Remembering a Hero, Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles

This program is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles who passed away on Monday 21 January 2019. It is our duty and honor to replay past interviews with Charles.

The first is from 1 November 2015 before he received his medal and the second half is from 28 August 2016 after he received the Medal of Honor from President Obama.

Friends of Lt. Colonel Kettles Share Their Stories

Guests include William Vollano, who was instrumental in getting Kettles’ Distinguished Service Medal upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Colonel Donald Long will also join us. Colonel Long, a helicopter pilot serving with Lt. Colonel Kettles, will share his first person story of that fateful day, 15 May 1967.

Charles was a member of one of our program sponsors – Vietnam Veterans of America Post 310. You’ll find more information about Charlie on their website at www.vva310.org.

MEdal of Honor Charles Kettles Vietnam Army

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National Medal of Honor Day

The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564) 

The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25, 1863, that the first Medals of Honor were presented to six members of Andrews’ Raiders, all soldiers from Ohio. 

On our site there are readings of Medal of Honor stories,  produced and recorded by Ken Rogge for Veterans Radio. Click on the MORE INFORMATION button to listen to these stories.