Guest Name(s): John Stryker Meyer
Jack Murphy is back in studio, and it’s been nearly a hundred episodes since we’ve heard from our MACV-SOG writer John Stryker Meyer. There is no shortage of things to talk about with John. For one, he has an article out detailing how the current administration has completely ignored the POW/MIA issue and in particular is yet to name a director for the DPAA (Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency) after a year. There are still 1,607 unaccounted for POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War which include 50 Green Berets in Laos. This is an issue that is near and dear to John of course, and he speaks passionately on it. We also talk Operation Tailwind, a 1970 mission in Laos, and the story behind Green Beret Mike Rose‘s heroism in the mission which he is slated to receive the Medal of Honor for. From there we delve into topics of mainstream media dishonesty and its lack of fact checking, as well as a possible future role of women in special operations.
We get a voice memo from the great Gene Farnsworth that we play, sent to [email protected], talk some breaking news, and even get into the subjects of gun control and the extent as to which the Supreme Court has an impact on the U.S. at large. Let us know where you stand on that. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SOFREPRadio, we love being interactive with the listeners of the show. Also, make sure to check out both of John’s books, “Across the Fence” and “On the Ground.” He has a third one in the works as well that he lets us know all about.