Eric Hammel joined ALL MARINE RADIO to discuss his epic work on Khe Sanh that was published in 1989.
At 0900 Pacific Standard Time on Friday the 2nd of February 2018 at Camp Pendleton the storied 1st Marine Division will commemorate 77 years of service the the Nation and Corps as the Battle Colors of the Division are rededicated. The 1st Marine Division Association will be center stage during a week of events that culminate in the rededication and a banquet on Friday.
The President of the 1st Marine Division Association, Cpl Jerry Johs, USMC (ret) joined us to discuss his career in the Marine Corps, his time in Vietnam, the Association and the events of this week.
I’ve become a fan of the candor of Rep Trey Gowdy, R-SC as the House Intelligence Committee, so the release of a “Memo” which outlines DOJ & FBI abuses of surveillance powers is a BIG deal to me. Will this be just another bit of partisan nonsense and further erode my confidence in our government, or will it truly be a step towards the truth. I’m anxious to know.
We’ll also look at news from around the DOD.
Gunner gives us the basics on flame-weapons and we discuss he favorite war movies and why… and the “why” is a big deal.
It’s been fifty years since Ken Rodgers fought as part of Bravo Company 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division at Khe Sanh; we’ll get his reflections on those fifty years. We’ll also talk “war movies” with the LCpl turned documentary filmmaker — what he likes and doesn’t like. Finally, we’ll discuss the lack of mental health awareness during Vietnam and get Ken’s thoughts on the use of “Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor” as a tool to promote mental health awareness for Marines.