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Army Chaplain's Remains Identified After 70 years
"Army chaplain have been identified. 70 years after his death. Ray Capon says he got a call this week and that his uncle's remains that had been among the unknowns at the National Cemetery in Honolulu had been identified. Army chaplain, Captain A mall, Capone. Upon Excuse me, died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp He was known administered to soldiers in the camp and died in 1951.
U.S. will defend troops and interests after rocket attack in Iraq, Defense Secretary says
"Understand and respect the reservations that some of you have expressed about having another recently retired general at the head of the department of defense the safety and security of our democracy demands competent civilian control of our armed forces the subordination of military power to the civil. I spent my entire life. Committed to that principle. Retired general. Lloyd austin at his confirmation hearing to become the nation's first black defense secretary now on the job just over six weeks. We sat down to discuss the obstacles facing the military across the middle east the kovin pandemic and extremism within the ranks. But i began by asking him about his transition from army four star general to civilian chief of the armed forces lloyd illustrations years in uniform stretched from the halls of west. Point to the battlefields of iraq. Where i shed a ride out of baghdad with him back in twenty eleven. How does your combat experience your forty one years in uniform guide you now as a civilian leader you certainly come into the position With a great appreciation for the complexities of combat and you also have an appreciation for the impact that combat has not only on the country that you're fighting in but also on the resources of the country set are actually fighting. We wanna lead with diplomacy in every case but if deterrence fails and you must fight you fight to win and so you wanna make sure that that your your troops are properly resource properly trained and focus the right way so that they can not only win but when decisively during his forty one years in the army it was not just combat that tested austin. He broke through many racial barriers. Along the way. I can remember going to a bus station with my mother and looking at the restrooms that were male female in colored. That's kind of how we started. How i started as a child and to rise to To be able to rise to position of secretary of defense in my lifetime is quite incredible. But you have to ask yourself you know why it took so long to have an african american secretary of defense. What we wanna make sure happens going forward is that i am not the last african american secretary of defense that we create those opportunities in our ranks for african americans and hispanics to rise to the very highest ranks in our military and to that end. Battling extremism is high on his agenda. I wanna turn to to january. Sixth more than forty veterans have been arrested from that day. You have asked for one day standdown for everyone to talk about extremism. What are you hearing in terms of extremism in the ranks. I just got an initial brief bag from From our service secretaries on on how they're conducting the stand down they're all going about it in a in a bit of a different way as you would expect great initiative They're all doing great work. They're having some really in depth conversations with their troops on On values on the oath that we took on the importance of unit cohesion. This is not about You know political parties or political political beliefs. This is behavior that can really tear at the fabric of our institution And so we want to make sure that our troops are reminded of of what our values are reminded of the oath that we took coming in and and my belief my strong belief martha is at ninety nine point nine percent of our troops embrace those values and are focused on the right things and are doing the right things each and every day and want him move to iraq. This week we saw a second significant attack with those ten rockets. Do you know who did it. And what kind of responses might we expect. We're still developing the intelligence. They're encouraging the iraqis to move as fast as i can to investigate the incident and they are doing that but you can expect that we will always hold people accountable for their acts. We wanna make sure that Again we understand. Who's responsible for this The message to those that that would carry out such a such an attack. Is that you know. Expect us to do necessary to defend ourselves. We'll strike if that's what we think we need to do. At a time and place of our own choosing we demand the right to protect our troops has iran been given the message that this is not an escalation when we retaliate. iran is Is fully capable of assessing You know the strike and and our activities and draw their own conclusions but what they should draw from. This again is that we're going to defend our troops and are responsible be thoughtful. It will be appropriate. We would hope that they would choose to do the right things
Show #55 Interview with Scott's Dad & Comedy Set by Pat Paulsen - burst 2
"Television had started but it was not A household thing yet oh no and still black and white and small and only rich people had him. I think that's one of the reasons. I married maryland because she had a television. So you married my mom. Because she had a tv a coach we got to watch Thrill funded jewish guy. Milton berle milton. Berle close merle mill now. That's good milton. Berle was Huge and radio and then he can. He was one of the successful people. Him and red skelton and a few others that were able to. Bob hope to convert over to tv right. That was the reason america but it was a poll. So now you're in junior college. Where'd you go after that. Well that's when the army wanted me. Oh and you drafted no. They wanted to draft us. Well i said we'll we'll gonna go somewhere and i said let's go to sit the navy. I mean i really love the ocean trucks odor. Wral get seasick so we had a lot of friends that were in the eighty second between wars they had the training gliders was was a much fun plus jumping and they said you know the food was pretty good and being then you know the nation's top branch of the service. It was fun. You get the martian a lot of parades so we went down and join the army specifying go in the airborne and then at monday we were in fort ord getting processed the draft board called and wanted to know where the hell i where the hell we were and the school one all wheel also enrolled in west contra costa the so we be in school right make. The transfer were my mother support. He's in the army. He can't be the army yet. Been in for two days and beat. You beat them to the punch. Yeah and which is really
Virginia beats Louisville to clinch ACC regular-season championship
"A men's basketball team defeated Louisville, 68 to 58. Virginia, clenching its third A C C regular season championship in the past four years with the victory Sam Houser scoring a season high 24 points. U V eight now heads to Greensboro next week as the A C C tournaments top seed. Number six West Virginia falling short against number 17 Oklahoma State Georgetown got worked by Yukon and Conference tournament play You NBC and Towson. Both taking L's Army dominated American loyal of Beat Navy, So it'll be the Black Knights against the greyhounds in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament. On the
Remains of Emil Kapaun, long-lost Army Chaplain from Kansas, identified 70 years after death
"The missing remains have been identified of a korean war. Us army chaplain who was posthumously awarded the medal of honor by president. Obama reverend emil coupon of kansas died as a prisoner of war. Seventy years ago during the korean war but until a few days ago the whereabouts of his remains were a mystery. The us military says that found them in hawaii buried among other unidentified soldiers in the national cemetery of the pacific other coupon served as an army chaplain during world war two and the korean war and continued to minister to fellow. Pow's and for all that he received a medal of honor and the catholic church is considering him for sainthood. Carmen roberts fox
Alexander Mikaberidze takes us through the history of the Napoleonic era
"Let's start by setting up the hoof the two main characters that we see throughout the movie are gabrielle. Farrow and our montebourg who are both lieutenants in napoleon's army. Were they real people. Kind of the story of you're a ridley scott chose direct a screenplay drafted from ninety seven availa from the famous author joseph conrad but away the noble a was published as dual in britain. But it was kind of the point. Honorary night it stays and you can still find the first edition of in used. Bookstores and condo story was supposedly inspired by this real duels olga. He clearly to liberties facts and the story was about the duel between two officers of napoleonic army. The historical individuals of peer won't The town and francois leotard lavazza. Who became ill baer and finkel in the movie and both of them are very collar for the interesting individuals. Do point was born in chaban as in shock and in western france in seventeen sixty five like many of his generation. He first saw action I military action. During the french revolutionary. Wars in fact he fought that battle. Volney really important. Battled all of the then. He served in the rhineland and by seventeen ninety seven. He's already a general so he would have been all league thirty two years old and a general widely respected for his Martial abilities He supported napoleon in seventeen ninety nine when that general sees power to our and then he couponing pollyanna campaigns. All is distinguishing himself. I mean he. This guy was quite successful in quite capable. Man fought at morongo for that Allback where he he did. Do really remarkable defense with barely five thousand man. He was able to stop and australia. That was five times larger and then he earned accolades for he's exported. Ooh macron's rheinland in the sauna zone and with such a stellar record. He had much to expect from the future of maybe even marshal's baton right as new polian savings says every soldier right in. My army carries marshals. Donen in these anyone could carry. It probably will Dupont was one of them but it all changing in eighteen eight. Napoleon sent dupont you. Spain with motley crue of a of the provisional battalions new new recruits swiss troops. That wayne pressed into service. No one over. Dick league cited fighting and he's tasked was to secure the southern region of of spain and initial successes. He found himself surrounded by the largest army and in the remarkable decision affected. He's entire life. Dupont decided to surrender with some eighteen thousand men at violin in the news of this french. Defeat him in the worse than they surrender right but shock europe. Napoleon is range. Dupont is sent to court martial deprived of his rank and his title kashir and then sent to a military installation into to be imprisoned there for the rest of the only any wars
Bucking GOP trend, Alabama governor extends mask order
"Alabama's governor is bucking the GOP trend and extending her state's mask order Republicans in Texas and Mississippi lifted their mask mandates same key ID's been under pressure to do the same but she says alabamans must keep wearing masks for another month there's no question that wearing mask it's been one of my greatest tools in combating the spread of the virus ivy's noting big drops and daily virus cases in saying Alabama's rounding the corner president biting yesterday late into other governors who've dropped the mandates equating it to Neanderthal behaviour what everybody saw yesterday was a reflection of his frustration and exasperation spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the president would rather people followed science and of federal health recommendations Sager make army Washington
The Lost Cause Myth: The Civil War and Slavery
"High school was ninety nine percent black but we had a white. Ap history teacher. i can't remember her name. I just remember that. She always had a really nice manicure like she had those long nails. In like the most beautiful chris writing but i remember when we got to lake the civil war unit in our american issue class. She was like okay first of all. They're people who we're going to tell you that the civil war had nothing to do with slavery that is a lie. It absolutely had something. Maybe they're gonna talk. They're going to blame it on states rights to blame it on heritage. That is not true absolutely had something to do with slavery. I remember to sitting there being like like like. Why is he talking about. It was decades decades but it was a wild later until i finally heard about this thing called. The loss caused the last. 'cause myth is this idea that the civil war at least from the point of view of the south had nothing to do with slavery that it was about state's rights that southerners were just trying to protect their way of life that they fought honorably and righteously. They were trying to protect their families from this war of northern aggression and that robbie lee who was the head general for the confederate army's was seamus perfect. Gentlemen he didn't even want to fight the civil war in it. Tore him up inside to be doing this. And oh by the way sleigh. Wasn't even that bad. And enslaved people in the south were treated well by their masters and there were loyal to their masters. and that they even fought alongside the confederates. It's a way of buffing and smoothing out all these ugly realities of what slavery actually is into the glossy gone with the wind myth. It's like that's easier to believe right. Yeah that's easier to believe than to think like such horrible horrible. Inhumanity happened right. And you know i've been thinking about the last 'cause lately because on january six we saw confederate flags in the capital in that was truly shocking and then a couple of weeks later i was growing on twitter and i was really struck by this video as we continue our focus on most interesting new books. Cbs navien this guy named ty sidley. He had been in the military for about thirty years. He taught history at west point and he had just retired so we can finally speak his mind in full. And he's talking about how he grew up in the south and had grown up believing in the loss kaz and how robert e lee was his hero until one day he had this revelation that robert e lee was a confederate trader. He was a cruel and someone who believed deeply firmly and really is entire life that human enslavement was the best social system for the south. The result of that work. His new book robert l. e. n. Me and how old was he when he had this revelation. Did you get a sense. He was like forty years old and had a phd in history. So why did you want to talk to so many people like talking about disinformation right now. And whether it's cunanan whether it's believing like the president really won the election you know all these like we're conspiracy theories and we talk about it in this way like it's it's a new thing but you know the loss. 'cause myth is nothing if not like a huge disinformation campaign. And so we've been here before and we also know that it's really hard to have a functioning democracy when like significant portions of the country. Like can't even agree on basic facts and like one of the most basic facts is like. Why did we fight the civil war. And so like if that's the case then like we have to get a lot of people white people to like wake up and just admit. The civil war was fought because of slavery. How did we get white people to dislike. Get on the same page and here was a white person who went through. The problem has done it. Yeah
38 killed as Myanmar protesters suffer "bloodiest day" since coup
"Mass protests in Myanmar against the military coup just over a month ago. Wednesday was one of the bloodiest day so far with reports that 38 people were killed after the security forces opened fire on the demonstrators. And yet today Thursday, large numbers of protesters are back on the streets despite that threat of lethal violence. This footage was taken in Yang gone the main city and captured the sound of stun grenades and tear gas being fired at demonstrators. have also been reports the live rounds of again being used today. Well, the protesters reinforced barricades with tires and barbed wire, many chanting in protest. Been talking to one leading pro democracy activist in Myanmar, also a former TV host in Yangon. She's thin zah suddenly who's been telling me more? Do we have in horror, serious, fatal shooting yet, But we've been hearing arrest being conducted by the police and authority. So and also we'll worry about the detain people there. 1000 people already got detained and some of them are already ensured that they couldn't meet with their Even with the lawyers, But what lots of people are still come out onto the streets, even though it was so dangerous yesterday exactly. Despite all these brutal killing yesterday, But today we witness large numeral people even more than yesterday, you know, get on street, especially on those area with the brutal Crackdown in me engine in mo. Your more people in Ah, in a township level protest happening the whole day today, but on people scared, scared for their lives. Obviously, people are scared for our life that we are more scared off the future like our generation's future If we don't resist if we don't Ricks our life right now than our generations. You can't would live with us forever. And what can you tell us about these reports of protesters barricading blocking off their streets? That happened since the crack house that it so in yesterday as well in no local Oppa, where the Buddha crackdown happen in the angle the block in the last gig in the main road. So that military track cannot come in. So and then, when we can block the roads, then the protester can protest in their own place in a safe are, you know in the far distant place? Um, not just make sure very Kate. You know, because the military you nick and military in Yemen are patriarchal societies. Also now woman are using their and the well, you know, as buried as a barricade as well. So you can see today's photo. These soldiers are so busy picking up you know all these trying to destroy all these very gay because they can't get in and under the woman and away because they feel like if they go into that, then they don't have any dignity at all. This is a kind off social norms that they have religious noon. So it's stop them. It was actually working on. Is it true that some members of the police have bean abandoning their uniforms and going over to the protesters? Is that right? It's not like they're going directly to the protest area is like they're deciding the police stations and they're joining the CD M 70 so we don't movement because of the brutal killing. They would not the experience and they couldn't Um well, they orders anymore. So we're seeing today more more. Policemen are joining the civet. So Vidia movement, But how many is it Just is it just a few Compared to the other day. It was more like we're seeing around 30 30 like as reported from the new sources around 30. Police meant, um in the nationwide level are joining. I think They have many more were not reported. You know, even I was helping. Ah, police meant, you know, running off in the early morning just yesterday because he couldn't wait any day. You know any longer, Tonto to get our office Police stations were about to speak to the United Nations Human Rights Office in in Geneva. I just wonder what would you say to them? The United Nations being in phone about me or my situation for a long time since 30 years ago, the ethnic minorities from my country are being reported about the project killings, arbitrary arrest and all these things. Find the same army in the same pendant. You know, indiscriminately doing the same thing to us theory ruins of people as well. So the United Nations is already in for more than enough. Just that they need to actually add on that
Biden rips governors lifting mask mandates
"As more states ease virus related restrictions the Biden administrations urging them to reconsider CDC director Richelle Wilensky says it looks like a virus fatigue is winning the exact measures we have taken to stop the pandemic are now too often being flagrantly ignored like mask wearing Texas and Mississippi have ended their mask mandates the last thing we need is the answer for thank you the president saying it's critical the nation keep following science to beat the pandemic I know you all know that I wish the heck some of our elected officials to Mississippi governor Tate Reeves tweeted in response that his residents don't need handlers Sager mag army Washington
David Rice Atchison: President For A Day?
"Rice was a democratic senator from the state of missouri. He served in the senate for twelve years from eighteen. Forty three to eighteen fifty five. He had a reputation for being extremely pro. Slavery he owned. Slaves supported all of the slave state issues in the run up to the civil war and when the war finally commenced he served in the confederate army as a brigadier general commanding missouri troops. So he's not the finest of people to sit in the upper chamber of congress. Quite frankly if it wasn't for the events that i'll be discussing this episode david. Rice atchison would probably be mostly forgotten to history i. I came across his name years ago and children's book of fun facts which said that he was the president of the united states for one day. This fact has been repeated on and off for over one hundred and fifty years in fact the words president of the united states for one day are on his tombstone in missouri as sort of a testament to his greatest achievement. So is this true. Was david rice. Atchison really the president of the united states for a single day to answer the question. We need to understand exactly what happened in the election of eighteen. Forty eight week party. Candidate zachary taylor comfortably. Defeated democrat lewis. Cass and free soil candidate. Martin van buren incoming president. James polka made a pledge to seek a single term in office and he honored that pledge by not. Running taylor was a career military man who had never expressed any political opinions prior to the election. And in fact he had never voted. He had a great deal of success as a general during the mexican american war which led to his popularity in calls for him to run for president. He wasn't fact recruited by both the whigs and the democrats. The two major political parties at the time to seek office prior to the passage of the twentieth amendment to the constitution the president and all members of congress would take office at noon on march fourth. This lengthy lame duck period made more sense when everyone had to travel by horseback. And that's why was eventually changed. Nonetheless march fourth was the date everyone took office in eighteen forty nine march fourth landed on a sunday. Zachary taylor being a devout man. Didn't want to have his inauguration ceremony. Take place on the sabbath so he postponed one day until monday. March fifth is vice. President millard fillmore also delayed his oath of office until march fifth according to the law at the time which was the presidential succession act of seventeen ninety to the next person in line to the presidency after the vice president was the president pro. Temporary of the united states senate. The vice president is technically the president of the senate. The president pro temporary is the person who presides over the senate when the vice president is not present. The president temporary was david rice. Atchison at the time the position was actually a competitive election today. The president pro temporary is just the senior ranking member of the majority party in the senate. So the argument is that because neither zachary taylor nor millard fillmore didn't take the oath of office on march fourth and waited until march fifth that they weren't president from noon on march fourth until noon on march fifth. That means that the next in line would have been the president pro. Temporary of the senate david rice. So is this true and does this argument. Hold water. The answer is pretty clear in the answer is no and there are a whole bunch of reasons. Why this is the case. I while the constitution does stipulate that the president and the vice president must take the oath of office it only says quote before he enters upon the execution of his office unquote. This is legal hair-splitting but it means before president can do anything presidential e- sign a law. Appoint officials signed a treaty etc. They must i take the oath of office however they can still be the president before taking the oath to illustrate the point. President kennedy was shot at twelve thirty pm on november. Twenty second nineteen sixty three. He was declared dead at one thirty three. Pm and lyndon johnson took the oath of office on air force one at two thirty eight pm. The moment president kennedy was dead. Or at least claire dead. Lyndon johnson became the president in the same way that someone becomes a king the moment the old king dead even if they haven't been coronated. The oath of office is just a way to legally unlock the powers of the presidency after becoming president. As i said this is legal hair-splitting and for all practical purposes it doesn't really matter but for the twenty four hour period before the oath of office zachary. Taylor was the president. If there was an emergency you could have quickly taken the oath of office in private and without a public ceremony and dealt with the crisis as president. The second argument as to why atkinson was never president is that he never took the oath of office. Either if taylor is in president. Because he didn't take the oath of office than atkinson also can't be president by the same logic. The third argument is that he officially wasn't the president pro. Tempore e of the senate. He was the president pro temporary during the previous session of congress. His term expired on march fourth at noon. Just like the presidential term. Did he needed to be reelected again. On march fifth which he was moreover. This wasn't the first time that this had happened in eighteen. Twenty one james monroe delay taking the oath by a day for the exact same reason yet known assumes that someone else was president for a day at johnson himself never claimed to be president at the time. No one seriously thought he was the president. And there's nothing in the congressional record to indicate that he was there are no constitutional scholars presidential historians or even atkinson's owned biographer. Who thinks that he was actually president at best. If you applied a very strict rule to the taking of the oath to become president then you could maybe say that there was a one day interregnum where there was no president but it doesn't follow that atkinson was president.
General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot
"In the latest round of finger pointing over the government's response to January's capital Ryan to the district of Columbia's National Guard commander says the Pentagon delayed sending help to the capital for hours Major General William Walker says he got a call that afternoon from the capitol police chief his voice cracking with emotion begging for the guard to help his officers fight back rioters Walker says he immediately asked the army for approval which eventually came about three hours in nineteen minutes later Walker told a Senate panel that was in sharp contrast to last spring when he received a near immediate approval for guard support amid civil unrest but that response was criticized for being heavy handed this time Walker says the Pentagon was worried about the optics of having uniformed troops at the capitol the army senior leaders did not think that it look good he says the delay cost precious time during which the guard could it help control the crowd Sager make ani Washington
How The Covid Shock Nearly Destroyed The Financial System
"A year ago. Today we reduced stock market exposure and credit risk in the money for the rest of us plus adaptive model portfolios overall investment conditions were downgraded to read or bearish for the first time since money for the rest of us plus was launched back in december twenty fourteen economic trends have been read for nine straight months but with the uncertainty of the coronavirus and the sharp deterioration of market trends and mark momentum with very high fear among investors. We reduced risk. We took preventive action in the face of uncertainty. We weren't exactly sure what was going on. How bad it could get this past week. I read three government reports the report of the president's working group on financial markets overview of recent events and potential reform options for money market funds was published december. Twenty twenty i read. Us credit markets interconnectedness and the effects of the covid economic shock published by the us security and exchange commission published in october twenty twenty and i read the financial stability report published by the us federal reserve in november two thousand twenty after reading the reports. I was frankly alarmed about how bad things could have gotten had the federal reserve not stepped in in their role as lender and liquidity provider of last resort without the fed and other central banks. There would have been a full-blown financial meltdown. Things had gotten that bad. Even in the safest areas of the market money market funds the trading of us treasury bonds. Then there is an interconnectedness in markets from the riskiest to the safest. That isn't an appreciated. I had an experience. This past week with interconnectedness. It was kind of a bizarre experience and my fault. The prone i had a drive to whitewater draw north douglas arizona in agua prieta mexico. We were there to see the sandhill cranes we decided to take a socratous route on the way back through sierra vista and as i drove through sierra vista i didn't notice that the state route we on turned right i went straight right up to the gate of four. What chuka active. Us army base. I told the guy that gate that we were traveling to tucson passing through. He said we would need a permit to enter the base. I thought i clarified. In order to get the tucson. I needed to go through the base. And he said if you don't go through the base you're going to have to go all the way around and by all the way around. I assume he meant all the way around route. One ninety one. Like we'd come from whitewater draw. I said well. How do i get a permit. And he says you you can get that in this building. And he pointed to it so he drove around went to the building. We started filling out this extensive form. We had to go be processed one at the time so i went up to the counter. I told him you're trying to get to tucson. Needed a permit to get onto the base. He asked why so we were just passing through and it says we don't just pass through military bases. You're going to the west gate. Any changed my form to say. We're going to the west gate but he did an entire background check on me. Took my picture gave me an id and as part of that asks will be coming back and kid all the trouble to actually get a permit to pass through the base in order to get the tucson. That's make this permit as long as possible. We both got our permits. We drove into the base started driving around and trying to find the west gate to get out until we get the tucson. We couldn't find it. We kept driving in circles and again we finally pulled up our map on our phones and on the gps and it kept directing us out of the base through the gate that we came in. Like you said. I missed the turn. We didn't even need to be on the base in this situation. Everybody was just doing their job. I was trying to get home. The guy at the gate was trying to process people. The guy in the building was giving out permits lane in their silo. Everybody hearing but not listening. And not recognizing the interconnectedness that led to an unwanted outcome. I didn't need a permit to get onto the base. I was just trying to get home. And there was a miscommunication. The financial markets are similar participants act in their own self interest. They stay in their lane and often don't realize how financial markets are connected actions by some investors impact actions by others when participants act in a similar way that causes systemic risk. That can lead to financial meltdowns
A dark picture emerges: atrocities in Ethiopia
"Rumors and scattered reports of atrocities in ethiopia's northern region of tigray have been swirling for months amid a media blackout. But the picture is now starting to become clearer and evidence for war. Crimes and crimes against humanity are stacking up on sunday. America's secretary of state anthony blinken condemned the killings sexual assaults and forced removals said to have taken place in tigray and called for troops to be withdrawn. The conflict began late last year. When the region's ruling party the tigray people's liberation front or tps aleph was booted out of the federal government where it had dominated for decades has to be off. Matt has announced quote final military operation against the defiant gripe province in coming days and a statement. Mr abiy said there was a catholic devise strategy to defeat the grand people's liberation front in the regional capital makaay without harming civilians late in november. Mr abi declared victory. Over the tb l. f. An armed resistance has continued yesterday. If government rejected america's demands describing. Mr lincoln's comments as regrettable. Thousands are known to have died in the conflict and more than two million people have been displaced. The growing civil war has drawn in fighters from neighboring regions and troops from eritrea which borders tigray to the north. I'm gonna stay. International has just released a report detailing its investigation into this incident that took place in late november an accident which is one of the oldest and most famous holy cities. Tom gardner addis. ababa correspondent. Ever soldiers killed hundreds of civilians over two days. And what i'm going to stay says was retaliation for an attack by local youth on their military camp now. Amnesty says the soldiers roams around the streets of the city picking out on young men and killing them on the spot then proceeded to plunder the city essentially of everything of value survivors said that all they could see on the streets with bodies and people crying this systematic slaughter civilians and axiom may amount to crimes against humanity according to amnesty. And you say the main players in this incident or allegedly airtran soldiers right just to remind people. This conflict has drawn in a few other parties. In addition to the ethiopian federal army and two grand forces loyal to the tps laugh you also have militia security forces from may bring regional state of. Im hara which has a rivalry with the laugh and disputed territories along their border and then and this is really controversial element. You have troops from eritrea. Which since the beginning of the conflict has been fighting alongside the ethiopian army against the which has a long rivalry with as well as to whether all these parties are committing atrocities. I think based on everything we know so far. Yes but i think. Eritrean soldiers are the most widely and extensively implicated and there are allegations of other atrocities beyond. What's happened in axiom. Ever since the war began in late november we've been hearing accounts trickling out which beginners rumor clearer. Picture is slowly started to emerge. We've seen several videos that appear to show ethiopian soldiers. Standing among the bodies of civilians. They've murdered there was an investigation by human rights. Watch found. European army had shelled towns including the capital of tigray mckelway killing at least eight hundred civilians including women and children and winding back to the beginning of the war the very first atrocity we heard about was this massacre in the town of my tatra which is in western tigray near the border with the neighboring regional state. I'm harlem according to a report that amnesty published at the time most of the victims were. I'm horrors murdered by militia. Sure the ousted rulers of tigray the epl f. That was then confirmed by day. State appointed human rights commission. Here however take ryan's reflect across the border to saddam tell of attacks on civilians by them militiamen an by government soldiers in the same area for its part. What is the european government saying about all these reports so that is an important question on february. The twenty six th the ethiopian rights commission which is a state appointed or body released a statement saying that it had also conduct an investigation. And that it's key. Findings brutally corroborated those of amnesty. That's quite a significant step forward by the commission which tried two to three years ago would never have come out with a statement like that. The question though moving forward is whether the government decides to accept its findings and act on them. We have heard a lot from the prime minister's office the attorney general's office and other government agencies about accountability but so far very little indication that the government is willing to hold anyone but members of the tepe accountable for crimes committed during this conflict. More makes it even more. Complicated of course is the fact that the prime culprits in this case were eritrean. Troops can be very politically difficult for the government. Addis ababa which has been relying on these troops from eritrea relying on its relationship with the eritrean government to conduct its military operations in
Mike Shinoda on Beats, Rhymes and Linkin Park
"Tell me about what you're doing on twitch weird man. It's great i love it. When quarantine for star started everyday was the same day. I was in pajamas half the time. It was just like walking around. in sweats. like wasn't depressed but it was just like everything is the same so when i started streaming effectively because it created like structure so i stream i started then and i still do stream five days a week. A stream weekdays ten to noon or one ish and that was a nice like it was a nice way to be like. Oh i've got like you know. I've got my weekdays now i'm not streaming today. I know it's saturday. It's just a stupid thing. And i got to us. Really dig in with this space and get creative and get weird which is part of the most fun part of it is doing stuff you go. I didn't even know that was a weird idea. That was fun to do and all last year is getting. I was getting faster. And faster and faster in terms of making a track. And then i realized that the end of last year like how do i do. Now that i've done this for a while and starting to get a little bit burnt. It like i wanted to do something different with it and i decided early on my wouldn't do vocals because i think that would burn me out so it's just making instrumentals and then i realized i could since i live on twitch and there's anywhere between i don't know like a thousand and i think we peaked at like almost thirty thousand people watching at one time i wanted to do something to like. Enhance the channel and give back to the people that have been watching so i started taking fans submissions of vocalists and songs. 'cause i just realized looking instagram and looking at tiktok like there's so many good artists out there who have no following. They've got like you know. Six hundred people following them and they're actually very good and so. I just started taking submissions from those people. That i let i called. I mean you'll get this joke right away. I started calling the shots the a an army. So it's like it's like nine hundred people whose job it is to go find me the best stuff and they do they go they go and find the good stuff and they bring it to me. And they're like the more they say the more they shout like. Look at this one. Look at this one. I know it's pretty good so cool. Yeah and so. I've been i do two to three starting like a couple of weeks ago. I've been able to do two to three brand new songs all in a morning. Probably like a stream. And a half. I get a song done from scratch till i finished and i sent him. Something effectively like mixed and mastered so incredible that they can release so fun man. It's really really fun. And the fans. I mean you can imagine how excited they are right and some of the cases what i what. I haven't talked to the fans on the channel about actually on telling you about. This is that i will reach out to somebody and say. Hey that thing you posted on tiktok or instagram was really cool. Would you want me to produce it. And i say that. Because they've used the hashtag they've used shinoda produce me as the hashtag so they've they've raised their hand and said i want my to produce me. I hit them on the. Dmz say you want me to produce and they always say yes and then half the time they say. I haven't finished the song though. Like the thing i posted is verse and a chorus and i don't have a second verse. I don't have a bridge or any you know middle aged or whatever anything else and so. It's like okay. Well like take your time. Don't rush. Because i want you to be. I want you to submit something you love because like the whole ideas for you to get to more people than you've already got to so give me something great and when it's ready than send it to me and i and generally if it's if it's somebody in that scenario i find that they'll get back to me within like three or four days. And what are they usually get back to you with a more expanded same demo but with all the parts. Yeah it's usually like a we. Transfer link or something like that with multi tracked vocals and i always tell them like. I'll tell them like speed it up like to this bpm or whatever or i'll tell the make shirts and you're like very best range. It sounded low to me but up to you. And then i can and they can go crazy on the on the the Overdoses and harmonies and background book. Whatever else they wanna do they do but they do that. Before the trackers before there's a track is that correct. Yeah before there's a there's a trap so what you get is basically finished vocal stems for a song. Yeah i menu start from scratch. You take it as an acapella. Yeah and you build music to support whatever that is. Yeah do you remember when we were doing. A thousand suns together. Yup that at the end of that record before the first single the catalyst was the single on that record before the single came out so no fan had heard the song we released pieces of stems to that song and we told them take these pieces. Make a song out of them. We didn't give them enough to know what the song even was. We just take pieces and make a song out of it. And whoever's thing is the coolest to us we're gonna put you on our record on the album itself and we ended up putting them on. I think it was when When they come from me was the song we put them on but we chose it based on who is like as i recall beginning some of this wrong but as i recall it was like we gave them pieces to remix but they'd never heard the song they were remixing so i called it like the pre mix like they just they had to just assume the song and that's how i feel like there's something to that something about that the release this where it's like. I don't know what you're thinking. Your song is. But here's what i hear just based on that vocal on a grid socal. It's fun man. Superfund that thousand sons is is my favorite of the things we worked on together. That's my favorite. Just because i feel like it really is it. Felt like the beginning of something new and something new and really good. We didn't like the the the record before it minutes to midnight was the whole effort. The whole when are we first met. You asked the band. What are you guys envision doing with this album like y y are we talking like what do you wanna do and we all said like we want to. We wanted to redefine the identity. The banning the whole point was to make something that didn't sound like the stuff that people that are here because albums went in two so similar. And you're like great. That's exactly how i feel. And he's you said. I don't know if i would want to work with the band if you didn't feel that way so it's great. We're all on the same page and we just kind of hit it off from there
The Lord Fights For Us (Exodus 14:13-14)
"Exodus chapter fourteen versus thirteen and fourteen and moses said to the people fear not stand firm and see the salvation of the lord which he will work for you today for the egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again the lord will fight for you and you have only to be silent yes. Don't you love these words. Don't you love these two versus think about it. Gods people have been delivered out of slavery in egypt there now standing right on the edge of the red sea this massive body water in front of them with the egyptians who've enslave them for years now threatening to overtake them pharaoh and his army have now come after the egyptians. Try to bring them back and the people are worried concerned. Afraid what do we do. Where do we go. And we're trapped with a c. In front of us and all this army behind us. In god says moses fear not stand firm and see the salvation of the lord. Now think about that. Stand firm and see the salvation lord. How are they going to see the salvation of the lord by just standing there and seeing god work which he will it says work for you today. The lord will fight for you and you have only to be silent. Is there any clearer. Picture of faith in god that leads to salvation from god. This is this is the essence of what it means to be saved by god from sin to stand and seeds. Trust to believe that the lord fights for you that jesus has done the work that he has died on cross four. You're saying that he is risen from the grave and that if you trust in him you will be saved. You don't have to do anything. But trust in jesus it's by grace alone through faith alone in jesus alone that we are saved all glory. Be his name. He is the ultimate battle for us. And he has prevailed and then so now think about this. This is our life day in and day out. You and i face challenges you face. Struggles with sin struggles with trials in circumstances in life and it's end those struggles with sentenced in those trials in circumstances reface in life that god calls us to do the same to trust in him to trust that justice. Jesus fought for us on the cross. He fights for us
Communications (Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Media) - Choosing a more general degree
"I feel really lucky that i was able to have that experience. I went to the army. T open day when i was in year. Twelve just with the idea that i was like. I'm going to do the bachelor of communication journalism like. That's what i was going to do. And then they started talking about this concourse. Smells like that. Sound so good like. That's that's a little bit more. What i want to like. Have a bit of a taste of other
Times Square, NYC Then And Now
"If you haven't been. I will make sure that you feel like you have. I hope that you enjoy this episode. You know new york city is fantastic. And i love it a matter of fact i have been there many times and i used to live there as i will tell you in this episode but i also want to tell you that it was in the late seventies and eighties entered the nineties. That new york city star to lose its attraction. It started to lose the people that came to visit and it star to be a real dumpster. People didn't want to visit new york anymore and so it was the governor's the mayor's and police commissioners started to take back new york city rebuild new york city one step at a time starting with times square in nineteen eighty eight is to murray hill in new york city. I lived in a three story. Walk up but first and second avenue on thirty first street not exactly prime real estate but safe enough. It was near the united nations and right above the entrance to the queens midtown tunnel Now you know if you are a new yorker or visited new york you know exactly where i lived then a couple of years later i found myself living in the salvation army apartment building for women. It was ideal. It served two meals a day and it was right across the street from the much coveted. Grammercy park the oh so glamorous and it was a close walk to eighteenth street between fifth and sixth avenues where i worked. I thought it was a dream. Come true and it was. I never really ventured to the west side past sixth avenue or anywhere near times square. Well that's what we're talking about. Today is times square and new york city. Everything i needed was right around where i lived but times square was unmistakably a major part of the city no doubt a black guy on the city a disappointment to the twelve hours of manhattan and somewhere that was to be avoided if wanted to dodge trouble darkness dealings and drugs. If you have seen the two thousand and nineteen movie joker with walking phoenix. Ps and by the way. I suggest that you might have an idea of the area and new york city. That was the cd and trashy times square. The closest thing. I can compare it to is a scenes in the movie joker to find a seedier place was difficult when they were filming. The movie and times square didn't look like does today so in the two thousand nineteen movie joker with no cd place to replicate times square. Really the producers of the movie had to go to newark new jersey a real old fashioned pit hole. If ever there was one to newark that was of the same timeframe as the movie never fixed up and never given a real chance to survive and today's society. It's a real shame but it depicts it perfectly times square where beauty came to die. No kidding in nineteen eighty six. When i was there there were multiple pornographic theaters and times square. The motion picture association of america introduced its rating system that included an x rating dip became associated with pornography. And so all the movies that were in times square were x. rated or the dreaded triple x. and everything was pornography back then pornography and. I should say drugs. The times square as a porn capital error was part of new york city's in the seventies and eighties amid its fiscal crisis. And later the crack cocaine epidemic which was rampant and it wasn't until the mid nineteen eighties that there was a push to clean up times square and new york city
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And i says no one and sold at. No one would asked me that question again. I put the script. And i'm to my car and forgot about it in a couple of weeks later i get a call from this guy says hey listen. We gave me the script Are you going to do it. And i says what script totally forgotten it and So finally i said oh. That's the script does on a guy center told me whatever the reason why i went through all that to the guided the woman who found scripted in the front seat of a car her husband was re renee hall and renee hall was a guy that was responsible responsible for doing all the sam cooke records and all that kind of stuff and that's how i ended up in the music business. Whatever did the producer on the street. Ever explain what he saw in you that he wanted to put you in the movies as soon as he lays on. Don't well he wasn't a producer. He's name was art names and he was the guy that wrote the script and he was almost like. I'm doing you know trying to get funding. Whatever get a go. And i'm never read the script and i had never. It wouldn't have made any difference that i read. I wouldn't know when i was reading and i to this day. I just don't i don't you give me a script. I've read certain parts. I won't i won't read all script and i think i developed it bad habit from that first show and i was the worst thing in the world wondering the worst movies ever made but something clicked obviously to make you want to do it again. Well because i was so poor. I was just so awful so horrendous as an actor. I didn't know you had to memorize dialogue. And the guy just like your camera. Setup food a light to be reflecting off your whatever lighting you want. While i didn't know they had to do all that kind of stuff because edmund. Whenever i took a picture like that they always say smile. You know Something like that but never. Don't be moving your arms around. They tell you well in a movie cam on a movie. They well move. Don't just stand there like a stiff. And so i just to move around a lot then i kept going and for still like with the acting some years later but i got lucky because i went over to paramount and they they needed someone to do like one line in a movie and this guy got got me into a senior director and boom and then the next thing shortly after that came John the true grit thing and we got lucky enough to which was an interesting story We walked on the major. This guy who was he wasn't really my agent but he did he would have been king kong agent if you've got a deal so they took me over to set of john wayne and the john wayne movie. There's this direct. Henry way is looking for one guy to his line One line forum. And would you like to to do it. And essentially john wayne. Yeah elliot liked to do so. We go to the studio and we're walk onto the set and there was this guy sitting there talking to another guy and a director's chair. And so allen is the agent. He pointed to The guy that you go and see that guy and tell them who you are and what you want. And i said well alan. How come you won't do it..
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Forty seven right and for three years and then we came back from japan of nuts state in japan all the time and then we came back to To the states the army froze all discharges on the the fifth july fifth july. They froze all discharge gotten on the fourth or the third or something like that. I missed it one day. Otherwise i would have stayed in the army right. I wouldn't have to go through this thing of listening. But i wanted to enlist because i wanted to be a part of this vast thing. Goldie united states army and particularly. We took all of that training that all of this stuff for nothing and now. I'm a civilian. No way no i wanted to be in the military and so i reenlisted and was eventually shipped to to korea. But before that they want. I want to the engineers and that didn't work out. I didn't try to be an engineer. The soldier you know and the true soldier was the guy that was in the infantry. So one thing led to another and i ended up going to the imagery and i'll be damned when i when i got the career that they didn't want me to change. My emma was to be a clerk. I don't know the soldier you know. So that was Until eventually i went with k company in the thirty ninth and then there. I stayed until we want to koji though which is something. In american history people really realize the enemy had captured a brigadier general. John f. t. dodds and we were going to free framingham and a lot of things happen but nothing ever in the we eventually went left coach it and We went back on the line like everybody else. Don't lines meeting front line. There's a couple of minutes remaining before our first break here. Mr keech and there's so much more to that story that will get to shortly but in speaking with korean war veterans before north korea invaded the south. Most american soldiers said they knew. Virtually nothing about korea. Did you know where it was. No never never never heard of. Yeah maybe on. The other side of the moon is something we never knew career what that what were your duties inside the second infantry division Just a regular introduce soldier to You know one Sitting around waiting for something to happen. You know going going out on patrols to to see if we could capture some of the enemy and the intel from them james. We need to take a break. I'm speaking with us. Army and korean war veteran james mcgeechan he's the recipient of the silver star and the purple heart. And we'll get into all of that when we come back on veterans chronicles. This is veterans chronicles. i'm greg columbus. Thanks so much for being with us. I'm honored to be joined today by james mcgeechan. He's a veteran of the korean. War was also enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry. And we'll learn a little bit more about that later on cert- we've talked about your general assignments inside the second infantry division but it's a miracle that you're still here to tell the story..
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"I'll met. Again. I was really lucky. There is maybe I think the DOC said he took out about thirty pieces. Is Kind of interesting because he said. You know. The shrapnels going to your body, the muscle naturally try to get rid of shrapnel so that Muthu the. Surface of the skin. And then you could start popping out lack. pimples. And most of them were my back or my side but it. It was true. I was a life of the party, but I came home. Hey, want to pop out some shrapnel go. Yeah. Squeeze it. I was glad when that Entertainment cease to things. Much more with US Army, Vietnam veteran Vincent Okamoto right after the break on veterans chronicles. We are back on Veterans Chronicles I'm Greg Columbus honored to be joined today by US Army Vietnam veteran and Judge Vincent. Okamoto is the most highly decorated. Japanese American to survive the Vietnam War. We've discussed the horrific events of August, nineteen, sixty, eight, and sir. I wanted to get a little more of an idea of what your duties had been leading up to that during your tour in. Vietnam. So what were you and your men doing prior to the events of August twenty four initially I was assigned. As a rifle platoon leader. And we just stopped around the jungle Looking for North Vietnamese. took. Over a company rightful company, her head three tunes under me. then. I went up to. Three be battalion. Officer. And I worked very closely with a special forces on about the call the Phoenix program. So. You learn that. There's nothing more wretched. In the World Michigan Infantry. Out there slog around into. In the rice patty water and swamps. The. Hardest things. the war went on seven days a week. We're all through holidays. Like the first time when the monsoon season started. The. Rain came down. I'm being pelted with these big gloves of water I'm thinking what? In America. But it rains people go indoors. Just like bears. We we live out there. The only part that's going to be driving top of your head because you got help it. But. For Nineteen twenty year old kids, and that's why had in my. it was wretched experience. It took it took maybe a month. Before Newbie Neff N. G.. Could be acclimated. Also. Learn, the lessons you need to know. Until that's why the new guys are treated so badly because the old timers and say, Hey. I made it this far, and now I have the stupid kid from back just in the world. Is GonNa step on a minder booby-trapped, GonNa kill me. He's not going to see the firing portable bunker and it's going to get me killed. It was tough on the new guys. It was really tough on the new guys because no one wanted them around. They are afraid of them. And it was a cruel experience but that was part of the ritual being Vietnam if you're neff. Edgy. Your. Pariente. So you yourself. So what was it like for you when you're the new guy? Second lieutenants in the infantry are kind of like being child molesters. No one likes them. Most. Than men that your? Command have more time in country are more experienced. I had one guy come up to be my first day I was introducing myself so. And this one guy says you know I?.
"us army" Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
"So, in the time since we spoke to, Jordan, you'll the bill has failed to reach committee but I think it definitely made a statement. The US army has posits Swiss streaming and it's also unbanned Jordan. You'll. So maybe this is the end of kind of recruitment I. Hope. So I mean it's pretty troubling at least to me. Yeah. Me Too I. Mean I guess less. So if this activism has actually encouraged them to think about what they're doing and put an end to it but when I think about it now that we've talked about it, I guess I'm just not really surprised that they were doing that like it's kind of unfortunately expected. Yeah. Yeah, I mean we tend to assume the worst and Tie. and. There's a world where they can just go back to recruiting on twitch right? Like it shaking real time. They may resume their streaming activity at any moment but Jordan describes himself as an activist and this seems like a very effective implementation of that activism, right? Yeah. I mean it's hard to deny that he like wedding got shit done. I like you know it's easy to tweets to tweet the tweet and make fun of them. But he he went and did something like he confronted it and then he followed through and got involved with like the proper processes. The political wheel turned and you know something happened and it didn't strike me as as hard. You know like a he just sort of spoke up and then stayed involved like you said the follow through. was there an America talking about the military's anything other than necessary? Noble can get you in a lot of hot water respect for the troops is almost the MEAM, right? It is a mean just respect the troops at that episode of Beau, Jack, horsemen yes. It's something I do without question which is lousy because democracies the people should have a say in how their country is run and how the armed forces which is made up of regular Americans are deployed. I. Feel like maybe our parallel is the royal family. Like. If anyone over here. Says that they think there should be a royal family like. There are some. There are some hounds in this country where you just can't say that. That's wild. Well. I mean your country seems weird to me my country seems weird to you. This is the world we live in and I think this is what makes this particular story. So worth considering there aren't yet laws for things like this. Bill is unusual because rapid response to tech related social issues like we discussed just doesn't really happen technology surprises, people, the people who made it and the people who use it and things don't always shake out the way anyone intense. This is why tech culture is such a good topic for a podcast, right? Yes. So much so much to do that. Do. You know what I like about this story Joshua Up. It's the game owes in capital gamers get a bad rap often for very good reason. But here is someone who loves video games and cares about what they are being used for acting on that and doing something about it. In a way. That is good. Did you. Are you saying Gamers Rise up? Next time on Wild Wild Tech Jordan tells us all about Tiktok and lesbian dating I am so excited. Wild while tech is a studio seventy-one original podcast and a spoke media production. It's hosted by me, Josh Rivera, and Jordan Erika. Weber. You can find us at J. Rivera zero to on twitter and Jordan Weber. Dot. com. Our Producers Cody, Hof Michael, and Daniel Kastner with help from what is Mendoza. Jones and Caroline Hamilton. This episode was mixed by will short our executive producer Steven Perlstein Andrew Sealy. For Studio Seventy One and elites have a Colin and Heath Reynolds. For spoke media. Special. Thanks to Jordan you'll for letting us into his world of twitch activism. If you want follow us on social media at wild wild tech pod. Thanks for listening. Park Article Summons. He's so cute. You know. He gets me all flustered..
"us army" Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
"us army" Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
"Work. I usually have to do more than just play them. Sadly, no one is paying me to just sit there and play with you. Yeah. This is a common misconception also deal with it's one that's coming up even more now that there's another way to play video games for money right switch. How do you feel about switch? I've actually started streaming onto it. Recently, I've done it like four times I've had I've got like thirty followers in twitter dot TV slash Jerick Weber, check it out like in subscriber more But. Yeah. The dream of twitch right is like with a decent Internet connection a big enough personality you can build a following of people who just like watching you play games, right getting a followers maybe advertisers will pay you. But like writing about games, there's some pretty big catches. So here's an example of that. What does this sound like to you? Jordan? Morris because they're not really. I mean it sounds like a church street where a male male twitch streamer and Gunshots. So I'm guessing he's playing like a multiplayer game. He's saying words I don't understand these games I play as you can probably tell. Now look at the video specifically at the bottom left hand corner where you can see the guy playing which by the way I think every post that I do from now on it's going to say who in it just a flex wow. Okay. This guy has a funny on that. Like a military hold on. Let me like. I don't know what this high is, but it looks like he could be in the army. And that's a big American flag behind him. But honestly, that could mean anything I know that people in your country like to do that. There's also a huge. Stuffed animal behind him. Some posters on the wall looking very like call of GT Yeah Big Gamer, energy big military energy. He's an active duty soldier in the US army and his job is to stream on twitch. Explain because he is working in recruitment. So the army has moved from the halls of high schools to a new hot spot where all the young people are twitch and the army has come under fire for the ethics of this new strategy at the center of this is an activist who got banned from an arm twitch streams chat for typing the phrase W4 are cr one m E. W. Four C. One. E A war crime except in the speak exactly because the army's twitch channel automatically sensors the real phrase. So this was the way of the activists convincing censorship and the army didn't take kindly to it oh. Cool. Nice. Really Chill Guy and the nice time getting my dude. So we talked to the guy who did this and this little bit of trolling ended up going along way all the way to the halls of Congress we cannot complete war military service with this kind of gamified format. When we get back, we'll unravel the army's relationship with video games. So from one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two today, and we'll hear Jordan you'll tell his. 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Suspect not as much as in the US but I've definitely seen it when I was a kid it was really common for them to come to high schools while I wish I was surprised of, I guess the closest comparison the I have is I do remember that was this post school down the road for me that had compulsory cadet training but that seemed kind of weird said did they Come off to you then very good at their jobs but not good enough to get me to sign up although I guess I mean this feels different right like coming to twitch thought feels different that feels more targeted. Yeah. It's much more intense and our activists we mentioned earlier is going to get in so that when we talked to him, but while a twitch part is new, the army actually has a long history of working with video games going back to the eighties, a two thousand fourteen guardian article by Simon Parke, and gives a nice summary of their relationship which has always been very close. I know that guy he is very good and very handsome. Yeah. I Adore Simon. Parkin's where his book death by video game is one of my favorite games and he writes like a handsome man would. So I agree with you. So the way Simon breaks it down is in the nineteen eighties Darpa.
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And that has taken many millions of dollars a years of effort to get to the point where now you can ask if the permission can we try this human? So it's a it's a lot of effort, establish the safety and efficacy animals, and then you go to the FDA say I'd like to run trials try the Swiss with humans who really may not have any alternatives to heal injuries. So we're really excited to be able to just. Start doing that in the next eighteen months. What's the working relationship with the FDA? Like how often do you have to check back in with them at each step of the process than how arduous is the approval? Well, the has been great actually to work with you know you hear horror stories but we have found that they are very forthcoming will give you a lot of implants taken the approach of talk with them early and often. And we really benefited from that. So we we think the FDA for helping us understand what what's required. So almost caught up to where you are right now but there's so much more to talk about here Louis. Let's pause one more time with Louis Alvarez. He's the founder of Thera- adaptive. He's a US Army veteran and we're talking about ways to regenerate bone and tissue to help our wounded warriors and Americans dealing with all sorts of issues. Perhaps down the road, we'll be right back. Welcome back to veterans chronicles happy to be joined today by Luis Alvarez a US Army veteran west point graduate, and he's now the founder of adaptive and we've been talking about pursuing this vision of making more regenerative bone and tissue material to help our wounded warriors and its technology and and developments that could certainly help Americans dealing with all sorts of injuries and other ailments as as time goes on. So.
"us army" Discussed on The Esports Minute
"Sports minute presented by e sports network in July. The US Army took a hiatus from twitch as public outcry and bill in the US. House of Representatives took aim at the military's use of video game streaming. The US Army is an active sports endorser, many eastwards, companies including complexity and ESL have deals in place with some of the armed forces be at the Navy Airforce, marines or the army itself. The US Army East sports twitch channel became the source of controversy after viewers would into the stream and started commenting things about war crimes. When the army moderator then banned users civil rights groups like the American, Civil Liberties Union or to this was a violation of free speech as the Army's eastward team is federally funded in late July representative Alexandria Cossio Cortez introduced an amendment to a bill that would make it illegal for the armed forces to recruit via livestream platforms like twitch. In late July representative Alexandria causing Cortez introducing the amendment to a bill that would make it illegal for the armed forces to use live streaming platforms like twitch ostensibly for recruiting the bill is defeated in the US House revs by a vote of two, ninety, two to one, twenty six. With the return to which today, the US army said, they are re examining the process for how bands are levied on the platform. Instead of moderators outright banning people into its chat, they'll put them in a glorified time out. So their contact could be examined in a bank then be levied if justified while bands may not be handed out as freely as they were the first time around the US army store reserves the right to ban people from the channel if they're violating, which has guidelines when the US army goes live again, comments will the flood the page it'll be interesting to see how the story develops. The civil rights groups decided to get more involved with monitoring the US Army's twitch channel. That's this episode of the Sports Minute once more sports content for this weekend our latest on the Sports Network podcast is an interview with Todd Citra. He's the senior vice president and general manager of Competitive Games for EA Games, he talks sports sims is not so great reputation and why he believes sports will eventually dwarf everything else in East Sports, which is certainly quite a topic as always I'll be back on Monday with the BBC's story of the day in just a few minutes..
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"It was a hundred miles and the middle of the night. It was snowing temperatures about ten degrees. We are in an open jeep floorboards of jeep or made of steel, and they very quickly became quite cold and that cold penetrated combat boots. We had an pretty soon. We didn't feel anything for our waste, down. There was a terrible trip. And that was one hundred miles, hundred miles over two days. Two days. What happened once you got up there combat right away. Absolutely. Tell me about it? Well, we were assigned to the ADS, Entry Division as to provide backup. For the infantry. and. We essentially guarding the south flank of the. German offensive. It consisted of Battles in various localities. WAS, one? Great offensive, but it was spread out over. A front of a number of miles with the eightieth division. But it was in snow which by this time. Amount to about a foot deep and. Of course we're well, we're have to. See. In, sleeping bags and the snow. and. I must say I combat mission that. We were assigned to. The gun next door to mine. Had A shell that blew up in the barrel of the mortar killing or wounding near Tyre crew that was attending gun and. I remember. My friends and cut off right there. It. WAS A. Very, bad introduction to what followed I must say. How. Did you get focused after seeing something like that? Well. That was just the introduction but. It was caused by the ammunition that we were firing. It was. having initially. Of. Fraudulently made. It had serial numbers and later were issued a sheet. Numbers on them, not to fire that guy's ammunition that came from the Garson brothers and Arkansas. and. We had other incidents. But. None as banners that first one. So, what was it like to engage in combat for the first time with your mortar? Well. It it just consisted. Of following orders. So there was a forward observer who is identifying the targets. That we were. Shooting at and that information came back to us in the form of numbers. What we? Aim, are, mortar. and. Reaction to combat was simply following those orders and dropping mortar shells down the barrel and firing them. Now the mortar shells themselves Wait about twenty five pounds and the and had about twelve pounds of TNT. In them. So they they were really vicious weapons. Consisted of. White Phosphorus for smokescreens and high explosive of for essentially killing the troops. So. Have We. We would alternate that depending upon what the order. That came to US watch. But, our reaction to combat was simply following orders. But you're getting very precise with this, correct, though quite show. A. These. Motors. Were rifled just like a A. Hundred rifle and. The gun was fired. There was a copper of pleat which would expand without explosion and engage in those. He granted lands and grooves call them or the rifling. and which was put the spin on the mortar and the mortar was really quite accurate as a consequence of heavy can spin being. Imparted to, it? Let's talk about that a little bit more right. After this break, we'll be right back with art spalding on veterans chronicles. We. Are Back on veterans chronicles. I'm Greg Corrobos. Thanks for being with us. Honored to be joined today by Arthur spalding, a world war, two veteran of the US army, and we're just talking about his service at the battle of the bulge. Before we get back to what happened there..
"us army" Discussed on theScore Esports Podcasts
"All right before we get into this story. I want to make sure that you all know that. If you want more sports, gaming and streaming news like this, then you should watch cloud. It's a weekly show. We do on Wednesday at one PM Eastern over a twist on TV. Sasha's for sports. Where we talk about news, we have opinions and we make fun of calling for being a boomer time. Anyway. This whole US army thing kind of started on June thirtieth when the US eastwards team gotten a conversation with discord on twitter which they ended with an. So, obviously that super fucking cringing doubly so coming from the US Army but if people realize wait, the US army has sports teams, and they do. It's kind of weird, but they haven't. Eastwards team called the US Army East sports and they've been around since November, two thousand eighteen. They have been kind of low key, but they have been around the US armed forces have been using E. Sports gaming recruitment platform for years America's Army, a series of video games, developed and published by the US army since two thousand and two, meanwhile in East Sports, the US Air Force sponsored Illeg, and the Austin Major and if you don't remember a uniform air, force sergeant came out to give doodle. doodle the MVP trophies at the Boston Major, but not everyone has been super comfortable with the US armed forces presence in East sports and gaming over the years. There has been criticism of the US Army sports team much like there's criticism of any recruitment material that the US army puts out, and if you don't believe me, just take a look at the response to their initial tweets, many people view the aiming of military recruitment material at younger people as problematic. You've got young impressionable people. Being told that playing a life of video games has somehow prepare them for an actual armed conflict whether you support the existence of a military or not. That doesn't make a lot of sense. That army sports doesn't just promote an unrealistic image of what being in the military is actually like, but they're also targeting their message at people who may not have the skills to be in the army are more receptive to the message because they're playing video games about shooting now. That doesn't mean that everyone is against recruitment just that there are some serious ethical questions about aiming recruiting material at gamers. Gamers, but what happened next is when things really went off the rails for US Army's sports on July first day after that cringe woo, tweet people decided to make a game of speed speechwriting getting banned from the US Army's discord server mostly by linking with article that lists US war crimes and on July eighth sports twitter guy. Rod Slash Breslau shared a video of activists and political consultant Jordan. Going into the US army twitch chat and typing. What's your favorite war crime? Then a link that appear article about US war-crimes before getting ban shortly after cool. Nice really chill guy. Have, a nice time getting banned my dude, the streamer at the time was Joshua's strontium, eight twelve year army veteran, and between his reaction and getting banned, people started to see if they can get on the army's bad side to chat was quickly inundated with more people asking about US war crimes, and quickly getting banned themselves and the US Army wasn't the only branch of the armed forces to get ban happy on twitch all went over to the US news twitch channel, and the whole war crimes stick their two leading to him getting band, and of course more people getting banned for doing it as well, and in the middle of all, this all reported that the US army was posting links. Chat that they said. We're links to give away to win an xbox elite series to controller, and allegedly they actually led to recruitment for them when I reached to the US Army for more information on what happened, and if they were aware that the links, they were sending outlet recruitment forums, they said that the giveaways are in fact real and they've given away ten controllers, setups and chairs over the last year. We have a standard form that is used for all activities, but each action has a marketing code associated with it to ensure this emissions are connected to the correct event or giveaway. The team is exploring options to customize giveaway pages to provide more external clarity KOTOK. Kotok Nathan Grayson reported on July sixteenth that twitch has intervened and forced the US army to remove their giveaway links now I wanNA take a second to say that I think most people who are posting about US war crimes, and getting banned in twitch chat were doing it because they were questioning the morality of recruiting gamers on twitch. I have to imagine that a lot of people getting in on this just want to get in on a big trolling campaign, but many people do feel strongly about this many myself included feel very uncomfortable with the US armed forces, trying to use twitter as an arm to recruit gamers, and some people even feel like these twitch bands. Unconstitutional Warriors Tonight First Amendment, Institute at Columbia University representing Jordan. Wool say that banning him and others from the US Army and navy twitter chats was unconstitutional and a violation of their rights to free speech. The Army and Navy eastwards teams banning of users based on their speech about war crimes as unconstitutional when the government intentionally opens a space to the public at large for expressive activity, it has created a public forum under the First Amendment and cannot constitutionally speakers from that forum based on a viewpoint, these principles apply with full force in the digital spear, including on social media platforms as courts have emphasized in recent cases, basically the US Army and navy twitch channels are a government backed open forum which. Which means a banning US citizens for discussing war-crimes is unconstitutional and violates their right to free speech now when I reach out to the US army, I asked for their comment on the accusation that banning all and others from their twitch channel was unconstitutional, and here's what they told me. The team members did not ban the users because of viewpoints they banned him for behavior intended to harass the great and intimidate which violates the twitch community guidelines. Since the team started on twitch, the had specific chat rules on the page that clearly states harassing behavior will not be tolerated. Those chat rules include not harassing people, not spamming or otherwise disrupting the stream, and not pushing personal agendas quote again with respect to. The US, army sports team social media pages were being spammed with. What's your favorite war-crime memes and questions? The East sports team blocked the term warcrimes in its twitter channel after discovering the trend was meant to troll and harassed the team twitch members used creative spelling to continue related posts, following the guidelines and policies set by the US army eastwards team band users from his account due to concern. Concern over posted content and website links that were considered harassing and degrading nature, and when I reached out to the US Navy, they give me a pretty similar answer. We moderate channel in accordance with our posted channel rules which are available to everyone who chooses to participate in the chat. We strive to allow for maximum freedom of discussion in our chat and seek to only those who break the. The posted rules or engage in personal attacks against our streamers or their family. We have a system whereby offenders given several chances to correct infractions prior to being banned, and our moderators will engage with those who violate the rules to inform them of which channel rules they have broken. This is done in an attempt to to allow for maximum amount of free, civil and open discourse if someone feels. Feels like they have been unfairly man. They have every contact moderator for an explanation and possible unbanning now the warriors of the night. Institute already have a response lined up for that. They say quote Mr. All speech does not constitute harassment under the terms of service which define harassment to mean any content or activities that attempts to intimidate the great abuse or creates a hostile environment for other. Mr Olsen messages drew attention to prior us. Military actions in the context of the army and navy is use of twitch a recruiting tool. His messages were quintessential political speech which lie at the core the First Amendment, so it seems like the US. Army may have really fucked up here. Which is why they're taking a break when I, so they told me the team is reviewing ways to customize its giveaway submission forms and provide more clarity for each of its giveaways. The team has streaming to review internal policies and procedures as well. Well as platform, specific policies to ensure guidelines for participating in this are clear before streaming resumes, Oh, and to top this off. Vice reported that Alexandra Cossio Cortez the silver, three league player and US representative from New York has filed.
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Welcome to Veterans Chronicles Greg Columbus. I'm honored to be joined today by Louis Graziano. He is a World War Two veteran of the US army. He's also the author of a Patriots Memoirs of World War and Mr Graziano. Thank you very much for being with US thank you. Where were you born and raised Sir Mornin? Easter New York grew there in villa. Went into the service. Tell us a little bit about your family and growing up in the depression will yes. We five children and my parents came from Italy and they had time getting started. Because I didn't know the language. Good I remember one time. My.
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Hi I'm Greg Columbus our guest this week on veterans chronicles. Is Charles Burgess King. He's a veteran of the US army and the war in Iraq. He's also the founder of the Veterans Veterans Higher Education Corporation and Charles. Thank you very much for being with us. So thank you for having Greg. You were actually born in Liberia. Tell us a little bit about your family there and what it was like growing up. Yes I I'm originally from Monrovia. Liberia interesting story. I was adopted My adopted family actually actually worked my biological family. Excuse me actually worked for my adopted family. It's a little bit tricky And so when my parents were very young when they had me and were in no position to really take care of a child and that was when my adopted family stepped in sort of raised me so I was really really raised by my adopted family. And frankly that's really the only family I know And so I have four sisters When I speak of my family I'm speaking of might adopted family. which is the family that raised me so I was we? I was raised in Liberia until about ten twelve years old and my family moved to the United States During the midst of the civil war and that was actually what brought me here talk about the intensity that civil war and what what the impact was on your family. Well I was a child but I do remember A few things. My Mom had left my grandmother in charge to Babysit My sister and I and she had when for think some event or something and basically I remember hearing guns firing gunshots going going off and there must have been like different checkpoints and borders and parameters setup and so basically. My mother was stuck where she she was And we were stuck where we were Because she couldn't get back to us but thankfully my grandmother was there with my sister and I I remember It was seeing like the rebels but we were. My family and I were endorse. Were in the house pretty much for the most part thankfully thankfully we had food and all of the necessities but we didn't really Go out very much because my grandmother was afraid Of something not only happening to us. But she didn't really want any activity of people going exiting or entering because she didn't know who was looking who was watching who would follow that sort of thing so At the time she communicated with my mom via phone calls. That's pretty much Asia. Most of what I remember. I do remember I would hear you know look the missiles and and guns firing but I didn't really see any of those things because we were pretty much stuck in the house. So how long were you separated from here pats. We were separated. I would save for about a month In and the reason being was because Like you know it was the rebels that would take an over the entire city and so they have set up different and checkpoints in different areas. And so if you wanted to make it back to you know where you're going you'd have to go through whatever checkpoint they had set up in addition to whatever checkpoints to military has set up and there was a lot of people are just afraid that there would not have made it back so at that point We were basically Communicating with my parents or families were communicating with other family members us through Via phone calls to tell them you know where they were that they were fine. You know where they should go. You know that sort of thing And so we were separated rated from my mom for about a month But my mother at the time wanted to has sent somewhere that was safer which interest to an uncle's that live on. I mean probably about twenty minutes from where we lived But it was. It was a difficult thing. Because we live smack DAB in the city and that was really where most of the activity was going on and at that time they were capturing people taken little boys taking little girls so it was a very It was very scary time and my grandmother and my Mother did not want to take any chances news of having us. Try to relocate during the midst of all of that so when things sort of slowed now my mother came back home and we then I went to a ankles who lived moines like the countryside area. And how quickly after that did you leave the country. So that's a very interesting story. I had Komo. I the first time I came to you to America. I was probably four or five years old but I came for a wedding. I was a ring bearer and my mother. Her took me back home And she had been trying to get me Visas a visitation visa for many many years To come here but it just never worked out and so. My mother had a close friend who was an American citizen. But she was married to a Liberian Syrian guy and so when when the war broke out and everything was. You know really difficult Her friend decided that she was going to take Acre kids and go to the. US Embassy. You know I tried to get out of there and so my mother then told her because my mother at the time actually wasn't there my mother said is there any way that you could take Me and my sister With few to the US embassy. And by the time. I get back I would I would try to coming. Get them from you. And so her friend and ends up taking my sister and I and she was with her husband and her kids and we went to. US Awesome Embassy and actually once. She'd told him that she was an American citizen and she had a passport in. You know these are my kids. These are my family did pretty much. It's just like rushed us through the gate through the US embassy And she called my mom or she was able to get in touch with my mother and told her that We had been Like they they had us in the embassy amish she said but hey I'm planning on going to going back to the states My oldest sister lived in the states at the time and so she said I think it would be a wise idea for all of us to just go along so that the kids are fine. You don't have to worry as much and so as fate would have it. That was literally how we came to the United States because Were technically all for kids. So we left from the US embassy in Liberia we were airlifted to Ghana. Clot clot flight to the Ivory Coast left. We were in the eye because maybe for a couple of weeks left from their flu Caught caught connecting flight through Senegal and actually land at Dulles airport and my sister. I had a sister at the time. Who lived in Fairfax and so my mother got in touch with her? And say you know your brother and your sister's coming so meet them at the airport that sort of thing and so that was actually how came to the United States states. It's an amazing story. Eventually you get to Massachusetts. Yes that's where you graduated high school. And then shortly after that that she decided to join the army armie what went into that decision. Well truthfully speaking I've always been a studious kid. I always knew I wanted to go to school and and study and at the time I remember my sister telling me that they may not be able to afford paying for for my tuition and but I honestly at I didn't really know what that meant. So even though they had had the whole conversation with me I was still submitting submitting college applications. As if you know everything which is going to work in the end and so I remember thinking to myself you know Charles you want to go to school and you're GonNa go to school but you know you don't find something else to do besides partying etc etc.. And so I said yeah well you know. I'm going to join the National Guard. I will say it was a big push from my family For financial reasons but at the time time I remember feeling as though I had no interest or desire to join the military because when I in my mind I thought what it meant to join to join meant to go to war. And that's that's not what I wanted to do. And so I thought I said well. You know I'll join the national guard because it's one weekend a month two weeks in the summer. A Matt really going anywhere. I get to go to school and I get to do this in the pay for tuition and all that stuff so at the time I thought okay. You have a plan so graduates. I graduated from High School. Bill went off to basic training. Came back actually. The day before Thanksgiving Started Spring Semester at Dean College in Massachusetts in January my unit was mobilized in February to go to Iraq This I think this is probably a two two thousand thousand one or two thousand and two his nine eleven happened in two thousand one so is around two two thousand and two And so my unit was mobilized in February and I was scared I was. I was scared because I didn't I didn't know what I was up against. I had just finished basic basic training. Just got into school. I'm thinking you know life was going to be all school and you know I have the one week One weekend we can a month two weeks in the summer obligation and so I get military orders saying that as of such and such date. You're no longer you're in school and you have to report to this unit. Keep in mind I had never even been to my unit before I had never met anyone at this unit so I literally really had to get out of school. Move Out of my dorm room and my Monday. The Friday routine was going gene reporting to my unit in preparation to deploy to Iraq. So how long did you do that before. You actually deployed the processing period. It probably at say took about six months. We spent a lot of time in Massachusetts because we were waiting for a lot of our equipment to to get there after we received like Humvees and you know off things that we needed to go overseas with we are my unit we drove down to Fort Addicts New Jersey and that was where we did a lot of our training in I guess in processing to get ready to go overseas sought doc safe from that time up until I got to Fort Dix and left for thick. Dick's it was probably around seven. Seven eight months the whole the whole thing in its entirety And then we arrived in Kuwait We were at a military base. Call Doha Camp Doha. Oh Heart And then from there which is like they're in processing for being on ground And then from there my a unit went up to Iraq Charles. Let's pause right there. We'll pick up your story when we come right back on veterans chronicles. Welcome back to veterans. Chronicles I'm greg. Columbus honored to adjoining studio today..
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"The tank apparently was shot as he was escaping the the tape and that was it the next day when our troops went back up to recover the tank they found three men who attempted to leave uh-huh through the Turret neatly laid out all three very neatly next to each other covered with dirt their bodies were covered with their except that their heads heads were exposed and they pull the aerial broke the aerial from the tank planted in the ground with a piece of white cloth on so that our people I guess would find them and I suppose there must have been some compassionate German soldiers to do that to these three men and so that they could find the bodies. Now the thing about that is one of those. Three men was a member of my community. Tom Coachee a kid from my town. So when I went back on my furlough I want to tell you this because it is one of the most Shero and mistakes that I made in my life as a young nineteen year old I went home on a furlough and his mother wanted to know more about the story and when I would walk home the owned a black Chevrolet with yellow wheels and I see this car in front of my home and I wouldn't go home and that happened on two occasions and I really eighty got scolded from my parents. Because they didn't WanNA talk to but I'll tell you what I was just young and I was immature and I didn't know how to tell his weeping mother about her child's yeah and till today. I regret very very much that I had never done that. I thought I would just mention that. So how did you deal with that You you knew this person. It's one of the earliest actions of you being in combat. What was your reaction? I didn't see it personally but you know oh by this time. You're pretty hard and you you this stuff. You're so busy you're so involved that maybe some of this stuff doesn't bother. You took ten years later and I understand that is the case with many soldiers and at the time you just go on you pick up your gun and you go on and that is pretty much the way I feel into Tansu your question. Where does your unit go after the gap he has The Germans were building. They had a strong force in the area of Nancy Ford. Now that was about a three hundred mile ride and we took off and before getting there we got to a town called. I think she launched were there was a ordinance. A large ordinance depot unbelievably unbelievably. You'd wonder how that existed without being bombed out. It was so large that they were able to retract that she forty five tanks. They were every tank at a complete shuttle tracks. Every motor was redone replaced. And then we were sent onto new Ford Villa. Now for the SEC was a under. I understand from reading about it. It was a three war fort wart built to guard Nancy. And we got there and of course We got set up and sent into battle and we moved up and as we moved up. Oh about maybe a half a mile or quarters of a mile in front of us is big black monster and we we start moving up and there were wasn't much German resistance in there and as we moved in to where it got to where things kind of slowed down and Seem that we didn't want to fight. The Germans did want to fight and and we be Kinda just still made it and then moved back at night. Ah Dork at nightfall. We moved back not very four where we could actually see the Germans and they could see us and they didn't bother us and we didn't bother them because I guess everybody realize there was no sense in anybody getting killed or wounded when there was nowhere to go because up in front was the monster during the fighting was taking place out around there but our particular group was stuck right there then later we did eventually go around the town and we found that it was heavily mined and because we did lose three tanks were at least just tracks by hitting mines when we he went on to win next destination. And where was that. You're getting to the eastern part of France. Now what came next okay. So we're moving on now as we're movie north they're talking about the Bilgin Bulge and we expected or suspected that that's where we were going now. The Belgian was couple. Komo show ahead but there was talk about it so I guess they knew that the Germans were building up forces there and the way nightfall. We pull into BIVOUAC back into a small town call. Los A- meals we pulled down this dirt lane and lift up into an apple orchard and I recall. There was a little church stone antiquated church down in that hollow. That had beautiful flowers unkept vegetation Asian around a church and we pulled up over the church up into the apple orchard and our entire talion spread out. Everything was fine. My tank came up right above the church on the lawn and the bottom end and we were told that we were going to have a day of rest so the next day it would be a day of arrest and prepare us before we moved on and it was beautiful situation there in this apple orchard so the following morning quiet warning shadows from the sun on the the apple trees you know had no no leaves on them at this point and it was beautiful. Just flanking all the ground and and I was about to take feel bad. I stripped to the waist turned over. My helmet filled it with cold water and I was about to shower or wash and suddenly a shell came over. We heard the whistle and my God. We were under attack. We were under attack attack and everybody runs for shelter. And so I with two others ran to the take crawled under the tank. As two of the other fellas colors climbed up and got inside the tank and I happened to be on the left side right along bogey wheels and we laid there and scared as hell course. I was naked to the waist and shaking from cold and also being scared and the shelves began to command the first shelves where over that sounded pretty good. We could tell you can hear the whistle and you hold your breath and wait for the crack and most were over for. Oh maybe fiber ten shells and we thought I thought boy. That's the end of it. This is finally missed well. The day before two men walked through the camp. They seemed the little suspicious but no one challenged them. In fact they walked right past my Tankan pass myself and others and everyone thought they were friendly freshman but later we suspect that that they may have spotted us and went back and eventually the shelves began dropping into the Orchard. One of the shells dropped right next to the tank where I was under on that very side and my body went into complete shock. I felt that I was hit by a thousand watts and I I was able to think okay. My mind was fine. My mind was fine and I was grateful for that but I knew that I was. I knew that my hands and my body was hit because the shrapnel came in between the bogey wheels and got on that side so the chilling continued food for another ten minutes or so and during this time I would need time to tell you what went through my mind. And that's such that you get not knowing if your wounded badly whether you're going home crippled will you die all of this kind of thing those through your mind at a time when you're laying there waiting for this to end. Well I I eventually was pulled out from under the tank and sent off to feel hospital with someone's in my hands arms and legs. My main body was not touched. The head was not touched. I was very very grateful for that. Incredible Story Sir. What was the recovery like from that? I came back to the United States. Oh as along you know you go from a field hospital to hospital. In France then flight to England from England to the United States righty General Hospital in Springfield Missouri where they Their specialty was hands and my right hand is damaged badly with little finger. My small fingers lost and other fingers are damaged. But I've manage my life. Okay with that eventually you just becomes part of you and you go through life. Our guest veterans chronicles. Is Daniel Durso. He's a US Army veteran one of World War Two served in the seven hundred second tank battalion Attached to the ATF. Army division serve Obviously that was the ended the war for you in terms of combat but being with this tank battalion being with the division all the time I know other stories Come to mind when serving with these guys in such close quarters. What are some of the more interesting experiences that come to mind? Even all these years later I'd like to tell you that I had an experience sometime in May prior to d day General Patton by the way we were in the Third Army General Patton's Third Army General General Pet and call the meeting of his officers in Southampton and they requested a honor guard of forty eight men from my outfit and and I was lucky to be one of the forty eight minutes like did the day of the fair. It took place in a small soccer field and all the officers. Hundreds were up in the bleachers features and it was pretty exciting days down below and car pulls up with the flag and so forth on stores and General Patton POPs out and ran ran out rights over to the honor guard and started down and he started down the first rule. I happened to be in the first row and I was about the sixth or seventh person down and he would ask a question or make a statement in front of each boy rapidly doing this. He got in front of the fell in front of me and he said what is your name and he gets to me and he said where were you from the person after me. I think you'll make a hell of a soldier and on down and that was really really an exciting part of the experience and I might say that if if you saw the movie Patton. The opening of the movie is patent expanding excerpts from his very speech that he gave that day now I could also think of one other experience that I'd like to tell you that I would not like to happen again. We're driving a dirt lane. One of the days in France and I smoked at the time. I don't smoke now and having for years but I smoked at the time and I was up on top of the tank. We were moving along this lane infantry walking along along with us and I haven't lit up a cigarette and one of the infantry guys called pay soldier how about a cigarette. We had lots of cigarettes by the way because the rations I would have little tax of three or four. I think it was four cigarettes in east little pack and you know they were wrapped in paper not in not in S- in the foil foil that cigarettes were generally wrapped in at the time. Only two of us in the tank smoke three did not result. We have lots of cigarettes and so I- through an out in another fellow said. Hey how about a cigarette and before you know it. We're having a great time with joking back and forth and I'm throwing cigarettes out and this went on for maybe about about twenty minutes or a half hour the road so we get back into BIVOUAC and one of the fellows from tank. Who didn't smoke is standing near the tank with his? He's got over. His shoulder is grease gun and he said. Hey Dan you through my cigarettes away and I said they weren't your cigarettes. They were everybody's cigarettes he said. No he you said you smoked yours. They weren't your cigarettes he said. And you through my cigarettes away. You had no right to do that and you know it started getting a little hot. He said get your. I thought this guy is challenging to do. He's standing there with his cover shoulder and he says to me. Get your gun so is I'm working toward walking towards the thing and you know I had no idea. I have no idea what I would have done would what I intended to do what was going to happen. I had no idea but as I walked by all of the guys jumped in and you know it Kinda China really serve the Save the day so that was an experience. I would never want to have again so that of course though I might add that you know you're GonNa tank in crew and the next day you forget all about this because he's there to take your life and you're there to protect his life so you sit all of these things aside and just go and fighting that's amazing that's just absolutely amazing and you bring up a good point there and that's even though you're there for each other you're fighting for each other's back you're all. I'll obviously fighting for the American cause but stress builds and Anxiety builds and you write what about this a.
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"Our guest this week on the chronicles is Daniel Durso. He is a US Army veteran run of World War Two he served in a tank battalion in the European theater. Anisa thank you very much for being with US thank you. Let's start at the very beginning of your story. When and where were you born why I was born in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania freeland Pennsylvania the years at most of us were nineteen twenty four four and talk about growing up in that community As a child. Obviously when you're about five or so the Great Depression hit What was it like in your family? Well I'll tell you what growing up during the depression as a teenager was a tremendous challenge. There was all kinds of sacrifices that had to not made and there are a lot of stories that I could tell that took place in my family and during the depression days and one was as an example where they were eight children so Eight children and my mother made nine people now. The ice cream store down in town so to dips of ice cream. Dip of ice for a dime and each Friday. We would get three ice cream cones each person would either get a ice cream or a ice or cone and this was set up in such an efficient way that it revolved evolved and everybody's got an equal treat all the time now. That was one of the kinds of things that happened within the family and other in fact back. That's where we got our first radio by the way we got our first radio in nineteen thirty seven and that was quite a treat in something big change in our family something that maybe might be worth saying that during that time. President Roosevelt had a program called the new deal and part of that was the WPA the APPEA- a most people may not have heard of that. It was the workers program for married men and each person received forty three dollars a a month just to put some money in the House and another plan was CCC where young men were taken to work out in the open and Their pay was eighteen dollars a month. They were given food and they were giving a place to sleep so with growing up. Most of the soldiers in the ages. I'm thinking from like maybe nineteen to twenty six grew during the depression and we grew up with great sacrifices. No pleasure no entertainment and we carried the same belief the same lifestyle right into the army and it gave us an opportunity to challenge the demands the request that make a good soldier and I think this was one of the things that thousands and thousands of men in the army grew up during that period and took that within successfully into the service. Mr Durr so you were roughly seventeen years old. When Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese? What do you remember about that event? You know many people ask that question about her harbor day. You know. I was in a situation where I did not hear that till the next day so I All the news was all all spread by then and of course I did have that real jolts that many people did have because I wasn't there that first day but everyone one was really in a state of shock and surprise and now knowing that maybe life would be different. When did you join the service? I entered the service march of nineteen forty three. I was nineteen years old and from there I was called to to where the group of US recalled together at the under the canopy of the rest. which theater in Freeman where? There were cheers. There were tears and many people crowded around. You know a lot of people didn't work and have worked so there was a lot of crowds as we boarded. The bus. Say Man's band played played. God bless America and off. We went to Indian town. Gap Indian town gap was the indoctrination center. And what I remember about that. That right there you lust your identity. You suddenly became part of this big thing everybody after one day or wearing the same clothing. Everybody's being the bunk. You're surrounded by a group of men almost all the same age and you now became part of that. And you're no longer were who you were. That was my assumption. That is I recall it wherever you sent for training. Well I was very lucky. I was very lucky because I went to Camp Campbell Kentucky and they never told us to. We got there as a matter of fact. Five of the men from freeland from my own town also went to this location. We went there for the formation of a tank Battalion The seven hundred second tank battalion and and that was a tremendous advantage because it was like like starting a clash everybody started from the beginning. The training was right down the line and it was very effective and much better than walking into a organization that was already operated and try to fit in. We had the opportunity of being part of something brand new and it was really pretty exciting. And what role did they give you in the tank battalion. Well after it was short while you were assigned to different responsibilities I became the governor. I became the governor and one of the forty five tanks and the Talian and or training went from there to Tennessee where we went to Tennessee. Maneuvers talk about how easy or difficult it was to learn what was like to operate at tank. Frankly was was not a hard to learn because it was so interesting and so challenging that it became like like fun and you were among men with happy attitude and and everybody had the same challenge and everybody was trying to get the same results so actually it. It wasn't it wasn't much of a challenge. It was more of of something new in life a new experience and it all went on from there. What type of ammunition were you firing out of your gun well tank? Ah We had a Sherman tank Sherman tank. We'd thirty two ton. The main gun was a seventy five. Millimeter it also had a fifty caliber on talk. I had a fifty caliber. Also as part of my queuing in and there was a thirty millimeter down front thirty caliber. I'm sorry thirty caliber. We're down front. A fifty caliber on top and a seventy five millimeter in the heavy. We're speaking with World War veteran Daniel Durso. US Army veteran of world were to. We'll be right back on veterans chronicles. Welcome back veterans chronicles on the Radio America network. I'm Greg Columbus. Thanks for being with us on it to be speaking today with Daniel L. Durso he's A. US Army veteran of world. War Two from Kentucky you were sent to Kansas and then eventually to New York before heading overseas sees how well prepared do you. Did you feel at the time to eventually go into battle. You know the whole thing was so well planned that I think we almost almost felt like professional soldiers. At least that was the attitude among the group there. We knew each other from the very first day everybody was part award of this big family. You might say and the moving from Kentucky in the summertime Tennessee in the fall and into the Winter Kansas in the cold of the winter and then to New York we hit all four seasons which gave us a great opportunity of being able to handle any type of weather there which is a big factor if you're on the field or in the army and then from there You know we went To New York when crush the Mauritania we went to the Martina which was a ship. I guess an English boat transported into a guests to army transport. There were thousands of men on the boat from there. We landed and it's interesting because it was just a complete plan out each step you move closer and closer to Berlin we went to. We landed at In England and we went down through England through the middle of England in fact we ended up in cannock the very center of Kingland and an interesting experience there. The German planes would come over every evening they would go north. They would go south and they would go east but they never dropped one shell on cannock while we were there and we happen to be billeted there for over five weeks and I will say we left a tremendous league league good impression with that community. Happy a couple of dollars walked away with wives and it was a kind of town like most little American towns and we fit fit right in so from there then we went to Southampton quish. You know would follow sat absolutely. We just got a couple of minutes here before we had our first break. Talk about going into France. When did that happen yes? We landed at France. Oh I guess about the middle of July why and this was five five or six weeks after half D. A. and we landed on a Sunday morning a bright sunny morning in a couple of miles south of Utah. Utah Beach and from there. We go I must say the harbor was loaded with boats as I remember remember and it was one beautiful scene and all of some of these were unloading. I guess several of them were waiting to unload and this was still in that lake almost like a plea track of one thing following another. They were supporting what was going on. On land fulfilling commitment that was destroyed and so forth was almost like a built. Okay like a built from one in each end developed as you got there and and actually the government and the army head is planned out pretty well our guest today on Veterans Chronicles Daniel Durso. He's a US Army veteran he served in the seven hundred second tank battalion alongside the eightieth division in the European Theater and Sarah when you got to France to south of Utah Beach Your unit unit engaged in some skirmishes with German. So that is the first combat that you faced. What was the real thing like compared to what you expected why we didn't get into combat right off the bat because we were used to kind of blockade some of the areas areas where the Germans might breakthrough and it was a small thing so we wear like moving around quite a bit the first three or four weeks just doing that and Having very very little position and but then we finally ended up that Satan Lamont's is in in Saint Lamont. We are joined up with the eightieth division. Now we are joined up with eightieth division and of course at that point we were told that there was something going on at a place called the gap and the gap was a great battle as it turned out and this was is the word so they moved us onto words the gap and where was that in France. Well now you're asking questions that maybe I would have to pull out a map again but let me say that. It was probably the south west of Paris because Paris was the battening we could really happen. was that after. After the Normandy success it was felt by the American leaders that Germany would pull behind across sane scene river and they set up a great defense and that his we're the great battle was to take place but as it turned out the Germans stayed back and continued to fight and this took about six weeks as I recall of wasted time wasted time in in the sense that are allied troops should have advanced according to our plan but was affected by the German staying behind and during this fighting writing they were kind of pushed over to the West somewhat and into kind of a pocket and this pocket was in the situation unworthy allies or the American troops were in one side the British and the Canadians on the other side and as the German try A to escape out through this opening this out was highway. I don't recall number of it but it was an outlet. We happen to gather with the British but prior to that when we went down to the gap to fight. We ended up in a tone tone call organ teen. We're going team was the name of the town or near. There is where we were set in. So we we weren't well prepared. We we got there and we jammed into battle quickly. We weren't prepared and we were spread out a little too for and we moved through the open in the area and approached the German troops on the outskirts of the town it was wooded area and we didn't expect this but suddenly there was everything thing but she gunfire some heavy shooting and as a matter of fact a tiger tank the first time we called it a tire tank. This tank moved out from behind the building and it got the tank to my left. It first shot we now. We were pretty close. We weren't more than then maybe five hundred yards they shot hit the lower track of the tank to my left hand. Seventy the side of his tank faced me and myself in a tank to the far left really plummeted that Tiger tank and put it out of action very luckily so we really. I guess it was felt that we were being pushed back a little so we pulled out. We went back into BIVOUAC. Reorganized prepared came back the next day and went right into battle and had a good fight and in fact had locked down the tanks because we got so close that the take commander didn't want his head out so we locked down the top and we were operating completely by periscope and it was pretty successful in the end and we got through that now. There's something I really wanted to tell you about that experience when we went back and I never saw this personally but the tank next to me when it was hit that was the tank that was hit by this tiger. The three men up in the Turret attempted to escape from the top and and supposedly from the Tang any other side. The commander saw a man. One of those men Lop Off..
"us army" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"I can give a much broader spectrum of our experiences and our career paths You know our goal is to speak with the public and hopefully get people my mouth because next week he'll come back and say it Max you didn't say quite right but my recollection is that when people force our training at some point there in the t six Texan which is a turboprop and I believe it's after that that they split off in one direction or another either they ended up going into the Transport Kelly as a commander or has I don't know if you just retired but we're headed up folks who the training and in Texas on the on the t thirty eight so pretty clear arms tired yet definitely that's been it's been a really fun fun fun fun day kind of a twelve hour day from the time got up in the time I got back a friend of mine who I have not seen in quite some time is a one man charter operator and he allies a Piper Meridian out of the truckee area truckee California which is up near Reno and he was picking a passenger up today hey in Oakland and he'd set a day or two ago hey if you'd like to ride along and I thought Whoa this'll be fun why not so my first experience with part one thirty five order world and so we went to let's see Roseburg Oregon which is kind of an Central Oregon dropped off couple gentlemen who had a a meeting we hung out the airport into town briefly got some lunch and then when they were done with her meaning we came back and I can tell you it was a typical flight we had everyone not headwinds on the way going up only about you know ten to fifteen tailwinds coming back so it's like wait a minute so the you know the trip took a little longer than and he had thought that it was going to but it's a twenty eleven piper Meridian it's equipped with the Garmin g one thousand which of course is what I had written a book on SARS pre familiar with most of the avionic spent a while since I've done any work in the turbo prop back in two thousand eight I spent a lot of time on a Cessna Caravan a two Oh eight similar engine at remember which which version of the PT Sixes in the caravan versus what was in the the Meridian but climbed up to light level two five zero I believe going up and no actually it was a two six are going up and two five zero coming Back back and it's you know it's fun when most of the time when I'm flying I'm down at the lower altitude so it was fun just to get into the different type of aircraft we had a spectacular day I mean it was beautiful it was just the clear unlimited visibility the hallway at we even though we're probably how I don't know at least fifty miles from the ocean we had a great view of the Pacific as we were going up and coming back so great fun but there was something that happened that was really just one of those odd coincidences late last night I really east episode one twenty five of the aviation news talk podcast where we were talking about propeller accidents and I had said on that show that I think that propeller accidents are probably more common than people realize that they're probably underreported and I mentioned some that I'd found you on Google in the news section that don't show up ntsb database and when I met the charter pilot this morning my friend from from years ago within a half hour of of our meeting today he had gotten a phone call from a pilot who is bringing a an experimental aircraft that he has just purchased a a moose and that is going to be flown from appropriately Canada so it's called the most it's called Mussa and it uses a rotary engine a really old I think it's you know from a European rotary engine at the Moose you know home built aircraft designed that's been around I think for forty years I seem to recall the first time I heard of a Moose one was being built at my home airport when I was when I was a kid the way this pilot who was should have been in the air flying bringing the Moose there today was helping somebody start their piper cub yesterday by hand prior Ping for them and he said his mistake was that he was on a very wet dewy grass and when he swung the prop and they the engines started he fell down in the on the ground and the prop the prop struck him in the head so he had yeah so imagine a proper starting hits you in the head and so he went down pretty hard are they taken to the hospital he got a number of stitches and apparently is you know in review assembly good shape which I think is a miracle often absence kinds of incidents people you know die or people whose limbs but I just thought wow this almost confirms what was thinking which is these definitely are more prevalent release the show one day boom next day he talked to someone who just just had one of those kinds of accents up anyway the keeping that I was mentioning on the show was that pilots should really dedicate themselves make a commitment to themselves to never let anybody in or out of the airplane while the engine is running and there was a new story a week ago from Key West Florida which is what prompted me to do the show in which a couple had flown from Fort Myers down to key esten Cessna one seventy two they got back to the airplane after it presumably having a fun day it was dark nine o'clock at night what they didn't realize what the overlooked was that the aircraft was shocked so the pilots started the airplane couldn't move forward he went out or leaving the engine running to pull out a chuck is wife also got out he told her to stay in the I mean but she didn't and as she reach down to pull out the chocks she was struck by the propeller and I think she lost an arm and that to toews as I recall so at night it it's it's hard enough to see spending prop in the daytime it's almost impossible to see one at night in a number of the accidents that I talked about did occur at night of course many of them were also in the daytime and I think it's an issue of one it's complacency I think as pilots we see props every single day and after a while you get used to watch every see you know every single day and the other issue is I think that people perceive that these acts silence are low probability yeah that'll never happen you know it's like winning the lottery rates million to one in yet some people do win the lottery and in New York these accidents I think are actually much more frequently than winning the lottery so anytime you've got these low probability high consequence hype accidents I think people just don't give them the kind of attention that they deserve so all I could say his folks anytime you're out you know a knee propeller treated as if it were a loaded gun and stay the heck away from it and keep a family and friends and everybody else away from it as well because these are deadly the objects wow yeah that murphy that moves that's a Murphy Moose and look it up it got a nine cylinder radio engine typically three hundred fifty five horsepower it's a Videnev m fourteen P which I don't know what that is that sounds Russian or Ukrainian or something like that but exactly yeah Murphy Moose and the The new owner was saying that apparent there are more of these engines in existence than all the continental and lycoming engines combined which I find hard to believe you know two hundred thousand airplanes here the US with largely combing continental engines it's just hard to believe there that many in a russian-made engines around but if it's ubiquitous if they stuck it in there everything ever made than you know maybe that's the case yeah interesting all right is for myself not too much to report I'm planning I'm attending next year and twenty twenty both son Fund in Oshkosh so making some some plans for that ah I think I'm giving up camping in a ground tent and said I've I've ordered a a very small trailer would you I got a off the grid trailers expedition so think about something that you can pull it behind a jeep or something equivalent that can pretty much go anywhere you can go with your four wheel drive so it's like an off road kind of trailer thing so it'll look kind of funny maybe you know Grassy Field at Sun and fun but that's going to get a lot of us next year thank variety of different kinds of kinds of places so so I've got that you know I'm just saying look it's it looks like it's got a lot of straight lines to it see the the logic is that with more straight lines especially on the in the Interior as opposed to curves it makes it easier who sound treated so he can be used as a mobile recording studio so that's kind of the idea how did I know that this is where the conversation was going to order the acoustic tiles that you can put them on the inside there no not not yet but I do have a the idea of a source in mind but it's GonNa take two or three months to build trailer so I have some time good they also need to find out what the I talked to them about mounting points for boom arms for microphones and things and they say actually they'll they'll give me a I guess a schematic that shows you know what's in the walls and where where you can drill where you can't so set that up so we'll see what happens you know I I'm looking at thinking yeah you gotta set your sights bigger than this podcast studio yes sure but I would like a telescoping a microwave antenna let's make this a full remote TV you cast a studio as well that goes up yeah exactly we have now from launchpad episode six of his little adventure buying a plane and in in this installment launchpad is going to tell us about registering the plane registering of foreign plane in the United States so here we go plane by registering in foreign aircraft so we have a plan in America and we're good to go once again the phrase not so fast they're fly boy comes into play an aircraft that does not have a t activate must have an air worthy inspection this is what homebuilder go through you build a vehicle of some kind declare to be an airplane but before you can take to the skies a designated airworthiness representative of the FAA A. 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"us army" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"Now, this week's conversation is with retired US army major Matt Brady in Matt is a graduate of the United States military academy at West Point world class where he was ranked number one of nine hundred forty cadets in leadership for seven consecutive semesters. And then he went onto graduate in the top five percent of. Class. So that that speak something to the way that he organizes his craft in the preparation for his craft. Matt deployed twelve times to both Iraq and Afghanistan in commanded forces during multiple high stakes and pressure conflicts, including the third infantry division charge into Baghdad back in two thousand three and then operation redwing, and you might remember that name. And that was the really intense seal mission depicted in the movie lone survivor and his awards include the air medal for combat valor. In both Iraq and Afghanistan in the bronze star medal and Matt retired from the army in late two thousand sixteen after two decades of service to the United States, and there's so much to impact in this conversation. It is textured it is rich, and I'm sure many of you are familiar with the lone survivor story. But if you're not just a quick moment. And look into that. I mean, it's unbelievable. And so this conversation really has much to do with his decisions there. And while he was fortunate to survive that mission the decisions that he made and he was faced within the experience that he had the combination of that has lived with him forever. And that is the focal point of this conversation. What is it like how do we prepare? And how do we adjust to situations that are incredibly challenging, and I don't know this is near impossible to prepare for what he experienced like all of us. We have events in our lives that are near impossible to prepare for. So the preparation only gets a certain way, and then that leap of faith to adjust to the unpredictable unfolding unknown for some of us. It's like this crazy leap and for others. It's like, okay, I'm gonna take that next step because I prepared and I've trained. Myself to deal with the unpredictable unfolding unknown. And so this conversation really points back to philosophy it points back to values points back to really clear understanding of who one is and who wants to become in this case. It's him. Now as you're going through this conversation. You might just wanna take a moment and put it into some context in your own life. What is a or what are the difficult decisions that you've had to make in your own life. And then, you know, use that to bounce off this conversation. So while his story is rich the whole point is to really re anchor into your own life. So that you can use this to pivot to adjust to grow and one last note here is the first half of this conversation was in person, and I was enjoying it so much it was so rich. I was so enthralled in it both of us completely lost track of time. And so we had a finish the conversation on the phone. So you'll notice the change in audio quality about halfway through. So with that. Let's jump right into this week's conversation with Matt Brady, Matt how're you doing good? Thank you for being here. It's my pleasure. Well, that's really good. Okay. How'd you know? How'd you know, that you wanted to be in the military to serve maybe the white race say for you? But how did you know? Yeah. I guess I took my my grandfather. My father's example. Both of them had really unique military stories. My. My grandfather was the from England, and and he served during the battle of Britain. So if you recall from history, the Germans have his era -fensive, they're bombing London in my grandfather. And my grandmother my mom's a little girl that time during the during this this blitzkrieg on the city, and he served in a unit called the home guard in London, which was a rag tag militia, no weapons ammunition, but my grandfather's job in this militia was to put on a pair roller skates and take a hockey stick and two or three buddies skate around.