The National Defense welcomes retired MIT Pyshics professor, Hale Bradt, to
talk about his father, Wilber, and his decorated service in WWII. Hale came
across some lost letters from and to his father and learned a lot of the nuance
from his father who sadly took his own life just weeks after returning from the
War. The resultant research has produced a trio of books entitled "Wilber's
War: An American Family's Journey through World War II."
Come Back Home was written in the wake of me losing my longtime drummer and former Army soldier John C. Williams. But the song started off as a reflection of how a military couple deals with separation. After the release of Come Back Home, Johns little brother was killed by an IED in Iraq. His name was Blake Williams. His platoon used this track as the audio to a memorial slide show presentation they did in March of 2008. It was for all the courageous men and women they had lost in the month of March.
I am humbled by their service to our great country and I hope this song brings them some peace. My father served in Vietnam and I truly appreciate their dedication and bravery."