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Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories Evergreen Podcasts

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    • 4.6 • 40 Ratings

Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

    Bonus: Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter’s Memorial Day Speech

    Bonus: Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter’s Memorial Day Speech

    This past Memorial Day, in Hudson, Ohio, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter was a guest speaker. He spoke about the meaning of memorial day, and the importance of honoring the fallen. He also spoke about the holiday’s origins, and how one of the earliest examples involved freed black slaves honoring fallen union soldiers after the Civil War.
    During this part of his speech, Lt. Col. Kemter’s microphone was cut, intentionally, by event organizers from the local American Legion chapter.
    Today, we bring you Lt. Col. Kemter’s Memorial Day address, in its entirety.

    • 14 min
    1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part II

    1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part II

    Addl. for Summary: Duffy served in the US Army in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2004 and 2005, conducting counterintelligence and interrogation operations. In Iraq, Duffy suffered a traumatic brain injury from an IED.

    Sgt. 1st Class Duffy is currently the CEO of Pathfinder, an organization dedicated to easing veterans’ transitions back into civilian life by connecting them with local community resources. Duffy also wrote an essay for Headstrong Project about her experiences. 

    • 30 min
    Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part I

    Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part I

    Duffy served in the US Army in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2004 and 2005, conducting counterintelligence and interrogation operations. In Iraq, Duffy suffered a traumatic brain injury from an IED.

    Sgt. 1st Class Duffy is currently the CEO of Pathfinder, an organization dedicated to easing veterans’ transitions back into civilian life by connecting them with local community resources.

    Tune in next time to hear the rest of her interview on Warriors in Their Own Words.

    • 34 min
    Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part II

    Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part II

    In the second of a two-part episode, Col. Bill Gara tells stories of the 1st Engineer Combat Battalion of the 1st Infantry. Gara served from North Africa to Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge.
    See additional photos and learn more about the 1st Engineer Battalion at firstengineerbattalionveterans.org.

    • 39 min
    Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part I

    Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part I

    Col. Bill Gara tells stories of the 1st Engineer Combat Battalion of the 1st Infantry, which he led from the 1944 Normandy landings through May of 1945. Gara served from North Africa to Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge.
    See additional photos and learn more about the 1st Engineer Battalion at firstengineerbattalionveterans.org and tune in next time to hear the rest of his interview on Warriors in Their Own Words.

    • 40 min
    Dr. Jon Heavey: Battalion Surgeon in Iraq

    Dr. Jon Heavey: Battalion Surgeon in Iraq

    Content Warning: this episode includes graphic descriptions of wounds and combat, as well as strong language.
    Dr. Jon Heavey is an emergency room physician on the front lines of the battle against COVID, who began his medical career as a battalion surgeon with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.
    Read Jon’s 2012 article “An Unbearable Price” in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for more about his service as battalion surgeon.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

bob0795 ,

Great

Fantastic

SMonttana ,

Great history

Great stories and history, sadly let down by production/technical problems, mainly with sound quality, but interviewer could also have done better.
Without doubt the interviewees were amazing, both in their recollections and in their bravery and sacrifice.
When you consider that vastly more civilians die in wars than troops, I felt that their voices were missing from this history.
Thanks for the series.

Porkydanjou ,

Simply brilliant

Incredible, more please!

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