The National Defense welcomes Air Force Veteran and American Airlines Captain
Jim Palmersheim to the show to discuss an absolutely fantastic program for the
children of soldiers who have died while serving our country: Snowball Express.
Jim talks about the program and his involvement flying kids down to Texas
around Christmas every year, including those on his plane "Snowball One."
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."