70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

WWII TreatyThis week we talk with three WWII Veterans about the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Guests include:

Return of Vietnam POW’s 42 Years Later

Lt. Col. Barry B BridgerThis 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.

 

34th Red Bull Infantry Division Association & Honor Flights

This week we find out about the 34th RedBull Infantry Division Association and get an update on upcoming Honor Flights. We also find out about the Minnesota National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor’s priorities. Guests include:

Veteran Wildlife Management Area & WWII in the Pacific

USSLittleDD803This week we hear a World War II veteran’s incredible story of service in the Pacific and we discover new grounds for our veteran hunters. Guests include:

More on the Minnesota Veterans Wildlife Management Area:Minnesota Veterans Wildlife Management Area Map

Legislative Session & Headstone Project

This week, we’ll find out what’s going on in the legislative session, we’ll hear from Civil War re-enactors about the Civil War Headstone Project and we will learn about Hero2Hired a Yellow Ribbon program. Guests include:

  • Mike McElhiney, Legislative Director, MDVA
  • Dr. Kurt Klotzbuecher DDS & Stephen Osman, 1st Minnesota Volunteers
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Cindy Kallberg of the Minnesota National Guard