The National Defense opens up the show by speaking with the Koby Langley,
Senior Vice President of the American Red Cross, about the support that his
organization has given to American soldiers and veterans through their long
history. Jerry and Randy talk with Koby about the partnership that has always
existed with the Armed Forces, as well as rolling out an online vehicle to help
better serve veterans and their families.
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."