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Veterans Chronicles

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Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses to the great, and tragic, moments in military history. From D-Day to Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh to the "Hanoi Hilton", Baghdad to Fallujah, the liberation of Grenada to the liberation of Afghanistan; Veterans Chronicles is history told from the perspective of those who were there.

Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses to the great, and tragic, moments in military history. From D-Day to Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh to the "Hanoi Hilton", Baghdad to Fallujah, the liberation of Grenada to the liberation of Afghanistan; Veterans Chronicles is history told from the perspective of those who were there.
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Elkhart, IN

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Radio America

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Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses to the great, and tragic, moments in military history. From D-Day to Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh to the "Hanoi Hilton", Baghdad to Fallujah, the liberation of Grenada to the liberation of Afghanistan; Veterans Chronicles is history told from the perspective of those who were there.

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English

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American Veterans Center 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22201 703-302-1012


Episodes

Dave Yoho

8/3/2018
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Dave Yoho served in the U.S. Maritime served during World War II when he was just 15 years old. Too young to serve, he lied about his age, eager to join the fight. He would serve on a T2 Tanker ship in the South Pacific, profoundly impacted by his experience.

Duration:00:38:15

Garreth "Cy" Tanner

7/5/2018
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Garreth Hugh "Cy" Tanner was as stationed in Bassingbourne, England from July 1944 to January 1945. He turned 19 just days after arriving in England. Tanner flew 35 bombing missions on B-17s, primarily over Germany. He kept a small diary with a flight log of each mission. In this episode, Tanner reflects on how his service impacted his life, and how the Second World War transformed his generation and the world.

Duration:00:37:23

Colonel Frank Cohn

6/22/2018
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Colonel Frank Cohn was born in Breslau, Germany in 1925. Cohn's father owned a store which was boycotted by the Nazis since the family was Jewish. He and his family managed to escape to the United States on October 30, 1938 -- just over one week before Kristallnacht. In 1943, Cohn was drafted into the US Army, where he served in an Intelligence unit.

Duration:00:37:10

Tom Satterly

4/6/2018
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A 25-year highly decorated U.S. Army veteran, Tom Satterly was portrayed in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down along with his teammates. He served in the elite Delta Force, witnessing intense combat at the Battle of Mogadishu and later in the Iraq war. After coping with PTS and other personal struggles following his time in combat, Tom and his wife Jen have started the All Secure Foundation, which provides resources for treatment to retired Special Operation veterans and their families.

Duration:00:43:49

Captain Jerry Yellin

1/30/2018
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Captain Jerry Yellin has the unique distinction of flying the first and last combat missions over Japan during the Second World War. He spent the majority of the war with the 78th Fighter Squadron, flying the P-40, P-47, and P-51. Captain Yellin passed away on December 21, 2017. This video is in memoriam to help ensure his legacy lives on.

Duration:00:36:48

Rufus Phillips - Part 2

4/13/2010
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In this episode, American Veterans Center president Jim Roberts conducts a follow up interview with Rufus Phillips, author of the recently published "Why Vietnam Matters," and one of the earliest American advisers to serve in Vietnam. In this episode, Phillips discusses the Buddhist Revolution, the assasination of President Diem, and his personal experiences in Vietnam.

Duration:00:42:47

Profiles in Valor - Army Special Forces "Major Matthew"

3/18/2010
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Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center at Radio America, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, guest host Dan Brosnan interviews "Major Matthew", an Army Special Forces officer and recipient of the Bronze Star for his actions in Afghanistan.

Duration:00:07:41

Profiles in Valor - MGySgt Peter Proietto

2/1/2010
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Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Proietto, recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Duration:00:07:29

B.G. Burkett

1/28/2010
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B.G. Burkett served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969, earning the Bronze Star Medal. For the past decade, the now military researcher has investigated hundreds of cases where people have falsely claimed to have been awarded various military honors, including the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor. B.G. talks to Gene about his landmark book, "Stolen Valor."

Duration:00:36:41

America Strikes Back: The Doolittle Raid - Part 2

12/18/2009
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Part 2 of a special documentary program telling the story of Jimmy Doolittle's legendary raid on Japan in April, 1942. Featuring Doolittle and his raiders telling their stories, in their own words.

Duration:00:38:52

America Strikes Back: The Doolittle Raid - Part 1

12/18/2009
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In the four months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military suffered setback after setback. In an effort to strike at the heart of the Japanese Empire, American military leaders devised a top-secret plan in which aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle would lead a raid of 16 bombers to attack targets on the Japanese home islands. The legendary assault would go down in history as one of the early turning points in World War II. This special documentary...

Duration:00:39:39

Bob Caron

12/18/2009
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This week, guest host Dr. Lewis Sorley speaks with Robert Caron, the pilot of the last helicopter to evacuate Saigon prior to its fall on April 30, 1975. The evacuation was captured in a famous photograph by Herbert van Es of UPI, and came to symbolize the tragic end of the Vietnam War.

Duration:00:35:22

Michael Durant & The Story of SFC Jared Monti

12/18/2009
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This week's episode features two of the most acclaimed stories of modern war. The first guest, Michael Durant, was the American pilot who was taken prisoner when his helicopter was shot down during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. His story was portrayed in the book and film, "Black Hawk Down," and he is the author of the recently published "The Night Stalkers." The second guest, Paul Monti, joins the program to share the story of his son, Army SFC Jared Monti, who became the second...

Duration:00:42:29

John Robert Slaughter

12/10/2009
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In this edition, hear the chronicle of Bob Slaughter, who wrote the memoir "Omaha Beach and Beyond..." which recounts the day when his company landed in Normandy on D-Day, and their later travels through Europe.

Duration:00:36:34

Go For Broke: The Story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team

12/8/2009
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This special edition documentary features the story of the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Told by the men whose motto was "Go For Broke," this program follows them as they faced discrimination - and in some cases internment - to the battlefields of Europe, where they would become the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States military.

Duration:00:48:47

Profiles in Valor - Staff Sergeant Patrick Jordan

12/4/2009
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Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Staff Sergeant Patrick Jordan, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Duration:00:05:50

Rufus Phillips - Part 1

12/4/2009
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In this episode, host Lewis Sorley speaks to Rufus Phillips, author of the recently published "Why Vietnam Matters." Phillips was among the earliest American advisers in Vietnam, becoming a member of the Saigon Military Mission in 1954. At the request of President Kennedy, in 1962 he organized and led a special counterinsurgency effort in the U.S. Agency for International Development??s Saigon Mission, called Rural Affairs. Phillips was involved with all echelons of the Vietnamese...

Duration:00:36:42

SSgt. Jeremiah Workman

11/24/2009
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Marine Corps Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is a recipient of the Navy Cross for his valorous actions during the second battle of Fallujah in November of 2004. In this edition, Sgt. Workman recalls this epic battle, and pays tribute to the Marines he served with during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Duration:00:36:39

Band of Brothers - Bill Guarnere & Babe Heffron

11/19/2009
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In this edition, Gene has a conversation with William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron, two of the famed "Band of Brothers." The two, with journalist Robyn Post, wrote the book "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends..." Believe it or not, even though they lived blocks apart in their native South Philadelphia, the two didn't meet until years later in Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in Europe.

Duration:00:36:40

Profiles in Valor - Major James Mulvehill

11/6/2009
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Profiles in Valor, the newest radio program from the American Veterans Center, features a short interview with a decorated service member of today's generation. In this episode, host Tim Holbert interviews Major James Mulvehill, recipient of the Bronze Star for his outstanding service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Duration:00:06:58