January 2015

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The following shows aired in January 2015. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.

 

1/4/15 Dr. Rebecca Grant. For the third year in a row, we begin our Veterans Radio broadcast with a very popular guest, Dr. Rebecca Grant, President of IRIS Independent Research. Put your politics aside as Dr. Grant outlines, in Asia/Pacific, our military options. The raw facts just like we want them. No politics, no nonsense. China, Pakistan, North Korea, ISIS and Japan are all on the table. Join host Bob Gould for this stimulating discussion.
1/11/15 Vietnam and Beyond. Vietnam and Beyond is a collection of wartime letters written home by Jim Markson from March 1967 to March 1968. Jim carried sadness and boxed-up memories from Vietnam. Perhaps, if it were not for the general divided and oppositional public opinion of the Vietnam War at that time, the soldiers returning home might have been able to open up and begin the healing process. Instead, those soldiers returning from Vietnam were afraid to tell their story. These fears bound each soldier to the other. We are very proud to embrace all veterans and include stories of veterans of all wars, including WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to show the similarities of war and the soldier from one generation to another.Vietnam and Beyond is Jenny La Sala’s third publication with My Family Compass written under her pen name of Ann Stone in 2012 and Comes A Soldier’s Whisper in 2013. Jim Markson and Jenny La Sala who were married for 14 years and divorced in 1987 have now collaborated to produce a powerful book in Vietnam and Beyond that combines Jim’s letters home from Vietnam with his later recollections. It was after Jim read his father-in-law’s letters written as a 101st Airborne paratrooper in WWII that he realized he shared many of the same sentiments. Jenny was not aware that Jim’s mother had saved every one of his letters written while he was deployed in Vietnam. Together, they have a story to tell, one that will resonate with many other veterans of war, past, present and future.“One of the most insightful books written about Vietnam so far. The author brings you into the day to day life of his 366 days in Vietnam through both his personal letters and brief narrations. Jim unselfishly shares almost half the book with his fellow veterans who freely tell their stories of Vietnam and the shameful mistreatment they experienced when they rotated back to civilian life. Due to both PTSD and being publicly ostracized, many of these men began their hardest fights after the war. He takes you on a detailed journey that begins with him being a naive teenager joining the Air Force to being assigned in Saigon during the height of the Tet Offensive. This book serves as a real tribute not to war or the military but instead to the individual. It is a must read.” Review from Amazon.com.Join host Dale Throneberry and his guests Jim Markson and Jenny La Sala.
1/18/15  Bing West has been a frequent guest on Veterans Radio. He has written ten books about war and close-in battle. A graduate of Georgetown and Princeton Universities, in Vietnam he was a member of the Marine Force Reconnaissance team that initiated Operation Stingray –attacks behind enemy lines deep in the jungles. He also understands high-level strategy. While serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan, he chaired the United States Security Commissions with El Salvador, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, South Korea and Japan.Bing West’s amazing insight into what has been going on in the Middle East and the various terrorist organizations from that part of the world have always been “dead on”.This week on Veterans Radio we will be talking with Bing West and others about the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium, the U.S. withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan and what he thinks we did to fight terrorism last year and we have to do in the
1/25/15 The Battle for Fallujah. The battle for Fallujah (April 2004-December 2004) proved to be the bloodiest of the war in Iraq and the bloodiest battle involving American troops since the Vietnam War. Comparisons with the Battle of Hue City and the Pacific campaign of World War II are made. Join Author/Guest Vincent L. Foulk and Host Bob Gould for details of this riveting event.