HV012- For the Fallen

Soldiers salute at graveHearing Voices from NPR®
012 For the Fallen: For Memorial Day
Host: Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces
Airs week of: 2012-05-23 (Originally: 2008-05-21)

For the Fallen (54:00 mp3):

Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades:

We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.”

We hear interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard, recorded by Charles Lane.

And we attend the daily “Last Post” ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren).

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Comments (5)

[…] Officer, and poet in the NEA book Operation Homecoming. He’s also host of the HV hour “For the Fallen” and the NPR stories “Clusters” and “Remembering a Fallen […]

[…] From the Rauch Brothers‘s animations of StoryCorps pieces, “Germans in the Woods” (used in HV’s For the Fallen): […]

Just wondering when you might actually do a new show.

Comment added by Dave Sanel on 05.29.12

i just wanted you to know how much i have enjoyed the poems that the men have written……i have been contemplating sending one in…….but i have to put it into words…….i know the emotion of it, now i have to formulate it into a poem!……….it will be called”an ode to my flag”….but i have to make it as perfect as i can because it stirs up quite a bit of emotion & i have to be alone to write it!…………..i lose my train of thought when there are people around me! thank you………you can look at one of mine on my facebook page i recently wrote for the world poetry movement……….i’m under (michael e norris) searchlight, nevada 89046

Comment added by michael norris on 06.02.12

May I have a transcript of this show sent to me?
Richard Lasser

Comment added by Richard Lasser on 07.01.12

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