Saturday, July 16, 2011

Unbroken & Unforgotten, on Midrats

This nation has been served by those who come home, and those who never make it back.

Some have had their stories preserved and celebrated within living memory, some are almost unknown.

This Sunday, July 17th from 5-6pm EST, EagleOne and I will cover both sides of our military experience.

For the first half hour our guest will be best selling author Laura Hillenbrand to talk about her latest book Unbroken; an incredible story of survival of Louie Zamperini - olympic athlete, B-24 Liberator bombardier, survivor of being adrift at sea for months and the as a POW under the Japanese.

Unbroken is presently #9 on Amazon in general, and #2 in Military History. Laura's previous works include Seabiscuit.

Our guest for the second half of the hour will Michael R. Caputo of The Intrepid Project - people doing all they can to bring some shipmates home. He is here to talk about 12 Sailors who have been abandoned in a mass grave in a mass grave in Libya.

After dying at sea after a failed mission, when their bodies washed up on the shores of Tripoli on 04 SEP 1804, the bashaw had dogs to devour them as other American prisoners of war looked on. These 13 heroes are buried in two mass graves in Libya. One of those graves is unmarked and underfoot on the Tripoli plaza where Gadaffi has held anti-America rallies for decades. They want to bring them home.

Before the present operations to oust him - there were discussions with the Gadaffi family. If we succeed in Libya, perhaps there will be enough good will by the transitional government to let us bring them home. Pressure will have to come from the outside and Congress to bring out Shipmates home - the Navy won't.

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1 comment:

walker 77 said...

With all of the US Special Forces/CIA paramilitary teams running around Libya right now (WHICH OBAMA WILL NOT ADMIT OR TALK ABOUT...AND THE MEDIA WILL NOT REPORT) we should be able to get the remains of those 1804 sailors home...