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    American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South

    Carl Borick talked about his book, Relieve Us of This Burthen: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780-1782, about the Revolutionary War period when British forces most…

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    Book Discussion on Defiant

    Alvin Townley talked about his book Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned. In his book he recounts the imprisonment…

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    Andersonville Prison Commemoration

    A “Funeral for 13,000” was held at the Andersonville National Cemetery to remember the Union soldiers who died in captivity there during the Civil War. Keynote speakers included Sergeant Major of the…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's Court Martial

    Michelle McCluer talked about Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial on charges of desertion following his 2009 disappearance while serving in Afghanistan.

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    Lesley Gordon on the Andersonville Prison Commemoration

    Professor Lesley Gordon talked by video from the Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia, where she had just given an address at a funeral service for the over 12,900 Union prisoners who died in the…

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    Eric Leonard on the Andersonville Prison Commemoration

    Eric Leonard talked about the prison, officially named Camp Sumter, in Andersonville, Georgia, where over 12,900 Union prisoners died during the Civil War. He spoke by video from the Andersonville…

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    Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

    Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services…

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    Book Discussion on Ghost Soldiers

    Mr. Sides talked about his book Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of 121 elite Army Rangers…

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    16th Connecticut Regiment's Final Year of War

    Lesley Gordon talked about the stories of common soldiers coming to terms with non-heroic roles. She is the author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War, about a defeated regiment, most of whose members…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charges

    James Carafano talked about the previous-day U.S. Army announcement that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been charged with desertion. Sergeant Bergdahl left his Army post in Afghanistan in 2009…

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    Representative Loretta Sanchez on National Security Issues

    Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a member of the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, talked about national security issues. Topics included defense spending, President’s Obama…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Desertion and Misbehavior Charges

    Gordon Lubold spoke by phone about the U.S. military’s desertion and misbehavior charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the previous-day announcement by the U.S. military that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been charged with desertion. Sergeant Bergdahl left his Army post in…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charges

    Colonel Daniel King announced that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been charged with desertion. Sergeant Bergdahl left his Army post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently held captive by…

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    Salvatore Conte Oral History Interview

    U.S. Army veteran Salvatore Conte talked about his experiences in the Korean War and as a prisoner of war (POW). Private First Class Conte was captured by the Chinese and forced to live in solitary…

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    Clifford Petrey Oral History Interview

    Clifford Petrey, a Korean War veteran who was wounded and captured by the Chinese in December of 1950, talked about his experiences during the war and as a prisoner of war (POW). He remained a (POW)…

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    Charles Ross Oral History Interview

    U.S. Army veteran Charles Ross talked about his experiences in the Korean War and as a prisoner of war (POW). After enlisting in the Army in 1947, Mr. Ross soon became a sergeant in charge of a small…

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    War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz

    Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died. The concept of war crimes was established as a…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. He said that despite news reports to the contrary, no decision had been…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including the establishment that day of a new agency to track missing…

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