Book Discussion on Flyboys

After an introduction by Ms. Arana, Mr. Bradley talked about his book, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, published by Little… read more

After an introduction by Ms. Arana, Mr. Bradley talked about his book, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, published by Little Brown and Company. The book tells the story of nine U.S. airmen, shot down near the island of Chichi Jima in the Pacific during World War II. Eight of the men were executed by Japanese soldiers on the island. The ninth, George H. W. Bush, was picked up by an American submarine and later became the 41st president of the United States. Following prepared remarks, Mr. Bradley responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Alvarez was interviewed by Mr. Bradley about his experiences in Vietnam, and responded to questions from the audience. Ms. McCullough-Lovell was interviewed about the Veterans History Project. The goal of the project is to collect and archive the first-hand personal accounts of veterans. Mr. Alvarez was also interviewed by C-SPAN. He is the author of Chained Eagle and Code of Conduct. A former U.S. Navy pilot, he was shot down over North Vietnam in 1964 and spent eight and a half years as a POW. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Flyboys

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Program ID:
178467-12
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 4, 2003
Last Aired:
Dec 20, 2010

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  • Oct 04, 2003 | 2:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 2003 | 12:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 27, 2003 | 4:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 28, 2003 | 4:13am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 18, 2010 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2010 | 4:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2010 | 1:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
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