D-Day and the Vietnamese Veterans Memorial

D-Day and the Vietnamese Veterans Memorial

This week we talk with a former curator of the Minnesota Military Museum about D-Day, learn about the Vietnamese Veterans Memorial from VVA Chapter 290 and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Advisor. Guests include:

Minnesota Secretary of State and the Merchant Marines

This week we talk to the Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon and find out about the Merchant Marines in World War II. We also get an update about the USS Minnesota and the Navy ball. Guests include:

 

 

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: