February 2016

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The following shows aired in February 2016. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
2/7/16 Dr. Rebecca Grant. This week Veterans Radio welcomes frequent guest Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, Independent Research commenting on Syria, Russia, China, N. Korea, ISIS, SR-71 and the long awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker. Be in the know listen to WAAM Talk Radio 1600 and Veterans Radio.
2/14/16 Great Military Leaders. Join our panel of military Journalists/Authors/Historians:  long time Veterans radio contributor Kevin Hymel, former Historian for the U.S. Army’s Combat Studies Institute currently writing with the Air Force as  Journalist/Writer, John C. McManus, Professor of Military History at Missouri University of Science and Technology and, Lt. Col. William C. Latham, ret. U.S. Army Chinook Pilot, Vietnam, Director, OCS Course, U.S. Army Logistics University  as we let them use their research and writings to tell us about great military leaders and rate them accordingly. No roses here.
2/21/16 Black Cat 2-1. Get ready to “pull pitch” this week on Veterans Radio as host Dale Throneberry welcomes fellow Vietnam Huey pilot Bob Ford.

From July 1967 to July 1968, Bob Ford flew over one thousand missions in Vietnam. After the first six weeks, he became an aircraft commander and took over the command of a helicopter detachment at Hue, forty miles from the DMZ—the farthest northern helicopter unit in Vietnam. His tour included the beginning of the siege of Khe Sahn and the Tet Offensive in February 1968 when he and his men manned the perimeter for a three-day and three-night ground attack.

You have to see this. UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter in Vietnam on YouTube.

2/28/16 We Gotta Get Out of This Place—Part II. This week we will be looking at and listening to the music written and performed by veterans.

In We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. We will be exploring how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They also demonstrate that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans―black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and “grunts”―whose personal reflections drive the book’s narrative. Many of the voices are those of ordinary soldiers, airmen, seamen, and marines.