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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A Memorial Day Message from Ken Harbaugh

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For many of us, Memorial Day is more than just a three day weekend. We’d like to take a moment to honor the friends and family of you, our listeners, who have paid the ultimate price for this country. We thank them for their bravery and sacrifice.

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Brig. Gen. Robin Olds: WWII & Vietnam Pilot pt.1

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Olds talks about his experiences in WWII and about managing fear, and describes the craziest coincidence you’ve ever heard of....
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MAJ Richard Neece Ojeda II: A Lifetime of Service

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Over 24 years, MAJ Ojeda deployed to Germany, Korea, Iraq, Haiti, and Afghanistan, and was almost killed five times....
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CPT Jason Kander: PTSD After Afghanistan

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Kander served as an Army Intelligence Officer in Afghanistan where he conducted extremely dangerous meetings with traffickers, informants, and loc...
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Capt. Tom Smith: Combat Pararescue in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Capt. Tom Smith served as a combat rescue officer and pararescueman in the Air Force....
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