THOUGHTS ON MY LAI: Tom Draude

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joins us to discuss “Leading in Vietnam” where he served three tours of duty.

The Vietnam veteran has been stained in history by the characterization of drugs, racism, rape and the killing of civilians.  What is the truth?  We’ll find out what it was it was like to lead in Vietnam by an officer with three combat tours there.

THOUGHTS ON MY LAI: Bob Nilsson

Bob Nilsson
Capt USMC
Founder, 100 Entrepreneurs Project

Bob Nilsson is a Vietnam era veteran of the Marine Corps and he joined us to discuss how My Lai impacted the Nation and those who were in uniform when it happened.

We also talk the culture that surrounded of the US military in Vietnam, were drugs and rape routine parts of that culture?

Bob was fired up for this conversation.  Don’t miss it.

KEEP YOUR HONOR CLEAN: My Lai (Part 4)

CPT Ernerst Medina
U.S. Army

Post-Combat related mental health… we talk about it… now you’ll get to hear what that burden sounds like from a man who is now 40 but cannot recover from the events that took place in March of 1968 that changed his live forever and resulted in three suicide attempts.  

Listening to this will leave your jaw on the floor and your brain wondering why as a leader I was never taken through the details of these events.

All the reasons you need to “Keep Your Honor Clean” are embedded in these segments… as well as the reality of “what we do in life, echos in eternity” — Darius Maximux (from the movie “Gladiator) — which is a catchy phrase that teases the reality of post-combat related mental health… you’re NOT getting over it… you’ll live with it… both the good and the bad.

KEEP YOUR HONOR CLEAN: My Lai (Part 3)

1LT William Calley
U.S. Army

This hour you’ll hear many of the same voices you’ve heard in parts 1 and 2… but 20 years later.  You’ll hear the anguish of living with the action they took and did not take that day.  The audio is absolutely gut wrenching.

Listening to this will leave your jaw on the floor and your brain wondering why as a leader I was never taken through the details of these events.

All the reasons you need to “Keep Your Honor Clean” are embedded in these segments… as well as the reality of “what we do in life, echos in eternity” — Darius Maximux (from the movie “Gladiator) — which is a catchy phrase that teases the reality of post-combat related mental health… you’re NOT getting over it… you’ll live with it… both the good and the bad.

KEEP YOUR HONOR CLEAN: My Lai (Part 2)

How could an American rifle company kill over 500 civilians — elderly, women, children and babies?  How did American soldiers rape women with other watching? How could the US Army Division, who owned that company, cover it up?  How could only one person be convicted in the case?

How do they live with it?

What made one helicopter land and intervene in the massacre?

One of the most incredibly horrific events in US Military history and another example of “leadership at the point of confrontation” — you’ll hear their voices.

In this hour, you’ll hear the voices of the Soldiers who participated in the massacre, the voice of Hugh Thompson who landed his helicopter to save Vietnamese civilians and the voices of Vietnamese survivors.

Listening to this will leave your jaw on the floor and your brain wondering why as a leader I was never taken through the details of these events.

KEEP YOUR HONOR CLEAN: My Lai (Part 1)

How could an American rifle company kill over 500 civilians — elderly, women, children and babies?  How did American soldiers rape women with other watching? How could the US Army Division, who owned that company, cover it up?  How could only one person be convicted in the case?

How do they live with it?

What made one helicopter land and intervene in the massacre?

One of the most incredibly horrific events in US Military history and another example of “leadership at the point of confrontation” — you’ll hear their voices.

In this hour, you’ll hear Col David Hackworth, USA (ret), the most decorated Soldier of the Korea/Vietnam era and the author of About Face and Randy Roberts discuss the overall incident.

Listening to this will leave your jaw on the floor and your brain wondering why as a leader I was never taken through the details of these events.

 

THOUGHTS ON GEORGE MARSHALL & GETTYSBURG DAY 3: Phil Smith

George C. Marshall
General, U.S. Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3 AT GETTYSBURG, Phil Smith, Col USMC (ret), joins us to talk about the deliberate attack made by the Army of Northern Virginia on the Army of the Potomac that occurred on July 3, 1863 on the ridges south of Gettysburg.

Phil and I look at the Lee’s concept for the attack on Day 3.  What was he attempting to do when he ordered “Pickett’s Charge”?

Gettysburg is epic battle in American history with incredible decisions to study for fans of military history and decision making.

GEORGE C. MARSHALL — WINNING THE PEACE: Dr. Rob Havers

George C. Marshall
General, U.S. Army

General George C. Marshall, US Army was one of the greatest world leaders of the 20th Century.  His creation and expansion of the modern US military is extraordinary.  His expansion of the US industrial base that supported the military expansion was extraordinary.  His conception of how post-World War II  Europe would be restored and the role The Marshall Plan would play in transitioning the American wartime industry to peacetime functioning without losing capacity or throwing mass  numbers of people out of work.

Dr. Rob Havers is the President of the George C. Marshall Foundation and paints a vivid picture of how Marshall, who wrote no memoirs, achieved the great things he achieved in his life on the GRAND SCALE he achieved them on.

FASCINATING.