Each episode, a different true story of war, told either by the veterans who lived it or people who are connected to the true story, supplemented by original music, immersive sound design, and performances recreating some of these true moments in military life.
Interview with Actress Lili Taylor (voice of Mary Edwards Walker)
Actress Lili Taylor (The Conjuring, Six Feet Under), who powerfully voices Medal of Honor winner Mary Edwards Walker in an episode of this series, is interviewed by Voyage CEO Nat Mundel. She discusses what Mary Edwards Walker means to her, and why her story, and the stories of female veterans, were important for her to help lift up. You can hear Lili's performance in the "Mary Edwards Walker" episode of True War Stories: Mission Report.
Veteran Lila Holley explains how the sisterhood of women in the military lifted her up at her lowest point, and discusses Camouflaged Sisters - her initiative to share their stories. Two female veterans' military stories are shared - one of domestic abuse within a military couple, and another of survivor's guilt after the death of a fellow soldier. For more information, you can find Lila's book at https://www.amazon.com/Lila-Holley/e/B014Q6YCY8
While serving as a Fire Control Officer in Vietnam, Gordon Bocher's plane was shot down, and he was one of three survivors. He was stranded overnight in the most dangerous valley in Vietnam for American servicemen, and had to survive until he could be rescued. He tells the story in this episode.
For more details of Gordon's military service and remarkable life, you can find his book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Stormrider-Gordon-Bocher/dp/1098330986
You can also learn more about Gordon by going to his website: https://stormrider11g.com
Mary Edwards Walker
An "interview" with three military women across time, including veterans Donna and DeAnna Charett, and the only female winner of the Medal of Honor, Mary Edwards Walker (as performed by three-time Emmy nominee Lili Taylor, The Conjuring, Six Feet Under) in her own true words from her 1871 book.
For more information on DeAnna's veteran-oriented production company and their work both focused on veterans and employing veterans, visit www.badhabitzproductions.com
On his first night in Vietnam, Jaime Reyes witnessed an American soldier kill another American soldier. How? Why? He tells the story in this episode.
As Jaime mentions in the episode, later in life, he transitioned to writing. His book, In The Beginning: The Early Days of Religious Beliefs, can be found on Amazon, here: https://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Early-Days-Religious-Beliefs-ebook/dp/B098TSJW37/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=in+the+beginning+jaime+reyes&qid=1626797068&s=books&sr=1-1
More Than A Soldier
Daniel Annechino tells the story of his uncle Angelo, who revealed the truth of his military service to his family on his deathbed. During his service as a US Army Ranger in World War II, Angelo was captured by the Nazis, marched into the Colosseum in Rome to be executed in front of an audience, saw his best friend die, escaped through the floor of a moving train, and hid in the home of an Italian family (developing a romance with the family's daughter) before he could try and make it back home.
For more on this story, you can read Daniel's book, MORE THAN A SOLDIER, available on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/2nhhj9mt
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