The 116th VFW National Convention has wrapped up in the Steel City, and The
National Defense was on locataion in Pittsburgh to speak to various people
attending and being honored at the convention. In this segment, Randy catches
up with members of the Minnesota Warriors ice hockey team, and discusses the
finer points of custom lapel pins on the floor of the exhibitor's hall.
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."