The podcast also has an update on a previous podcast from a medic who returned from the Iraq War.
Andrew Carroll has a new book called "Grace Under Fire" that includes 50 letters about faith from men and women who have gone to war.
Funds raised by the sale of the calendar will reportedly bring need financial resources to hospitalized Veterans' programs, and provide copies of the calendar to current recovering Veterans.
Encyclopedia Britannica has a great WWII D-Day Normandy Invasion site that includes: spoken recollections of veterans, newsreels that docummented the events, and the written words of historians who have studied the campaign.
The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project is an excellent resource for those looking for rich media (print, pictures, audio, and video) of American service members experiences while serving our country.
Below is Veteran Stories Podcast's weekly summary of the latest veteran related stories of potential interest to our listeners:
- "Veterans' Health Care Issues in the 109th Congress" was updated October 26, 2006
- Korean War buddies reunite
- Iwo Jima veteran dies
- WW II veteran celebrates 100th birthday
- Lawrenceburg, TN - World War II veteran receives medals
- Kodiak, AK - Veteran helps injured soldiers to better life
- Louisville, KY - Eagle Scouts help honor Revolutionary War veteran
- Charlotte, NC - Nation's 2nd-oldest female veteran 103
- Elgin, IL - One of four local Iwo Jima vets dies
- Washington, DC - WWII veteran donates collection of postwar photos of Okinawa
- Norman, OK - War vet has his own Christmas story
- St. Louis, MO - Children Preserve World War II Veterans' History
- Houston, TX - Injured war veteran given customized golf cart for Christmas
- Woodbury,CT - Connecticut Veterans Inducted to Hall of Fame
- Porterville, CA - Veteran receives long-overdue honors
- Fergus Falls, MN - Veteran extends kindness to strangers
It was reported on Oct. 8, 2006 in the San Diego Union-Tribune that US Marine Col. F. Brooke Nihart passed away on Aug. 30, 2006 at the age of 87 in Fairfax, VA. He was the author of the U.S. Military Code of Conduct that was originally written in 1955, and slightly revised in 1977.
He was a veteran of WWII (Battle of Wake Island & Battle of Okinawa) and the Korean War (Battle of the Punchbowl). During his career he was awarded the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal the Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal.
It should also be noted that from 1972 to 1991 he was a historian and deputy director of Marine Corps museums.
The Casper Star Tribune has a great article on Korean War veterans returned for reunions and celebrations hosted by South Korea, and getting re-charged to continue to work for state Korean War memorials and national Korean War Museum and Library.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert Foley, retired Army Col. Roger Donlon and Army Lt. Col. Gordon Roberts all recently shared their stories and experiences to students at Hanscom Middle School. [newsblaze]