The Conversation: Monday, May 29th, 2017

May 29, 2017

Daniel Martinez, Pearl Harbor Veteran Interment Program; James Horton, Director of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific]

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Daniel Martinez, Pearl Harbor Veteran Interment Program

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How do we remember the fallen? It’s the central question for today. Daniel Martinez, the chief historian at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument has some answers

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Outro Music: Armistice by Phoenix

James Horton, Director of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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James Horton, Director of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, reflects on changing public perception of today’s military.

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Outro Music:  Dream Catcher by Damu The Fudgemunk

The Last Ball Game

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Pearl Harbor veteran Earl Smith shared a story with HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka about December 6th, 1941---and a baseball tournament with teams from different battleships. This month, Earl died at age 94. Today, we are also remembering him

Intro Music:  Dream Catcher by Damu The Fudgemunk

Captain Phillip Cooper (Retired), Mission of the Defenese POW/MIA Accounting

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We talked with recently retired Captain Phillip Cooper. He finished his military career at the Mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency looking for remains from American service members.

Intro Music: Hallway by Why We Run

Outro Music:  Ever Loved Once by Blitzen Trapper

Jonathan Parshall, author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of Battle of Midway

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Jonathan Parshall, author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of Battle of Midway, looks at a historic battle from the Japanese side

Intro Music: Twenty Miles by Deer Tick

Outro Music: Wise Dread - Instrumental by DJ Drez