Our scheduled guests on POW/MIA Radio for Sunday, August 17, 2014
2:00pm Mtn – News and Views:
An hour of the latest
POW/MIA and veterans issues.
3:00pm Mtn – OPEN SHOW: We will open the mike for listeners to
discuss POW/MIA, veterans issues and current events. Our
call-in number is 877-254-7524.
4:00pm Mtn – Mr. Mike Benge:
We will be discussing Mike’s experience in Southeast Asia, the
current situation with the Montagnard people in Vietnam and current
events. Former POW and USAID worker, Mike served in the US
Marines in the late 1950s, completed his undergraduate work in
Agricultural Engineering at Oregon State University in 1962 before
joining the International Voluntary Services (pre-Peace Corps) in
1963. He worked in the Central Highlands in South
Vietnam before joining the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), serving as Provincial Development Officer.
During the Tet Offensive in January, 1968, while rescuing other
Americans, Mike was captured near Ban Me Thout. He received
the State Department’s highest award for heroism for his efforts.
For the next five years he was held in various camps and prisons in
South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and the “Hanoi Hilton” in North
Vietnam. He was finally released during Operation Homecoming
on March 5, 1973, 40 years ago! Since then, Mike has completed
a Master’s Degree in Agroforestry, received an award from the King
of Sweden and has championed the causes of indigenous peoples, such
as our Montagnard allies, of Vietnam. He has been a staunch
activist for POW/MIA and other important political issues.
It’s available now!
Ms. Lynn O'Shea, Director of Research, National Alliance of
Families, the much respected leader in the POW/MIA community,
has announced the 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. Amazon.com is available for orders now! Or,
please go to the Alliance web site,
or GOOGLE her book, Abandoned in Place to find her
Our friend, Mr. Bob Smith, has officially made his Formal
Declaration of Candidacy for the US Senate in New Hampshire and is
working hard to be re-elected. 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.
Search for Bob Smith in your browser.
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
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
Mr. Larry J. O’Daniel, author, Trails of Deceit