The National Defense is on the road this week as they return to the World
Headquarters of USAA in San Antonio, TX. To kick off this week's show, Randy
and Jerry speak with Eric Engquist, Vice President of USAA's Military
Transitions Team, about his background, his work with USAA, and what USAA does
to ease transitions for 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."