July 2011

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The following shows aired in July 2011. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
7/2/2011 Anui Korean War Part III. On May 28 and June 11 our guest was Paul Petredis; a soldier who had more lives than an alley full of cats.

As an 18-year old Paul found himself in the town of Anui, Korea, shortly after the invasion by North Korea. History has recorded how American, South Korean and allied troops were nearly driven into the sea; finally holding firm at the “Pusan Perimeter.” With no more room to withdraw they staved off attack after attack by swarms of well-equipped, experienced, disciplined, murderous and sadistic North Koreans; killing them by the tens of thousands.

Despite its pleas, America had not armed South Korea. Moreover, we not only stripped our own military of war materials, but provided virtually no training to our own troops. As a result, our young soldiers paid a terrible price; enduring slaughter after slaughter by a cruel enemy. It is a shameful chapter in the history of America – one those responsible preferred that it be left out of the books. That is why Korea is called “The Forgotten War.”

Tune in to Veterans Radio this Saturday for the remainder of Paul Petredis’ story. Consider adding Paul’s book – Escape from North Korea to your library. Or read it and donate it to your community library. It is a remarkable account, written in an attempt to purge the terror, violent deaths, and extreme hardships from his mind and soul. Americans must learn the price that is paid to preserve their freedom.

7/9/11 Just A Regular Guy Part I. Just A Regular Guy is the story of Charlie Morris, growing up in Northern Ohio with the simple ambition to join the Navy, learn a trade, and raise a family in typical Midwest middle class fashion. His life took an abrupt turn when, in 1971 while serving in Vietnam, he was hit by enemy sniper fire while on a helicopter mission in the Mekong Delta. The result of his injuries was right side paralysis with the prognosis to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

This week on Veterans Radio we will talk with Charlie about how through hard work and determination he was able to overcome his physical disability and eventually earn his college degree and begin a high school teaching career. Despite his physical limitations, his desire was just to fit into normal society without standing out from the crowd. His belief that life’s hardest battles were behind him was shattered when the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder invaded his life. His book tells the story of a man fighting numerous and diverse battles just trying to be a regular guy.

Join host Dale Throneberry and his guest, Navy veteran and author Charlie Morris, this Saturday on Veterans Radio. Don’t miss this incredible story about an amazing man.

7/16/11 Marv Rivers. Gary Lillie talks with Marv Rivers, a marine who served in I-Corps between 1968 and 1969 in Vietnam. Marv served with the 26th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine division. While in Vietnam, he stepped on a land mine. Marv will tell us about the people he served with and the impressions he had about what was going on over there.
7/23/11 Just A Regular Guy Part II. Just A Regular Guy is the story of Charlie Morris, growing up in Northern Ohio with the simple ambition to join the Navy, learn a trade, and raise a family in typical Midwest middle class fashion. His life took an abrupt turn when, in 1971 while serving in Vietnam, he was hit by enemy sniper fire while on a helicopter mission in the Mekong Delta. The result of his injuries was right side paralysis with the prognosis to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

This week on Veterans Radio we will talk with Charlie about how through hard work and determination he was able to overcome his physical disability and eventually earn his college degree and begin a high school teaching career. Despite his physical limitations, his desire was just to fit into normal society without standing out from the crowd. His belief that life’s hardest battles were behind him was shattered when the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder invaded his life. His book tells the story of a man fighting numerous and diverse battles just trying to be a regular guy.

Join host Dale Throneberry and his guest, Navy veteran and author Charlie Morris, this Saturday on Veterans Radio. Don’t miss this incredible story about an amazing man.

7/30/11 PTSD. Gary Lillie will talk with Dr. Erik Amberg, a neuropsychologist at the VA hospital in Ann Arbor about PTSD.