3,742Jul 25, 2001
Book Discussion on Ghost Soldiers
Mr. Sides talked about his book Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of 121 elite ...
2,334Jul 22, 1999
Book Discussion on We Band of Angels
Ms. Norman talked about her book We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, published by Random House. The book relates the stories of ...
1,883Aug 18, 2011
Book Discussion on Ethan Allen: His Life and Times
Willard Sterne Randall, retired history professor at Champlain College, recounted the life of American Revolutionary War figure, Ethan Allen. The leader of the Green Mountain Boys, Allen is ...
1,445Jun 5, 2010
Book Discussion on Escape From Davao
John D. Lukacs recalls the escape of ten American POWs from the Japanese prison camp, the Davao Penal Colony on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on April 4, 1943. The imprisoned men were ...
955Jul 28, 2010
Book Discussion on Libby Prison Breakout
Joseph Wheeelan talked about his book Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison (PublicAffairs, 2010). In his book he recalls the escape of 109 Union ...
926Mar 19, 2012
Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office, Part 2
Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, DC boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services ...
915Nov 23, 2011
Civil War Prisons
Old Dominion University professor Timothy Orr teaches a course on the Civil War and Reconstruction. In this lecture, he used slides while he discussed how Union and Confederate forces handled ...
851Mar 19, 2012
Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office, Part 1
Clara Barton - known as the "Angel of the Battlefield'' and founder of the American Red Cross - converted rooms in a Washington, DC boarding house into what she called the Missing Soldiers ...
786May 8, 2012
Leading with Honor Book Party
At a book party Colonel Lee Ellis (Ret., U.S. Air Force) talked about the leadership lessons he learned as a prisoner of war for over five years in Hanoi and other camps. His formal remarks ...
757May 29, 2011
Rolling Thunder Rally
Rolling Thunder held its annual Memorial Day rally honoring U.S. veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action on a stage at the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
748Nov 7, 2012
Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge
Author Danny Parker talked about his book, Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge. On December 17, 1944, an American convoy traveling through ...
720Jun 26, 2009
Book Discussion on Tears in the Darkness
Elizabeth and Michael Norman talked about their book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; June 9, 2009). In the book the ...
697May 29, 2005
Rolling Thunder Rally
At an annual rally at the Lincoln Memorial, Rolling Thunder members and others spoke about missing and fallen comrades, current military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and vowed to continue ...
660May 25, 2013
Former Prisoners of the Vietnam War Panel
Former prisoners of war (POWs) from the Vietnam War shared their experiences.
On May 24, 1973, President Nixon held a White House dinner to welcome prisoners of war home from Vietnam. From ...
594Nov 5, 1991
POW/MIA Issues Day One
The Senate’s new Select Committee on POW’s and MIA’s held its first hearing and began its efforts to resolve some of the unanswered questions about alleged prisoners of war and ...
560Aug 1, 2013
Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of ...
518Jun 24, 1992
The committee heard testimony on the issue of whether American servicemen were left alive in capitivity in North Vietnam after a prisoner-of-war exchange in Vietnam in 1973, when the war was winding ...
507Nov 11, 2008
Book Discussion on You Are Not Forgotten
Carol Jose talked about her book You Are Not Forgotten: A Family’s Quest for Truth and the Founding of the National League of Families (Vandamere Press; September 1, 2008), and her late ...
505Jul 18, 2013
Report on Missing in Action Soldiers
Juana Summers and Lacy Rourke talked about two critical reports on the command unit charged with searching for American soldiers missing in action from previous conflicts. They also responded ...
497May 23, 2009
Rolling Thunder Rally
Rolling Thunder held its 22nd annual Memorial Day rally honoring U.S. veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action. The “Saluting Our Troops” rally was held on a stage at ...
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