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American Veteran: Keep It Close

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American Veteran: Keep it Close delves into the Veteran experience by exploring the significance of objects that veterans carried with them or brought back home from their service. Hosted by Shain Brenden, a former medic in the US Navy who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Marines, the series asks what these objects meant, and why they still matter today.

American Veteran: Keep It Close

S2021E06 · In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

Wade Ishimoto served in the Army and was the intelligence officer for Operation Eagle Claw,... More

Wade Ishimoto served in the Army and was the intelligence officer for Operation Eagle Claw, the failed rescue attempt of 52 hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1980. Wade continued to work in intelligence, determined to teach soldiers to learn from their mistakes. He kept the evacuation maps from the failed mission as a reminder of resilience and the importance of building from failure.

11-16-202100:06:14
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