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Please note:  the weatherman, in his infinite wisdom, is predicting snow for Sunday.  Should travel be too hazardous, we will reschedule this show for a later date and a previous show will be aired in its place.




Our scheduled guests on POW/MIA Radio for Sunday, April 13, 2014 are:


2:00pm Mtn – News and Views:  An hour of the latest POW/MIA and veterans issues.


3:00pm Mtn – Mr. Frank Maresca:  Frank is an author and World War II veteran.  He served three years before being discharged following a life threatening war related injury.  He was awarded a Purple Heart by the US Government and the Legion of Honor by the French. His recent book, A Soldier’s Odyssey, is a historical memoir of Mr. Maresca’s experiences as a rifleman in the 75th Infantry, including details of the Battle of the Bulge.  His story also tells of the friendships that were forged under extreme conditions that last for a lifetime and his survival made possible by the outstanding moral character of men around him.  Frank is very active in his local Allentown, PA veterans group and often speaks to high school students about the war.


4:00pm Mtn – Ms. Linda Goetz Holmes: Historian and author, Linda Goetz Holmes has written several books on the POW experience in the Pacific and was the first Pacific War Historian appointed to advise the government’s Interagency Working Group to declassify documents on World War II crimes established by President Clinton.  She is the principle editor of a book entitled, CAPTURED, The Forgotten men of Guam, by Mr. Roger Mansell.  Unfortunately, Mr. Mansell died before completing his work and Ms. Goetz Holmes finished his manuscript.  Their book is not only the story of the capture of Guam in the earliest days of World War II but also the survival of the men and women that were taken as Prisoners of War to Japan from the Philippines and other allied losses.  The men endured the horrific hardships delivered by Japanese military and civilian workers.  Mr. Mansell interviewed POWs and meticulously uncovered records to compile a database helping families find answers to the fate of their loved ones.  Linda will discuss the book and her work as editor.  Among her other books is, Guests of the Emperor, The Secret History of Japan’s Mukden POW Camp.




There will be no LIVE POW/MIA Radio program for Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.  We will return on Sunday, April 27, 2014.


As you know Ms. Lynn O'Shea, Director of Research, National Alliance of Families, the much respected leader in the POW/MIA community, has announced the impending publication of her book, Abandoned In Place, The Men We Left Behind and the Untold Story of Operation Pocket Change, the Joint Special Operations Command Planned Rescue of American POWs Held in Laos Six Years After the End of the Vietnam War.  Release is tentatively scheduled for mid-May to early June.  Please GOOGLE her book, Abandoned in Place to find her blog site.


Our friend, Mr. Bob Smith, has officially made his Formal Declaration of Candidacy for the US Senate in New Hampshire on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  He was a staunch supporter of our POW/MIAs when he was co-chairman of the Senate Select Committee back in the early 1990s.  He continues to remain active in the issue and will make our missing Americans a priority when elected.


Thanks to our sponsors for this sponsorship period:


The National Alliance of Families

Mr. Earl Wood – In honor of four missing Milwaukee area Soldiers and Marines

Ms. Mary Videen – In honor of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Anonymous – In honor of SSGT John C. Keiper, USMC, lost in South Vietnam, November 15, 1966


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