Pritzker Military Museum & Library Podcasts show

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Podcasts

Summary: The Pritzker Military Library, located in Chicago, Illinois, has extensive collections in military history and military fiction, especially those works that illustrate the role of the citizen-soldier. The mission of the library is to build awareness of the importance of the military in our society by facilitating public debate and discussion on the impact of military issues. The Library has an extensive programming schedule. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. All programs are available as a live webcast and are also archived for later viewing at This master feed will provide all available PML programs including Medal of Honor with Ed Tracy, Front & Center with John Callaway, and Pritzker Military Library Presents series.

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 Mike Dowling: Sergeant Rex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:16:00

Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were one of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. 

 David Markow, Chief Warrant Officer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:14

David Markow enlisted in the Army just before the United State's involvement in World War II; he helped prepare artillery weapons by testing them at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, before being sent as a part of the 44th Ordnance Company,1st Engineering Special...

 Ties that Bind: Canda/U.S. International Security Cooperation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:44

Moderated by Dr. Richard Friedman, this panel featured four experts on the importance of U.S.-Canadian relations in the national security of both nations.

 Keeping the Sea Free for More than 200 Years | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:31:00

Voices of the Heroes of the Naval War of 1812 featuring RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.), Donald R. Hickey, SLt(N) Gordon Laco, Dr. William Thiesen, Ph.D.

 Wayne L. Fischer, Captain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:59:28

After completing four years of college, Wayne Fischer was drafted in 1965, becoming a Marine aviator during the Vietnam War, participating in insertion, extraction, and MEDEVAC missions--including during the Tet Offensive.

 Kent Bubel, Lieutenant O-3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:49:31

Kent Bubel worked his way up from Navy ROTC recruit at the University of Illinois, to a commissioned officer stationed in the Persian Gulf during the Iraq war, planning trips for high visibility VIPs, including General Petraeus, President Barak Obama, and...

 James H. Mukoyama, Major General | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:56:05

Major General James H. Mukoyama, has had a long and illustrious military career, which includes combat patrols in Korea, commanding an infantry company and advising South Vietnamese Army units in the Vietnam War, and being the youngest general in the armed...

 Antony Beevor: The Second World War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:31:00

Antony Beevor discusses his book "The Second World War" from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

 Ruth Berger, 1st Lieutenant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:07

Ruth Berger, who longed for adventures beyond her Evanston, IL home, enlisted in the Army in the summer of 1944, and was sent to the European Theater of Operations as a 1st Lieutenant and assigned to the 34th Hospital Train based out of Paris, France.

 Ronald Grafstrom, Airman 1st Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:40

Ronald Grafstrom enlisted in the Air Force at age 20 and ended up supporting the 428th Fighter Bomber Squadron during the Korean War.

 Anthony Swofford: Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:21:00

The publication of Jarhead launched a new career for Anthony Swofford, earning him accolades for its gritty and unexpected portraits of the soldiers who fought in the Gulf War. It spawned a Hollywood movie. It made Swofford famous and wealthy. It also nearly...

 Social Responsibility and National Security: Towards a New NATO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:12:00

Filmed during the Chicago NATO Summit in May 2012, the discussion features NATO experts and protesters.

 James Mulvaney, Lieutenant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:11:25

James Mulvaney, who joined the Infantry as an officer after graduating from DePaul University's ROTC program, was stationed at a camp on the Korean DMZ in 1957.

 Lawrence J. Littel, Private First Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:26:35

Lawrence Littel was drafted into the Army (160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Division) during World War II , given eight weeks of heavy training as a rifleman, and sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations.

 Jack Herman, Sergeant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:08:01

In addition to being a part of "Operation Nordwind" in France's Vosges Mountains, Jack Herman also served as a messenger, a translator for German POW's and civilians, and a rifleman, as a part the 70th Infantry Division--rising to the rank of Sergeant by the...


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