FROM THE VAULT: Matt Morgan answers questions after we watched “The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima”

PFC Harold Schultz, USMC
The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

2nd Flag Raising

July 5, 2016

LtCol Matt Morgan, USMC (ret) answers our questions after we watched his documentary “The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima” that was shown on The Smithsonian Channel on July 3, 2016.

CROSSROADS: Todd Sanders & Walt Heller — two combat vets, a microphone and a war story

“Inspired by Sebastian Junger’s  call for combat veterans to share their experiences with all Americans, Matt Morgan set out to create an environment where vets would feel comfortable doing just that. He knew that the combat experience wasn’t the kind of thing you presented in a TED Talk, and while books like Redeployed or A Rumor of War have become classics, very few vets truly ever feel their time in uniform was so unique that they should write a memoir.  Yet, every combat vet has a story, and in most cases, if asked, they’d share it with a fellow vet. That’s how Crossroads was born. It’s two vets talking war stories. There just happens to be a mic there. So you can listen in.”

Todd Sanders  {Major USMC (ret)} sits down with Walt Heller, a World War II Marine, who served with the historic Marine Raiders in the Pacific.  Walt fought on Guadalcanal, Guam and Okinawa.   GREAT STUFF!!!!!!CROSSROADS WITH Todd Sanders & Walt Heller — two combat vets, a microphone and some war stories.