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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An Insurgent’s Nightmare: MSG Earl Plumlee

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MSG Earl Plumlee was awarded the Medal of Honor for the role he played in defending his FOB in Afghanistan. Under heavy fire, he neutralized sever...
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Afghanistan, Ukraine, and the Pentagon: Col. Sam Hartwell

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Col. Hartwell talks about serving in Afghanistan with the Army’s Special Ops Command, volunteering in Ukraine, and working at the Pentagon with th...
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The Battle of Ia Drang: SP5 Jon Wallenius

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Specialist 5 Jon Wallenius served in Vietnam with the Army, and fought in the famous Battle of Ia Drang....
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The Man Who Broke the Sound Barrier: Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager

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Brig. Gen. Yeager served in both World War II and Vietnam, and was the first person to break the sound barrier in 1947....
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