September 2014

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The following shows aired in September 2014. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
9/7/14 National POW-MIA Week (September 14-20) provides a unique opportunity to remind America about the service of our veteran wives and warriors and reveal the story behind this ubiquitous flag. Today, the POW-MIA flag flies over state capitols and federal buildings, and it can be found on military bases and war memorials across the county. Almost everyone recognizes it, yet most people have no idea the flag represents one of the most important women’s movements in American history. Further, hardly anyone realizes that the extraordinary women who founded this movement in 1968 were married to three of America’s greatest POW leaders: Medal of Honor recipient Admiral Jim Stockdale, U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton (R-AL), and Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) – all were part of the most elite group of POWs in U.S. history, a group “kicked out” of the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” POW camp for their subversive leadership.
Our guest is former POW, Rear Admiral Robert H. Schumaker. He was the second POW shot down over North Vietnam and one of the originators of the famous “tap code”. He was a POW from 11 February 1965-12 February 1973. AND…

The mission for The Vietnam Veterans for Factual History is to provide facts from professional historians, eyewitnesses, and participants in the Vietnam War to correct the historical record of the War wherever that correction is warranted. As veterans, many of whom who served in the conflict and have remained very conscious of its history, they have become concerned that the 1978 prediction of  author Guenter Lewy has proven to be all too accurate. 35 years ago he wrote “Mythology, half-truth and falsehood concerning events in Vietnam abound and, unless corrected, will enter the textbooks for the mis-education of our children.”His prediction has proven to be all too accurate, and far too much of the literature about the war has been filled with exaggerations, inaccuracies, opinions presented as facts, and sometimes simple falsehoods.

9/14/14/a> September Hope—The American side of A Bridge Too Far. “September Hope” is a blend of operational analysis and personal stories of Operation Market Garden and you’ll be there with guests Author/Military Historians, John C. Mc Manus and Kevin Hymel. Eisenhower, Patton, Montgomery. Meet them all this Sunday on Veterans Radio.
9/21/14 Guantanamo Bay Naval Base—From Those Who Served. Listen in this Sunday to hear retired Marines Russell Shinn of Colorado and Jeff Schwager of South Carolina discuss their military careers with a focus on their tours at GITMO. This naval base on the southeast end of Cuba has been important to U.S. military operations since 1903. Join our discussion on what it was like being stationed there, its history and its future value to the U.S. military.
9/28/14 Murphy O’Shea, an Iraq Veteran, has a hard time re-adjusting to society upon his return from a long tour. His world crumbles when he discovers his father, Bill, a Vietnam Veteran, is dying. Trooper is a story of a father and son, two veterans from two very different Wars, helping each other to get through each day, and heal the wounds of War.

Trooper is a new kind of film-it doesn’t glorify war, nor does it send any antiwar message. It is instead, about young warriors who are still fighting their own inner battles, when the gunfire is silent and the battlefields are thousands of miles away.” Rev. Bill McDonald, founder of the Military Writer’s Society of America, Vietnam Veteran and author of A Spiritual Warrior’s Journey.

Join host Dale Throneberry and his guest filmmaker Christopher Martini this Sunday on Veterans Radio.

And Dwight Jon Zimmerman, President of the Military Writer’s Society of America will be calling in from their annual conference in Phoenix to announce this year’s award winners.