Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Hearing Voices -- For the FallenAudio currently not available for this program.
Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer of the U.S. Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades. The program hears from troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems and journals, as part of the NEA project: "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience." The show also hears interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from "This I Believe," and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard. And it visits a "Last Post" ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium.