later made into a movie staring Mel Gibson as then Lt. Colonel Moore. General Moore talks about his experiences in Vietnam, and recounts just how accurate the Hollywood version was.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 30 Sep 2009

This week's program features the story of Lou Brissie, World War II veteran and Major League Baseball pitcher. After gaining the attention of legendary owner Connie Mack in 1941, the promising prospect saw his career put on hold after he joined the Army. Brissie would be severely wounded during combat in Italy, nearly losing his legs. Through perseverance and determination, he made his return to baseball, enjoying a successful Major League career.. . .

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This week's program features the story of Lou Brissie, World War II veteran and Major League Baseball pitcher. After gaining the attention of legendary owner Connie Mack in 1941, the promising prospect saw his career put on hold after he joined the Army. Brissie would be severely wounded during combat in Italy, nearly losing his legs. Through perseverance and determination, he made his return to baseball, enjoying a successful Major League career.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 24 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews HM2 Joshua Simson, United States Navy, and recipient of the Silver Star for heroism during Operation Enduring Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews HM2 Joshua Simson, United States Navy, and recipient of the Silver Star for heroism during Operation Enduring Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 18 Sep 2009

One of America's most distinguished fighter pilots from World War II and the Korean War, and the Air Force's greatest living "ace" pilot. Hear how Col. Walker "Bud" Mahurin recorded victories over enemy aircraft in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II and the Korean War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Sep 2009

One of America's most distinguished fighter pilots from World War II and the Korean War, and the Air Force's greatest living "ace" pilot. Hear how Col. Walker "Bud" Mahurin recorded victories over enemy aircraft in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II and the Korean War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 14 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Staff Sergeant Bart Cole, United States Marine Corps, and recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Staff Sergeant Bart Cole, United States Marine Corps, and recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 14 Sep 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell speaks to retired U.S. Army Colonel Walter Joseph Marm, Jr, recipient of the Medal of Honor during the legendary Battle of Ia Drang, November 14, 1965. Marm, then a second-lieutenant in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), single-handedly attacked an enemy machine gun bunker during an attempt to save a platoon of soldiers surrounded by the enemy. His story has been told in the best-selling book, "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Sep 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell speaks to retired U.S. Army Colonel Walter Joseph Marm, Jr, recipient of the Medal of Honor during the legendary Battle of Ia Drang, November 14, 1965. Marm, then a second-lieutenant in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), single-handedly attacked an enemy machine gun bunker during an attempt to save a platoon of soldiers surrounded by the enemy. His story has been told in the best-selling book, "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 10 Minutes 08 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major Stephen Mount, USMC, recipient of the Air Medal and Purple Heart following actions in the 2004 Battle of Najaf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major Stephen Mount, USMC, recipient of the Air Medal and Purple Heart following actions in the 2004 Battle of Najaf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 08 Sep 2009

This week's episode features decorated veterans of two of the fiercest battles of the last quarter century. Lt. Col. Todd Desgrosseilliers, who served as executive officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was awarded the Silver Star for actions taken in the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004. Meanwhile, Sgt. Matthew Eversmann would be awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, made famous by the book and film "Black Hawk Down," in which he was portrayed.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Sep 2009

This week's episode features decorated veterans of two of the fiercest battles of the last quarter century. Lt. Col. Todd Desgrosseilliers, who served as executive officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was awarded the Silver Star for actions taken in the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004. Meanwhile, Sgt. Matthew Eversmann would be awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, made famous by the book and film "Black Hawk Down," in which he was portrayed.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 03 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews First Sergeant Donnie Brazeal, USMC-Ret. First Sergeant Brazeal earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions at Camp Gannon, along the Iraq-Syria border, when he willfully exposed himself to enemy fire in an attempt to relieve pressure on a group of fellow Marines pinned down during an attack.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Sep 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews First Sergeant Donnie Brazeal, USMC-Ret. First Sergeant Brazeal earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions at Camp Gannon, along the Iraq-Syria border, when he willfully exposed himself to enemy fire in an attempt to relieve pressure on a group of fellow Marines pinned down during an attack.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 01 Sep 2009

Host Gene Pell interviews two of the U.S. military's most distinguished women, retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught and Air Force Major Nicole Malachowski. Both have broken barriers for women in the military, with Vaught one of the military's most highly decorated women, receiving the Defense and Air Force Distinguished Service Medals, the Air Force Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Service Award with four stars. She is also the first woman to command a unit receiving the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Meanwhile, Malachowski, a veteran of 26 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, became the first woman in Air Force history to fly with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Sep 2009

Host Gene Pell interviews two of the U.S. military's most distinguished women, retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught and Air Force Major Nicole Malachowski. Both have broken barriers for women in the military, with Vaught one of the military's most highly decorated women, receiving the Defense and Air Force Distinguished Service Medals, the Air Force Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Service Award with four stars. She is also the first woman to command a unit receiving the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Meanwhile, Malachowski, a veteran of 26 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, became the first woman in Air Force history to fly with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Thunderbirds.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 26 Aug 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, Mrs. Janet Manion tells the story of her son, Marine 1Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed while serving abroad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Travis has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his valor in combat, and the Travis Manion Foundation is working to keep his legacy alive.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 Aug 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, Mrs. Janet Manion tells the story of her son, Marine 1Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed while serving abroad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Travis has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his valor in combat, and the Travis Manion Foundation is working to keep his legacy alive.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 25 Aug 2009

In this week's episode, Gene Pell speaks to retired Air Force Brigadier General R. Steve Ritchie, the only Air Force "ace" pilot of the Vietam War. One of the most decorated pilots of the war, Ritchie has been awarded the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, 10 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 25 Air Medals. He became an "ace" on August 28, 1972, when he shot down his fifth enemy MiG-21 fighter.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Aug 2009

In this week's episode, Gene Pell speaks to retired Air Force Brigadier General R. Steve Ritchie, the only Air Force "ace" pilot of the Vietam War. One of the most decorated pilots of the war, Ritchie has been awarded the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, 10 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 25 Air Medals. He became an "ace" on August 28, 1972, when he shot down his fifth enemy MiG-21 fighter.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 21 Aug 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews SFC William Tomlin III of the United States Army, a recipient of the Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan, when he led a counterattack against an enemy force nearly six times the size of his own.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 21 Aug 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews SFC William Tomlin III of the United States Army, a recipient of the Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan, when he led a counterattack against an enemy force nearly six times the size of his own.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 7 Minutes 03 Aug 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major David Williams of the United States Army, a recipient of the Bronze Star for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his work in Iraq as a planner, Williams planned and conducted the first Post Command Exercise in a former Soviet Republic while working along the armed forces of the Republic of Georgia.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Aug 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major David Williams of the United States Army, a recipient of the Bronze Star for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his work in Iraq as a planner, Williams planned and conducted the first Post Command Exercise in a former Soviet Republic while working along the armed forces of the Republic of Georgia.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 03 Aug 2009

This week's guest is Harley Reynolds, veteran of the 1st Infantry Division during World War II. Joining the Army prior to United States' entrance into the war, he would go on to serve throughout the European Theater, taking part in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. Then, on the morning of June 6, 1944, he would be among the first Americans to set foot on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy.. . .

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This week's guest is Harley Reynolds, veteran of the 1st Infantry Division during World War II. Joining the Army prior to United States' entrance into the war, he would go on to serve throughout the European Theater, taking part in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. Then, on the morning of June 6, 1944, he would be among the first Americans to set foot on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 27 Jul 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Katy Dempsey interviews Lt. Col. Maria Kelly of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Jul 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Katy Dempsey interviews Lt. Col. Maria Kelly of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 27 Jul 2009

Sgt. Jason Arellano served with the United States Marine Corps during the initial invasion into Iraq in 2003, where they were welcomed by many grateful Iraqis who saw the Marines as liberators. When he returned for a second tour the following year, he found himself in a far different situation, in the middle of the toughest battle of Operation Iraqi Freedom - the Second Battle of Fallujah. Here, he would witness first-hand the brutality of the insurgents that controlled the city, barely escaping with his life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Jul 2009

Sgt. Jason Arellano served with the United States Marine Corps during the initial invasion into Iraq in 2003, where they were welcomed by many grateful Iraqis who saw the Marines as liberators. When he returned for a second tour the following year, he found himself in a far different situation, in the middle of the toughest battle of Operation Iraqi Freedom - the Second Battle of Fallujah. Here, he would witness first-hand the brutality of the insurgents that controlled the city, barely escaping with his life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 17 Jul 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell speaks to Major David Rozelle, author of the best-selling book "Back in Action," and a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rozelle was seriously wounded by a land mine in Iraq, losing much of his right leg below the knee. He would be the first amputee to return to active duty in Iraq, and has worked extensively with wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Jul 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell speaks to Major David Rozelle, author of the best-selling book "Back in Action," and a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rozelle was seriously wounded by a land mine in Iraq, losing much of his right leg below the knee. He would be the first amputee to return to active duty in Iraq, and has worked extensively with wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 13 Jul 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Katy Dempsey interviews SSG Brian Hawthorne of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He went on to co-found the George Washington University Veterans Organization and is the D.C. director of Student Veterans of America.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Jul 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Katy Dempsey interviews SSG Brian Hawthorne of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He went on to co-found the George Washington University Veterans Organization and is the D.C. director of Student Veterans of America.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 10 Jul 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell speaks to famed war correspondent and author Joseph L. Galloway, co-author of the acclaimed best seller "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young." Galloway is the only civilian to be awarded the Bronze Star by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, for actions he took in saving the lives of wounded American soldiers during the battle at LZ X-Ray. Along with co-author Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, Galloway has written a follow-up to their original book, titled "WE ARE SOLDIERS STILL: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Jul 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell speaks to famed war correspondent and author Joseph L. Galloway, co-author of the acclaimed best seller "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young." Galloway is the only civilian to be awarded the Bronze Star by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, for actions he took in saving the lives of wounded American soldiers during the battle at LZ X-Ray. Along with co-author Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, Galloway has written a follow-up to their original book, titled "WE ARE SOLDIERS STILL: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 07 Jul 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell is joined by two of America's most recognizable veterans of World War II, Lynn "Buck" Compton and Mickey Rooney. Best known for his portrayal in the book and miniseries "Band of Brothers," Buck Compton led 3rd Platoon of E Company in the 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne Division, and is the recipient of the Silver Star. He is the author of the recently published book, "Call of Duty," and is a retired lawyer and Federal judge. Following Buck, Gene speaks to stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944 and served throughout Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his work in entertaining the troops along the front lines as part of a traveling jeep show.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 Jul 2009

In this episode, Gene Pell is joined by two of America's most recognizable veterans of World War II, Lynn "Buck" Compton and Mickey Rooney. Best known for his portrayal in the book and miniseries "Band of Brothers," Buck Compton led 3rd Platoon of E Company in the 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne Division, and is the recipient of the Silver Star. He is the author of the recently published book, "Call of Duty," and is a retired lawyer and Federal judge. Following Buck, Gene speaks to stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944 and served throughout Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his work in entertaining the troops along the front lines as part of a traveling jeep show.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 5 Minutes 01 Jul 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews SPC David Hutchinson of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Silver Star for actions in Operation Enduring Freedom. Hutchinson is only the fifth Army Reservist to receive this award.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Jul 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews SPC David Hutchinson of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Silver Star for actions in Operation Enduring Freedom. Hutchinson is only the fifth Army Reservist to receive this award.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 30 Jun 2009

A graduate of West Point, Allen B. Clark went on to serve as a Military Intelligence officer with the Fifth Special Forces group in Vietnam. On June 17, 1967, the Special Forces camp at Dak To came under enemy mortar attack, leaving Clark seriously wounded. Despite losing both of his legs, he would recover to be a successful public servant, and has spent the last 40 years helping others who have experienced similar injuries. Clark is the author of "Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior," and has been decorated with the Silver Star and Purple Heart.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jun 2009

A graduate of West Point, Allen B. Clark went on to serve as a Military Intelligence officer with the Fifth Special Forces group in Vietnam. On June 17, 1967, the Special Forces camp at Dak To came under enemy mortar attack, leaving Clark seriously wounded. Despite losing both of his legs, he would recover to be a successful public servant, and has spent the last 40 years helping others who have experienced similar injuries. Clark is the author of "Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior," and has been decorated with the Silver Star and Purple Heart.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 19 Jun 2009

June 6, 1944: D-Day. Among the major targets of the Allied invasion forces were the large German guns based near Pointe du Hoc, which threatened the troops hitting Omaha and Utah beaches. The U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion was assigned the task of taking Pointe du Hoc, and disabling the German guns. This week, Veterans Chronicles profiles the story of Leonard Lomell, who found and destroyed the guns. Joining him is fellow Ranger Jack Kuhn.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Jun 2009

June 6, 1944: D-Day. Among the major targets of the Allied invasion forces were the large German guns based near Pointe du Hoc, which threatened the troops hitting Omaha and Utah beaches. The U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion was assigned the task of taking Pointe du Hoc, and disabling the German guns. This week, Veterans Chronicles profiles the story of Leonard Lomell, who found and destroyed the guns. Joining him is fellow Ranger Jack Kuhn.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 15 Jun 2009

This week, Gene Pell speaks to retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North, author of the recently revised and updated "American Heroes", featuring the stories of our service members who have been fighting on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Also appearing on this week's program is one of those heroes of today - Army Captain Walter Bryan Jackson, recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 15 Jun 2009

This week, Gene Pell speaks to retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North, author of the recently revised and updated "American Heroes", featuring the stories of our service members who have been fighting on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Also appearing on this week's program is one of those heroes of today - Army Captain Walter Bryan Jackson, recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 10 Minutes 11 Jun 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major John Detro of the United States Army, a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Jun 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major John Detro of the United States Army, a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 05 Jun 2009

This week, Gene Pell speaks to retired Marine Corps Colonel Dave E. Severance. After seeing combat as a platoon leader in the South Pacific during World War II, he was promoted to company commander of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines. On February 23, 1945, men of E Company scaled Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, taking the mountain and raising the American flags. The second flag raising was immortalized by Joe Rosenthal in the most famous photograph of World War II. Col. Severance went on to serve as a Marine Aviator in Korea, earning the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 05 Jun 2009

This week, Gene Pell speaks to retired Marine Corps Colonel Dave E. Severance. After seeing combat as a platoon leader in the South Pacific during World War II, he was promoted to company commander of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines. On February 23, 1945, men of E Company scaled Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, taking the mountain and raising the American flags. The second flag raising was immortalized by Joe Rosenthal in the most famous photograph of World War II. Col. Severance went on to serve as a Marine Aviator in Korea, earning the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 6 Minutes 04 Jun 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Sgt. John A. Marra, Jr. of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Jun 2009

Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Sgt. John A. Marra, Jr. of the United States Army Reserve, a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 29 May 2009

This week Gene Pell speaks to retired Air Force Colonel Jack Broughton, author of several books including the recently published "Rupert Red Two." Broughton flew in every Air Force fighter from the P-47 Thunderbolt to the F-106 Delta Dart, and is the recipient of the Air Force Cross - second only to the Medal of Honor - as well as four Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Silver Stars.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 May 2009

This week Gene Pell speaks to retired Air Force Colonel Jack Broughton, author of several books including the recently published "Rupert Red Two." Broughton flew in every Air Force fighter from the P-47 Thunderbolt to the F-106 Delta Dart, and is the recipient of the Air Force Cross - second only to the Medal of Honor - as well as four Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Silver Stars.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 14 May 2009

Warren Wiedhahn was a young private first class in the United States Marine Corps when he landed at Inchon on September 15, 1950. He had recently served in the desperate defense of Pusan Perimeter, and would soon see action at the Marine Corps' most legendary battle of the Korean War - Chosin Reservoir. He went on to a 33 year career in the Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of colonel, and is the founder and president of Military Historical Tours.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 May 2009

Warren Wiedhahn was a young private first class in the United States Marine Corps when he landed at Inchon on September 15, 1950. He had recently served in the desperate defense of Pusan Perimeter, and would soon see action at the Marine Corps' most legendary battle of the Korean War - Chosin Reservoir. He went on to a 33 year career in the Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of colonel, and is the founder and president of Military Historical Tours.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 07 May 2009

One of America's greatest heroes of World War II, Mitchell Paige received the Medal of Honor for singlehandedly holding back an entire Japanese regiment during the battle for Guadalcanal. Before his passing in 2003, he sat down with us to share his story of valor. Also in this episode is Chester Nez, one of the legendary Navajo Code Talkers, who using their native language were able to transmit secret messages on enemy troop movements and tactics to the Marine Corps in the Pacific War of World War II.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 07 May 2009

One of America's greatest heroes of World War II, Mitchell Paige received the Medal of Honor for singlehandedly holding back an entire Japanese regiment during the battle for Guadalcanal. Before his passing in 2003, he sat down with us to share his story of valor.Also in this episode is Chester Nez, one of the legendary Navajo Code Talkers, who using their native language were able to transmit secret messages on enemy troop movements and tactics to the Marine Corps in the Pacific War of World War II.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 24 Apr 2009

This week, Gene Pell talks to Michael Yon, a former Green Beret who has become the premier independent journalist of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, reporting from the front lines since December, 2004. Yon is the author of several books, including the recently published "Moment of Truth in Iraq," and will soon be returning to the front lines in Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Apr 2009

This week, Gene Pell talks to Michael Yon, a former Green Beret who has become the premier independent journalist of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, reporting from the front lines since December, 2004. Yon is the author of several books, including the recently published "Moment of Truth in Iraq," and will soon be returning to the front lines in Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 14 Apr 2009

In this special edition, Jim Roberts, president of the American Veterans Center, speaks to retired General Richard B. Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A fighter pilot in Vietnam, General Myers went on to hold commands at every level, rising to the military's top post shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. In this episode, General Myers talks about the events of 9/11, his tenure as chairman, and his new book, "Eyes on the Horizon.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Apr 2009

In this special edition, Jim Roberts, president of the American Veterans Center, speaks to retired General Richard B. Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A fighter pilot in Vietnam, General Myers went on to hold commands at every level, rising to the military's top post shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. In this episode, General Myers talks about the events of 9/11, his tenure as chairman, and his new book, "Eyes on the Horizon.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 10 Apr 2009

Host Gene Pell speaks with retired Lt. Colonel Orson Swindle, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and prisoner of war. Stationed in Da Nang and flying with VMF(AW)-235, known as "The Death Angels", Swindle flew over 200 sorties before being shot down over North Vietnam in what was scheduled to be his very last flight. He spent several years in various prison camps including the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where he shared a cell with John McCain. Following his release, he went on to a successful career in public service.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Apr 2009

Host Gene Pell speaks with retired Lt. Colonel Orson Swindle, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and prisoner of war. Stationed in Da Nang and flying with VMF(AW)-235, known as "The Death Angels", Swindle flew over 200 sorties before being shot down over North Vietnam in what was scheduled to be his very last flight. He spent several years in various prison camps including the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where he shared a cell with John McCain. Following his release, he went on to a successful career in public service.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 10 Mar 2009

This week, Gene speaks to retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr. One of the first black Americans to reach the rank of general officer, Becton began his career as a platoon leader in Korea, where he was decorated for valor in combat. He went on to serve in Vietnam, and held a number of commands before retiring in 1983. He has since enjoyed a long career in civil service, and has recently published his autobiography, titled Becton: A Soldier and Public Servant.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Mar 2009

This week, Gene speaks to retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr. One of the first black Americans to reach the rank of general officer, Becton began his career as a platoon leader in Korea, where he was decorated for valor in combat. He went on to serve in Vietnam, and held a number of commands before retiring in 1983. He has since enjoyed a long career in civil service, and has recently published his autobiography, titled Becton: A Soldier and Public Servant.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 03 Mar 2009

This week, Gene talks with retired U.S. Army General Frederick Franks. Gen. Franks is a West Point graduate and served more than 35 years on active duty, including combat in Vietnam where he was seriously wounded and lost his left leg below the knee. Allowed to remain on duty, Gen. Franks later commanded the VII Corps in Operation Desert Storm. He was awarded his fourth star following the first Gulf War and headed the Army's Training and Doctrine Command. Along with Tom Clancy, he co-authored "Into the Storm: A Study in Command.". . .

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This week, Gene talks with retired U.S. Army General Frederick Franks. Gen. Franks is a West Point graduate and served more than 35 years on active duty, including combat in Vietnam where he was seriously wounded and lost his left leg below the knee. Allowed to remain on duty, Gen. Franks later commanded the VII Corps in Operation Desert Storm. He was awarded his fourth star following the first Gulf War and headed the Army's Training and Doctrine Command. Along with Tom Clancy, he co-authored "Into the Storm: A Study in Command.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 19 Feb 2009

In this episode, host Gene Pell speaks to Dr. Lewis Sorley, retired U.S. Army colonel and CIA official. An acclaimed historian, Sorley is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam." Here, Gene and Dr. Sorley discuss the Vietnam War and how a likely victory was later denied.. . .

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In this episode, host Gene Pell speaks to Dr. Lewis Sorley, retired U.S. Army colonel and CIA official. An acclaimed historian, Sorley is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam." Here, Gene and Dr. Sorley discuss the Vietnam War and how a likely victory was later denied.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 22 Jan 2009

In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Gene talks with Matthew Zedwick, a Staff Sergeant in the Oregon Army National Guard. In 2005, Zedwick became the first member of the Oregon Guard since World War II to be awarded a Silver Star Medal for heroism during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Zedwick is also one of the faces in the US Army's "America's Army" video game.. . .

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In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Gene talks with Matthew Zedwick, a Staff Sergeant in the Oregon Army National Guard. In 2005, Zedwick became the first member of the Oregon Guard since World War II to be awarded a Silver Star Medal for heroism during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Zedwick is also one of the faces in the US Army's "America's Army" video game.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 19 Dec 2008

In this edition, Gene talks to Lt. General Harry Kinnard. A graduate of West Point, Kinnard parachuted into Normandy during World War II and was at Bastogne where he suggested to Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe what would become the legendary response to the German demand for surrender: "NUTS!." Kinnard also wrote McAuliffe's famed Christmas address to rally the troops at Bastogne. He would go on to command the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam, and has been called the "father of airmobile warfare.". . .

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In this edition, Gene talks to Lt. General Harry Kinnard. A graduate of West Point, Kinnard parachuted into Normandy during World War II and was at Bastogne where he suggested to Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe what would become the legendary response to the German demand for surrender: "NUTS!." Kinnard also wrote McAuliffe's famed Christmas address to rally the troops at Bastogne. He would go on to command the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam, and has been called the "father of airmobile warfare.". . .

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This week, Gene talks with retired Marine Corps Colonel Wesley Fox. Fox served on active duty for 43 years rising from a private to full colonel while earning the nation's highest honor along the way -- The Medal of Honor. The Southwestern Virginia native is the author of "Marine Rifleman: Forty Three Years in the Corps." My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-a4524769b71d05c26352cc4332c32b13}. . .

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This week, Gene talks with retired Marine Corps Colonel Wesley Fox. Fox served on active duty for 43 years rising from a private to full colonel while earning the nation's highest honor along the way -- The Medal of Honor. The Southwestern Virginia native is the author of "Marine Rifleman: Forty Three Years in the Corps." My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-a4524769b71d05c26352cc4332c32b13}. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 15 May 2008

This week, Gene talks to Jack Agnew, one of the surviving members of the "Filthy Thirteen" - the men who inspired the movie, "The Dirty Dozen." Agnew, a soldier in the 101st Airborne, helped to train another famous unit - E Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry, better known as the "Band of Brothers.". . .

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This week, Gene talks to Jack Agnew, one of the surviving members of the "Filthy Thirteen" - the men who inspired the movie, "The Dirty Dozen." Agnew, a soldier in the 101st Airborne, helped to train another famous unit - E Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry, better known as the "Band of Brothers.". . .

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In this episode, Gene talks to Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Parks (Ret.) and Army Lieutenant Bryan Jackson, two of America's most highly decorated veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

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In this episode, Gene talks to Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Parks (Ret.) and Army Lieutenant Bryan Jackson, two of America's most highly decorated veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 27 Apr 2008

Army Col. Christopher Hughes, who currently serves as the division chief for the Army's House of Representatives Liason Division on Capitol Hill, is a combat veteran of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, where he commanded a battalion of the 101st Airborne Disvision. In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Col. Hughes talks about his book, "War On Two Fronts - An Infantry Commander's War in Iraq and the Pentagon.". . .

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Army Col. Christopher Hughes, who currently serves as the division chief for the Army's House of Representatives Liason Division on Capitol Hill, is a combat veteran of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, where he commanded a battalion of the 101st Airborne Disvision. In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Col. Hughes talks about his book, "War On Two Fronts - An Infantry Commander's War in Iraq and the Pentagon.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 21 Apr 2008

Army Sgt. Bob Bearden was a young paratrooper with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment when he jumped into the skies over Normandy on June 6, 1944 - D-Day. His was a remarkable story of battlefield action, capture by German forces, POW camp survival and a journey home that would take Bearden halfway around the world, by all forms a travel. Bearden is the author of the new book, "To D-Day and Back".. . .

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Army Sgt. Bob Bearden was a young paratrooper with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment when he jumped into the skies over Normandy on June 6, 1944 - D-Day. His was a remarkable story of battlefield action, capture by German forces, POW camp survival and a journey home that would take Bearden halfway around the world, by all forms a travel. Bearden is the author of the new book, "To D-Day and Back".. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 13 Apr 2008

In this edition, we visit Army Lt. Col. Charles Krohn (Ret.), a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. Gene talks about Krohn's book, "The Lost Battalion of Tet: Breakout of the 2/12th Cavalry at Hue." The book has been recently revised to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive.. . .

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In this edition, we visit Army Lt. Col. Charles Krohn (Ret.), a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. Gene talks about Krohn's book, "The Lost Battalion of Tet: Breakout of the 2/12th Cavalry at Hue." The book has been recently revised to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 06 Apr 2008

On April 14, 2004 on a road near Husaybah, Iraq, Cpl. Jason Dunham intentionally used his own helmet body to cover an enemy grenade, saving the lives of at least two of his fellow Marines. Cpl. Dunham, who was mortally wounded, would later become the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in Operation Iraqi Freedom, awarded on November 10, 2006 - the 231st birthday of the Corps, and what would have been his 25th birthday. In this episode, two Marines who served with Dunham on that day - Maj. Trent Gibson and Sgt. Jason Sanders - recall this story of valor and sacrifice.. . .

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On April 14, 2004 on a road near Husaybah, Iraq, Cpl. Jason Dunham intentionally used his own helmet body to cover an enemy grenade, saving the lives of at least two of his fellow Marines. Cpl. Dunham, who was mortally wounded, would later become the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in Operation Iraqi Freedom, awarded on November 10, 2006 - the 231st birthday of the Corps, and what would have been his 25th birthday. In this episode, two Marines who served with Dunham on that day - Maj. Trent Gibson and Sgt. Jason Sanders - recall this story of valor and sacrifice.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 31 Mar 2008

As Deputy Director of the Office of Provisional Outreach for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq, Lt. Col. R. Alan King worked first-hand with the Iraqi people in their attempts to build a better society. His experience, chronicled in his book Twice Armed, demonstrates that the United States' chances for success depend on our ability to understand and appreciate the people and culture of Iraq.. . .

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As Deputy Director of the Office of Provisional Outreach for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq, Lt. Col. R. Alan King worked first-hand with the Iraqi people in their attempts to build a better society. His experience, chronicled in his book Twice Armed, demonstrates that the United States' chances for success depend on our ability to understand and appreciate the people and culture of Iraq.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 27 Mar 2008

In one of the more amazing stories of World War II, John Dolibois, an immigrant at the age of 13 from Luxembourg, found himself back in the country of his birth in 1945. This time, he was an interrogator with the U.S. Army. Following the surrender of Germany, he became one of five men assigned the duty of interrogating some of the greatest criminals in human history - the top Nazi leadership, including Goering, Streicher, and Hess. This incredible American story continued when, years later, President Reagan named Dolibois to be U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg.. . .

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In one of the more amazing stories of World War II, John Dolibois, an immigrant at the age of 13 from Luxembourg, found himself back in the country of his birth in 1945. This time, he was an interrogator with the U.S. Army. Following the surrender of Germany, he became one of five men assigned the duty of interrogating some of the greatest criminals in human history - thetop Nazi leadership, including Goering, Streicher, and Hess. This incredible American story continued when, years later, President Reagan named Dolibois to be U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 16 Mar 2008

Michael Thornton, a veteran of the elite Navy Seals, was a part of a five member team sent overseas to gather intelligence on North Vietnamese troop movements. They were discovered by the enemy and soon engaged in a five and a half hour fire fight against a larger force in which Thornton saved his superior officer, who was seriously wounded. His heroism led to his being awarded the Medal of Honor.. . .

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Michael Thornton, a veteran of the elite Navy Seals, was a part of a five member team sent overseas to gather intelligence on North Vietnamese troop movements. They were discovered by the enemy and soon engaged in a five and a half hour fire fight against a larger force in which Thornton saved his superior officer, who was seriously wounded. His heroism led to his being awarded the Medal of Honor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Mar 2008

In this edition, Gene talks with Medal of Honor recipient George Joe Sakato, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The all-Japanese American 442nd was created a year after more than 100,000 Japanese, many of them American citizens, were sent to internment camps and denied service in the U.S. Armed Forces following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The 442nd would become one of the most highly decorated units in U.S. military history, producing in all 21 Medal of Honor recipients.. . .

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In this edition, Gene talks with Medal of Honor recipient George Joe Sakato, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The all-Japanese American 442nd was created a year after more than 100,000 Japanese, many of them American citizens, were sent to internment camps and denied service in the U.S. Armed Forces following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The 442nd would become one of the most highly decorated units in U.S. military history, producing in all 21 Medal of Honor recipients.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 02 Mar 2008

In this edition, hear the story of Army Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall (ret.) who received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, 42 years after his heroic actions taken during The Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the Vietnam War.. . .

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In this edition, hear the story of Army Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall (ret.) who received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, 42 years after his heroic actions taken during The Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the Vietnam War.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 24 Feb 2008

This week, Gene's four guests are all veterans of World War II, all Marines, all pilots and all members of the original and later legendary Black Sheep Squadron led by ace pilot Greg "Pappy" Boyington.. . .

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This week, Gene's four guests are all veterans of World War II, all Marines, all pilots and all members of the original and later legendary Black Sheep Squadron led by ace pilot Greg "Pappy" Boyington.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 17 Feb 2008

John Del Vecchio is a decorated Vietnam veteran who wrote the highly acclaimed book "The 13th Valley." After serving in Vietnam, he later returned as a war correspondent. In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, he tells Gene of his wartime experiences...and his experiences as part of the media.. . .

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John Del Vecchio is a decorated Vietnam veteran who wrote the highly acclaimed book "The 13th Valley." After serving in Vietnam, he later returned as a war correspondent. In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, he tells Gene of his wartime experiences...and his experiences as part of the media.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 10 Feb 2008

Army Major Jason Amerine is a leader of Army Special Forces who played a pivotal role in ousting the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The West Point graduate led a small U.S. force into the country to aid the guerrillas under Hamid Karzai against the regime which served as the protectors of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.. . .

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Army Major Jason Amerine is a leader of Army Special Forces who played a pivotal role in ousting the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The West Point graduate led a small U.S. force into the country to aid the guerrillas under Hamid Karzai against the regime which served as the protectors of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 10 Feb 2008

Retired Navy Captain Thomas Hudner Jr. recounts his days as a Naval Aviator flying combat missions over Korea. He earned the nation's highest award for military heroism, the Medal of Honor, in his rescue attempt of Jessie Brown, the Navy's first African American aviator.. . .

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Retired Navy Captain Thomas Hudner Jr. recounts his days as a Naval Aviator flying combat missions over Korea. He earned the nation's highest award for military heroism, the Medal of Honor, in his rescue attempt of Jessie Brown, the Navy's first African American aviator.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 10 Feb 2008

William Davis III was thinking about a job interview he was going to have at RCA in Camden, New Jersey on December 5, 1941, two days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Shortly after the day of infamy, Davis joined the Naval Air Corps to go after the Japanese forces responsible for the attack. In this edition, he tells the story of how he would later go on to be credited with helping to sink the last Japanese carrier afloat that participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor.. . .

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William Davis III was thinking about a job interview he was going to have at RCA in Camden, New Jersey on December 5, 1941, two days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Shortly after the day of infamy, Davis joined the Naval Air Corps to go after the Japanese forces responsible for the attack. In this edition, he tells the story of how he would later go on to be credited with helping to sink the last Japanese carrier afloat that participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 10 Feb 2008

SSgt. David Bellavia from Buffalo, New York was a theater major in college with no drama in his life. By joining the Army, Bellavia said he found something that gave him meaning. The former Army Staff Sargent has received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Cross and been recommended for the Medal of Honor for actions taken in a fierce urban firefight during the 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Bellavia, a member of the New York Veteran's Hall of Fame, tells us his story of being in battle as well as his experience going back to Iraq as an embedded journalist.. . .

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SSgt. David Bellavia from Buffalo, New York was a theater major in college with no drama in his life. By joining the Army, Bellavia said he found something that gave him meaning. The former Army Staff Sargent has received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Cross and been recommended for the Medal of Honor for actions taken in a fierce urban firefight during the 2004 Battle of Fallujah. Bellavia, a member of the New York Veteran's Hall of Fame, tells us his story of being in battle as well as his experience going back to Iraq as an embedded journalist.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Feb 2008

Air Force Maj. General Edward Mechnbier (Ret.) was in the thick of battle in Vietnam two years after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He flew over 100 missions before being shot down and captured by the enemy, who imprisoned him in the notorious "Hanoi Hilton.". . .

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Air Force Maj. General Edward Mechnbier (Ret.) was in the thick of battle in Vietnam two years after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He flew over 100 missions before being shot down and captured by the enemy, who imprisoned him in the notorious "Hanoi Hilton.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Feb 2008

Gene talks to Major General David Jones (Ret.), one of the pilots during Jimmy Doolittle's raid, one of the most daring feats in US military history. Also, Greg Corombos spends time with Frank Buckles, the last living American veteran of World War I.. . .

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Gene talks to Major General David Jones (Ret.), one of the pilots during Jimmy Doolittle's raid, one of the most daring feats in US military history. Also, Greg Corombos spends time with Frank Buckles, the last living American veteran of World War I.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Feb 2008

Sgt. Marco Martinez went from being a gang member as a teen to a hero in the United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Martinez tells Gene about his unconventional path to becoming the first Hispanic American during Operation Iraqi Freedom to earn the Navy Cross - second only to the Medal of Honor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Feb 2008

Sgt. Marco Martinez went from being a gang member as a teen to a hero in the United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Martinez tells Gene about his unconventional path to becoming the first Hispanic American during Operation Iraqi Freedom to earn the Navy Cross - second only to the Medal of Honor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Feb 2008

During the darkest days of World War II in April, 1942, then-Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle led a daring raid on the Japanese homeland, providing a tremendous morale boost for the United States military. Retired Col. Carroll Glines was a cadet pilot in training at the time. He is a noted historian who is the official historian of General Doolittle and the Doolittle raid.. . .

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During the darkest days of World War II in April, 1942, then-Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle led a daring raid on the Japanese homeland, providing a tremendous morale boost for the United States military. Retired Col. Carroll Glines was a cadet pilot in training at the time. He is a noted historian who is the official historian of General Doolittle and the Doolittle raid.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 09 Feb 2008

Imagine being a doctor working in in a emergency room with explosions and bombs going off all around you. That's what happened to Navy doctor Commander Richard Jadick whose battalion was called into Fallujah in November 2004 for the toughest battle of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He recalls his story of being "On Call In Hell.". . .

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Imagine being a doctor working in in a emergency room with explosions and bombs going off all around you. That's what happened to Navy doctor Commander Richard Jadick whose battalion was called into Fallujah in November 2004 for the toughest battle of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He recalls his story of being "On Call In Hell.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 31 Jan 2008

Lt. General Richard Natonski is Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Plans, Policies and Operations. In 2004, He commanded the 1st Marine Division through counter insurgency operations, the Second Battle of Fallujah (known as Operation Phantom Fury), and the Iraqi national elections in January 2005.. . .

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Lt. General Richard Natonski is Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Plans, Policies and Operations.In 2004, He commanded the 1st Marine Division through counter insurgency operations, the Second Battle of Fallujah (known as Operation Phantom Fury), and the Iraqi national elections in January 2005.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 28 Dec 2007

It has been 40 years since Israeli Forces attacked the American surveillance ship USS Liberty on June 8, 1967. Since that time, the debate has continued about what happened and why. Officially, U.S. and Israeli policy contends the attack was an accident but former intelligence officials and the late Chief of Naval Operations contend otherwise.Three of the survivors, Joe Lentini, Glenn Oliphant and Dave Lucas, tell their story of what happened on that fateful day.. . .

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It has been 40 years since Israeli Forces attacked the American surveillance ship USS Liberty on June 8, 1967. Since that time, the debate has continued about what happened and why. Officially, U.S. and Israeli policy contends the attack was an accident but former intelligence officials and the late Chief of Naval Operations contend otherwise.Three of the survivors, Joe Lentini, Glenn Oliphant and Dave Lucas, tell their story of what happened on that fateful day.. . .

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