From the Vault marches on as Pacifica Radio Archives staff prepares for our annual one-day on-air fundraiser (Save the Date! November 18, 2008).
“How do you ask a man to be the last soldier to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” ~ John Kerry
Pacifica Radio Archives presents the From the Vault: The American Soldier, a special review of the recordings that helped define the legacy of Pacifica Radio’s coverage of war throughout the decades.
This week we’ll hear Dale Minor reporting from a battle zone in Vietnam for Pacifica Radio, John Kerry testifying before members of Congress during the Winter Soldier Investigations, and excerpts from an archival recording entitled War, Peace and Pacifica.
We’ll also listen to late Congressman William Fitts Ryan, a New York Democrat, interviewing retired USMC Four-star General David M. Shoup about Shoup’s outspoken views on American foreign policy in Southeast Asia. This interview, originally broadcast on WBAI in December 1967, finds its relevance once again in this new time of war.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
Archival recordings featured in this episode, The American Soldier:
BC0019.10 John Kerry’s 1971 Senate Testimony MORE INFO
BB3549 A General Against the War MORE INFO
PZ0551 War, Peace, and Pacifica MORE INFO
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