||What It Is Like To Go To War. In 1968, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes was a bright young man who was well trained for the task at hand but, as he was to discover, far from mentally prepared for what he was about to experience. In What It Is Like to Go to War, Karl Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at the experience and ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our young soldiers for war. Marlantes discusses the daily contradictions that warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life, and where they enter a state he likens to the fervor of religious ecstasy. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors—mainly men but increasingly women—are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey.
||Music, Music, Music. Over the last 9 years we have received some amazing original music from many of our listeners. Join us this week on Veterans Radio as we play dj for many of these great songs. If you have a song you want us to play send it to me firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and get it on the air this Saturday morning. Music must be received by 1700hrs eastern Friday. This is your chance to get your songs heard around the world.
||Happy 65th Birthday to the United States Air Force.
||The United States Air Force 65th Birthday . This week on Veterans Radio we are celebrating the 65th birthday or the United States Air Force. Guests will include Air Force historians and Air Force veterans.
||Live from Dayton, Ohio it’s AT EASE on Veterans Radio. Veterans Radio is in Dayton, Ohio this week and will e broadcasting live form the Annual Military Writers Confrence at the Holiday In Dayton/Fairborn I-675. Join host Dale Throneberry and Dwight Zimmerman and their guests, some of the finest military writers in America. Many of these authors have apperared on Veterans Radio and AT EASE in the past and many more will be on the programs in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear your favorite award winning authors. See you there!