Saturday, July 05, 2014

Unbroken and Unforgotten - a Midrats Best Of

Louis Zamperini passes away earlier this week, so I can see of no better best of show for the July 4th weekend.

We will replay the show this Sunday from 5-6pm Eastern.

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 weeks episode 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: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption; 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.

Our guest for the second half of the hour will Michael R. Caputo of The Intrepid Project. 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 Gaddafy held anti-America rallies for decades. They want to bring them home.

Join us live if you can but if you miss the show you can always listen to the archive at blogtalkradio.

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