I did a post the other day about Jon Krakauer and his new book: “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman” with a video report from ABC’s Good Morning America and from the ABC World News Tonight.
He’s since been on at least two NPR shows one being All Things Considered which is about a seven minute discussion of the book and the Pat Tillman military service story that was propagandized by both the cheney/bush administration, the pentagon and the military!
Krakauer talks to NPR’s Melissa Block about his investigation into Tillman’s death by friendly fire – and the Army’s subsequent effort to cover up the circumstances of that death.
A Spray Of Bullets
At least half the members of a platoon traveling through Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, had never been in a firefight before. But on this day, the enemy attacked. In response, the American soldiers sprayed thousands of rounds from their machine guns, M4s and grenade launchers……….Read Rest Here
The second show was the Diane Rehm show, with a much more indepth discussion and some call in’s, on Sept. 16th, he was the second half hour.
Pat Tillman walked away from a multi-million dollar N-F-L contract to fight with U-S special forces. He was killed in Afghanistan two years later. How the Army tried to keep his family and the public from learning the truth about his death.
Jon Krakauer, author of “Into the Wild”, “Into Thin Air”, and “Under the Banner of Heaven,” “Eiger Dreams,” and editor of Modern Library Exploration series.
Jon Krakauer’s book: “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman”