Doug and Drew Hess (father and son) team up to share with you pieces of Ernie Pyle’s life from his humble beginning on an Indiana farm to becoming a Pulitzer Prize–winning American journalist and war correspondent who is best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during World War II.
Episode 18- Marine Raiders by Carole Engle Avriett
In this episode, I discuss with author Carole Engle Avriett on her latest book Marine Raiders: The True Story of the Legendary WW II Battalions. The American people revere their elite combat units, but one of these noble bands has been unjustifiably forgotten—until now.
At the beginning of World War II, military planners set out to form the most ruthless, skilled, and effective force the world had ever seen. The U.S. Marines were already the world’s greatest fighters, but leadership wanted a select group to conduct special operations at the highest level in the Pacific theater. And so the Marine Raiders were born.
Doug Hess is the host!
Episode 17 - The Humorous Writings of Ernie Pyle
In this episode, we decided to start off 2023 with a short funny article that Pyle wrote in 1944. I hope you enjoy his humor.
Doug Hess is the host!
Episode 16 - Author Martin Dugard about his book Taking Berlin
In this episode, I speak with author Martin Dugard about his book Taking Berlin: The bloody Race To Defeat The Third Reich. Martin Dugard, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Bill O'Reilly's Killing series, comes a nonfiction thriller about the race between the Allies and Soviets to conquer the heart of Nazi Germany.
Fall, 1944. Paris has been liberated, and saved from destruction, but this diversion on the road to Berlin has given the Germans time to regroup. The American and British armies press on from the west, facing the enemy time and again in the Hurtgen Forest, during the Market-Garden invasion, and at the Battle of the Bulge, all while American general George Patton and British field marshal Bernard Montgomery vie for supremacy as the Allies’ top battlefield commander.
Episode 15 with Lloyd Clark
In this episode I discuss with Lloyd Clark his latest book The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys, of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. Doug Hess is the host!
Episode 14 Ernie Pyle Foundation
In this episode I discuss with Dale White, CEO of the Western Indiana Community Foundation and Steve Key, President of the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum Board regarding the creation of the Ernie Pyle Community Foundation and how there are others ways you can give to the Museum.
Episode 13 Author Stefanie Van Steelandt on her book Lady of the Army The Life of Mrs. George S. Patton
In this episode we discuss with author Stefanie Van Steelandt on her book Lady of the Army : The Life of Mrs. George S. Patton. We also talk about Pyle's relationship with Patton. Doug Hess is the host!
Very good voice and I could listen to him speak all day long.