Memorial Day Tribute
A tribute to service men and women, with stories told by Navy doctors and corpsmen of the Third Medical Battalion who operated in the jungles of Vietnam.
For this Memorial Day, a special web-only presentation of a 2008 Bob Edwards Weekend tribute to service men and women. Use the audio player above to listen to stories told by Navy doctors and corpsmen of the Third Medical Battalion who operated on marines in the jungles of Vietnam.
The Navy’s Third Medical Battalion was assigned to treat the Marine’s Third Division in the Northernmost part of South Vietnam, closest to enemy territory during one of America's deadliest wars. The battalion treated thousands of men in Vietnam, but those stories have never been recorded for broadcast. Bob Edwards Weekend producer Ariana Pekary attended the 40th Anniversary Reunion of the Third Medical Battalion in Charleston, South Carolina on May 2 and 3, 2008, to capture the stories and the spirit of these unsung heroes.
For photos and more, visit the Bob Edwards Weekend website.
Bob Edwards Weekend" is a two-hour interview showcase, in which celebrated host Bob Edwards highlights the life and work of interesting people, from newsmakers, historians, and authors to artists, actors, and regular folks too. The show is produced by XM Satellite Radio and distributed nationwide by PRI.
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