Reflections on War

In this episode Nebraska veterans share stories of combat and rememberance

Air Date: 05/04/2023

The Boys from the Barrio During their Scottsbluff high school reunion, a small group of veterans began a conversation about erecting a war memorial to local community members of Latino heritage who gave their last full measure in service to their country.

Gentle Valor In 1968, Cheryl Feala was a recent nursing graduate and a 2nd Lieutenant in the United State Army stationed at Chu Lai Airbase, just 55 miles from the DMZ during the Vietnam War. Cheryl reflects on her memories as a combat nurse in the year of the Tet Offensive.

The Liberators Hundreds of Nebraska World War II veterans gather at a dinner to celebrate and share memories of the seven "Honor Flights" that brought some 1500 Nebraska veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the national World War II Memorial. Before the day is over -- a surprise reunion and rarely seen photographs of a haunting moment in time.

Tuskegee Heroes In 1941, two Nebraskans entered a groundbreaking United States Army Air Forces program to be trained to pilot and maintain combat aircraft. World War II veterans Paul Adams and Charles Lane share their memories of being members of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen.