The National Defense welcomes the youngest grandson of US Military great
General George Patton, Ben Patton, to the program. Randy and Jerry speak with
Ben about his family's military history as well as his new project, I WAS THERE
Film Workshops. The I WAS THERE program works to help veterans document their
own stories of military service in order to help them both preserve their story
of service, but to also cope with the sometimes difficult transition to civilian
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."