James Wright and "Those Who Have Borne the Battle"

Monday, May 14, 2012

It was August 14, 1945, and all over the nation, Americans celebrated the end of World War II. It was the kind of celebration most of us can only imagine today. The Iraq war ended on December 14 of last year, but many people didn't know it was happening and the President's speech at Fort Bragg barely made headlines.

Just as our views of war in general have changed, so has our relationship with our soldiers and our veterans. Joining us this morning is James Wright, a former marine, the former president of Dartmouth College, and the author of “Those Who Have Borne The Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them.”

Guests:

James E. Wright

Produced by:

Zachary Dinerstein and Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Bryan from Boston

Hi Celeste,

Good segment and, as always, a good show. As a former Marine, most present and past Marines appreciate the term "Former Marine" v. "ex-Marine" to describe those who have left the brotherhood. It is a matter of pride for Marines for "once a Marine, always a Marine." By using the term "former Marine" v. "ex-Marine" doesn't mislead a listener that the person is no longer in the service. Thanks for your kind consideration.

Keep up the good work!

Regards,
Bryan Sweeney
USMC 1987-1994

May. 14 2012 10:02 AM

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