Dave Philipps Reading from Lethal Warriors

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Dave Philipps Interview at KRCC

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Local journalist and author Dave Philipps read at Colorado College from his book Lethal Warriors about the 506th Infantry Regiment (aka the Band of Brothers) at Fort Carson and the deadly results of a lack of effective support and treatment had on a particular group of soldiers who saw some of the harshest combat conditions in the Iraq War. Here he reads the opening pages of the book and talks about the effect the book had on Army’s approach toward the condition now most commonly known as post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Tune in this Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m. for this month’s edition Western Skies on the subject of the military in the Pikes Peak Region for more on the topic.

Click HERE for complete details about tonight’s reading.

 

2 Responses to Lethal Warriors: Reading and Interview With Dave Philipps

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Thanks for sharing this interesting interview and the reading by Mr. Philipps. It was a treat!

  2. STROUD C. MALDARE says:

    I was in the Vietnam War, and just now woke up, applying for V.A. Benefits for PTSD, after 44 years. I just did my Stressor Letter, which turned out to be a 3 inch binder of my information. I would like to write a book to help Veterans about this matter, and not ruin their lives like I did. The book would have more action than “Platoon”, one Marine’s view about the War, and how he had to live his life after the War, a non-life. I was on several Operations, and saw lots of combat,and on just Operation “Utah” my unit “H” Company 2/7 lost half of our people killed or wounded. know anyone who wants to write a book?, I can not do it on my own. THANK YOU

News

Courtesy of HBO
April 23, 2014 | NPR · In the Internet Age, spoilsports abound, What would drive someone to ruin it for everyone else?
 

AFP/Getty Images
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man’s body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don’t want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest’s base camp.
 

Arts & Life

April 23, 2014 | NPR · 2013 was a big year for actress and model Yaya Alafia. She starred in three films and had a baby boy. Alafia shares the songs reflecting those experiences for Tell Me More’s series ‘In Your Ear.’
 

Laura B. Weiss
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Australian state known for its marsupial “devil” has a local food scene that might be described as heavenly. If you can’t try it person, get a taste with these Tasmania-inspired recipes.
 

Fox
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Fox has started releasing images from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that renders the family in Lego pieces. And as always, all rights are carefully reserved.
 

Music

April 23, 2014 | NPR · 2013 was a big year for actress and model Yaya Alafia. She starred in three films and had a baby boy. Alafia shares the songs reflecting those experiences for Tell Me More’s series ‘In Your Ear.’
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced recipients of its 2014 performing arts grants. Noted composers such as Roscoe Mitchell, Oliver Lake and Randy Weston received a first tier award.
 

YouTube
April 23, 2014 | NPR · A new song from Jamie xx, the producer behind the stylish, seductive British trio The xx, manages to push his sound in new directions while getting back to bedroom basics.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab