This episode features and interview with “Bulldog” Bill Feingold and his trusty side kick, Kevin Holmes on KNews FM radio in Palm Springs, California. It interested me their studios are located on Gene Autry Boulevard since I was a big Gene Autry fan. I find it very interesting to discuss the Vietnam War with radio hosts and get their different takes on the event. Bill and Kevin were very understanding of the complexity of those times and did a good job with the interview. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Not long ago I was interviewed by Len Erickson on his show – Mayhem in the Am – on WLKF in Lakeland, Florida. That interview in its entirety will be presented in this episode and I hope you enjoy my conversation with a super radio host, Len Erickson.
In this episode we will be looking so very nice things the American Quilting Society is doing for Vietnam Veterans. Vietnam Veteran Robert Crim decided to stop by a quilt show in Murray, Kentucky and received a special surprise. I guarantee it will warm your heart.
Richard Roger was a doctor who served in Vietnam During the Tet Offensive of 1968. He was awarded the Silver Star for bravery. This is significant because very few doctors ever get the opportunity to serve in such intense combat operations. Hope you enjoy his story.
Mike Wright shares an interesting story of how he had an effect on the Vietnam War without ever going to the country. Mike is a retired auditor with the State of Indiana and he is going to tell how he was drafted and spent his two year hitch in the US Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He will share his personal perspective of his duties in the Army and his viewpoint of the war in general.
Wilbur Little is a Marine Vietnam Vet who was an infantryman in the early days of the Vietnam Conflict. He operated in the northernmost parts of South Vietnam and saw plenty of first hand action with the opposing forces. His tour in Vietnam ended after ten months when he was seriously wounded and evacuated to Guam for medical treatment.
After his hospitalization he remained in Guam for the remaining nine months of his time with the Marines. He ran the Navy-Marine Liaison Office where among other things he had the opportunity to meet then President Lyndon B. Johnson.
You are going to enjoy this very interesting and exciting interview with a Marine who tells how it really was in the Northern I Corps during the Vietnam War.
The Traveling Replica Of The Black Granite Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall in Washington will make a return appearance at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The display will bea part of the Memorial Day weekend events beginning on May 24.
Bob Hawkins a retired Army veteran from Pawleys Island is helping coordinate the event. Call Bob at 843-235-3972 for more information.
Kevin J. ClarkHallowell has written a letter in the Kennebec Journal outlining why it is past time to welcome home the Vietnam Veterans. He presents a brief but concise background of the war and how it has affected our country and many of its citizens.
At the end of his letter he provides a vehicle to finally welcome home the highly deserving Vietnam Veterans. It is in the form of an online petition anyone can add their name to in an effort to convey a belated welcome to all Vietnam Vets. It can be found at kjonline.com
Gary Sinise the actor who played Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the Oscar winning 1994 movie Forrest Gump is playing a large role in helping disabled veterans get back into normal lives.
His latest project described in this episode is the setting up of a tour of Hollywood for 50 disabled veterans. He has enlisted the aid of American Airlines, Disney and the Paramount Pictures studio in California.
The veterans got to meet such movie stars as Tim Allen and Tom Hanks who played Forrest Gump in the movie. Needless to say this is one group of 50 happy veterans.
In this episode I take a look at an article In the Providence Journal by Col. Theodore L. Gatchel (USMC, ret.), a monthly contributor, is a military historian and a professor emeritus of joint military operations. Gatchel tells how Al-Qaida has taken a page out of the North Vietnamese Playbook on how to fight an enemy with a superior military capability. He also points out how President Obama seems to be missing this important lesson and how it can spell problems for this country in the future.