Warriors In Their Own Words

First Person War Stories

Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Sir Ludovic Kennedy: Chasing the Bismarck

Sir Ludovic Kennedy served as an officer on the HMS Tartar, a battleship in the Royal Navy. The Tartar was one of the ships that chased and sank the Bismarck, the most powerful German battleship in WWII. Kennedy later wrote a book about this experience, titled The Chase and Sinking of the “Bismarck”.

After his service, Kennedy had a successful career in journalism and broadcasting, which earned him his knighthood.

Learn more about Kennedy and his life after the war here.

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Capt. Joseph K. Taussig Jr: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Capt. Taussig lost his leg defending the USS Nevada during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Joseph Lockard: The Hours Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Joseph Lockard was a radar operator who saw the incoming Japanese forces an hour before their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Lt. Col. Thomas D. Ferran III: Sniping in Vietnam, Part II

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Ferran details the psychological impact of sniping, and now he considers it both an art, and a hunt.
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Lt. Col. Thomas D. Ferran III: Sniping in Vietnam Part I

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Ferran describes the ‘art’ of Sniping, and how it is a very tough and personal business
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More About Warriors In Their Own Words and The HONOR Project

Warriors: In Their Own Words tells remarkable stories of war told by the veterans who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts. These podcasts are a production of The HONOR Project: Heroes of Our Nation On Record.

Since 1991, award-winning documentarians Rob Kirk, Rob Lihani and Donna Lusitana have been recording and archiving the remarkable and very personal stories of living U.S. wartime veterans from World War I through modern conflicts. To provide an ongoing structure for the preservation of these stories, recounted by those who lived them, Kirk, Lihani and Lusitana joined with digital media pioneer, Marc Honorof, to create The HONOR Project.

“We are in the business of reporting history,” said Kirk, “Right now, these incredibly candid stories from a passing generation are what America wants to hear. We didn’t just sit these men down with a list of questions and ask them to reel off facts. We let them speak from the heart and captured all the emotion of their experiences.”

"By wrapping contextual narration around these astonishing stories and adding high quality production values,” said Lihani, “we have produced podcasts which are not only educational, but fascinating as well, along the lines of Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation, or HBO’s Band of Brothers. Many of these veterans are no longer with us, so their accounts need to be remembered and archived. There simply is no substitute for listening to these men tell us their own experiences, in their own words and voices."

If you enjoy hearing these dramatic stories directly from our Nation's heroes and want to support us, please give us a 5-star review on iTunes and any other platform you have found us on. Also please share the link with your friends who you think would appreciate these compelling chapters of our history.

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The Team

Ken Harbaugh

The Host
A former US Navy Pilot & past president of Team Rubicon Global; served as a commentator for NPR; a host on Crooked Media; & a contributor to The NY Times & The Atlantic.

Declan Rohrs

Producer
Declan (He/Him) was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. At Evergreen, he has assumed various roles, including Producer, Editor, and Email-Signature Guru.

Sean Rule Hoffman

Audio Engineer
Sean Rule Hoffman (mix engineer), hailing from Orange, Ohio, earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.