Bong received his pilot’s wings and a commission as a Second Lieutenant on January 19, 1942 and was posted as an aerial gunnery instructor. He would go on to become the top ace of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!It’s Monday, so I’ll have Their Finest Hourlive on Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific for another great two finest hours of talk on the issues of the day!
In the first hour, I’ll be welcoming George Templeton (@rodentpolitics & @temptherat) of Free Radical Network. My second hour guest will be Katie, a.k.a “Red Pickle” (@redsoutrage). We’ve got lots to talk about, namely the GOP getting their ninth US Senate pick-up, the Rolling Stone/UVA reporting scandal, and whatever else is in the news that comes up!
Robert T. Henry was born in Greenville, Mississippi on November 27, 1923. He was still living there and had completed two years of college when he was drafted at age 19 into the United States Army to serve his nation during World War II on April 23, 1943.
The 90th was deactivated after World War I, and was reformed for World War II in 1942. The first elements of the division landed in Normandy on D-Day, and the full unit entered combat by June 10, 1944. The division’s combat record gave them a better nickname that played off of the “TO”: “Tough ‘Ombres”. About five months later on November 12, 1944, two of the division’s soldiers exhibited heroism above and beyond the normal call of duty.
Pedro Cano was born on June 19, 1920 in La Morita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. At two months old, he moved with his parents to Edinburg, Texas. Other details of his early life are sketchy, but it’s known he was married and had a daughter when he entered the United States Army for service during World War II. It’s likely he was drafted, but his enlistment record is lost to time. Regardless, he left his family to serve his adopted country; a country of which he was not yet a citizen.
UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! I hope all Vigilant Liberty Radio and Their Finest Hourfans had a great Thanksgiving holiday with their families and friends! I took last week off on Monday for the busy holiday week, so it will be great to be back on the air tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific for another great two-hour program!
Joining me this evening for the whole show will be my friend Amanda McCallister (@RightInPlanning); we’ve got a few topics planned, but it’s likely to be somewhat of a grab-bag, and yes, we’ll be taking calls!
Last Monday (11/24) of course was the night of the Ferguson, Missouri riots in the wake of the Darren Wilson/Michael Brown grand jury non-indict. Amanda has a post here at TFH with her thoughts on what happened, and we’ll use that as a starting point. We’ll be branching out into several different topics, so be sure to tune in!
Being a white woman, I often times feel uncomfortable when reading or confronting any black individual on the issue of Ferguson. Let’s face it: race is controversial because we are too afraid and/or stubborn to look at the issue head-on. Some liberals claim that we live in a post-racial world in order to escape the conversation, while some conservatives simply say “this isn’t about race” and leave it at that. Whether we like it or not, the protests ARE about race and the protests aren’t only directly related to the Ferguson case. The outrage is at a system that is, in fact, biased against African-Americans (particularly men).
I don’t know what it’s like to be black or male… or both! I simply cannot claim to understand these things for the blatantly obvious fact that I am neither black nor male. Yet, I can speak from the experience of a Generation X female.
UPDATE! REPLAY ADDED!!That’s right! Their Finest Hour on Vigilant Liberty Radio hits its first anniversary, having been the second live show airing on November 18, 2013 after VLR had been launched two days prior on November 16!