Friday, April 24, 2009

Tribute to the Troops/Operation Eagle Claw

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-A student jazz band partners up with Barnes and Noble for a "Tribute to the Troops." Sherry Polito with Barnes and Noble and Tom Bates with the 5 Star Jazz Band are with us to discuss the May 2 activities.
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-Operation Eagle Claw was a United States military operation to rescue 52 hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran on April 24, 1980. We speak with Rudy Wright, a Korea combat veteran and member of VFW Post 2601, about his published novel on the failed Tehran hostage rescue attempt.
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-In our "Outstanding Post" segment, we speak with Post 1461 Commander Greg Kelm about the nearly eight tons of care packages the Post has sent to troops overseas. We also hear a special message from UAW-GM.
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