2011 Medal of Honor Convention in Louisville This Week

Several Medal of Honor recipients will be in Louisville this week for the 2011 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the medal, which is the nation’s highest award granted for U.S. combat. Kentucky native Dakota Meyer is the newest recipient of the medal. Meyer was presented the award […]

Kentuckian Will Receive Medal of Honor This Week

President Barack Obama will award the nation’s highest military honor to a Kentucky native this week. Former Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Two years ago in Afghanistan, he ran into enemy fire to find four of his fellow troops. He […]

Paul Questions Obama on Libya Pull Out Deadline

Joined by five Senate colleagues, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday questioning if the president intends to pull armed forces out of Libya once the 60-day legal limit expires. According to the 1973 War Powers Resolution, the president can commit troops to hostilities without congressional approval for […]

Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan

Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is dead. Calling it it “the most significant development” in the fight against al-Qaeda, President Barack Obama said tonight that bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, which was the result of a “targeted assault” ordered […]

War Vets

Saturday, September 18, 2010 9pm Producer: Conrad Bishop Listen Again The voices of fourteen men and women who served in the military during times of war. What got you into the service? What did you do there? How were you different when you came home? The program includes veterans from the Spanish Civil War through […]

The Pipe, the Drum and the Thunder Run: Music and War

Saturday, November 21, 2009 Producer: CBC Radio 2 Listen Again On this episode of The Nerve, host Jowi Taylor surveys the entwined histories of war and music. Military music is meant to stir the blood. In order to achieve this, some instruments, some compositions, some sounds are more favoured than others. The Israelites used trumpets […]

Kentucky Guardsman Killed In Afghanistan

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Kentucky National Guardsman on his first overseas deployment has been killed in Afghanistan.                           In May, 27-year old Specialist Daniel Wallace (right) of Dry Ridge deployed to Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard engineering unit. On Friday, while the unit was clearing roadside bombs, Wallace died in a firefight with Taliban attackers. His brother […]