This week we discuss the March 4th event Veterans Day on the Hill, we also discuss changes to military education benefits, get our weekly message from the Adjutant General and much more. Guests include:
This week we talk with Lt. Col Barry Bridger, a Vietnam POW who spent 6 years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Capt Bridger began flying combat missions during his first regular tour of duty in Southeast Asia with the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, in late 1966. He was forced to eject over North Vietnam on January 23, 1967, and was taken as a Prisoner of War. After spending 2,232 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on March 4, 1973, and was hospitalized for his injuries at Andrews AFB, Maryland.
This week we discuss the busy schedule at Camp Ripley and hear about proposed legislation that could affect military retirement pay here in Minnesota, we also get and update from our senior enlisted advisor. Guests include:
The week we learn about the General Mills Patriot Project, hear the story of the Immortal Chaplains in WWII, get an update from a county veterans service officer and our weekly message from the Adjutant General. Guests Include:
- Tom Hamman and Mark Martin of General Mills Patriot Project
- Chaplain Maj. Buddy Winn of the Minnesota National Guard
- County Veterans Service Officer David Anderson