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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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 William J. Reed, Staff Sergeant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:02

Staff Sergeant William J. Reed served as a cook for a Combat Engineering Unit stationed in Europe during World War II.

 Donald E. Casey, 2nd Lieutenant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:38:00

After enlisting in the US Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program in 1942, Donald Casey flew combat missions over Europe, where, on his 25th mission, he was shot down and taken as a P.O.W. to Stalag Luft III.

 Hugh Howard: Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:30:00

America's First Couple and the Second War of Independence

 Bryan Anderson: No Turning Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

One Man's Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope

 Ricard T. Lockhart, Corporal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:32:56

Richard T. Lockhart, who enlisted in the army from Purdue University's ROTC program in 1942, was captured by the German Army when his unit was forced to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge.

 Gillum Ferguson: Illinois in the War of 1812 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:24:00

Gillum Ferguson explores the crucial role of Illinois in the War of 1812.

 George J. Havelka, Military Police | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:13:02

George Havelka, who served as a Military Police Officer (MP) from 1966 - 1968, experienced heavy combat during his service in Viet Nam, including with the Tet Offensive.

 Irving Ellis, Major | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:16:58

Irving Ellis fought as an infantryman throughout the European Theater of Operations of World War II and served as a training officer during the Korean Conflict.

 Barrett Tillman: Enterprise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:23:00

America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II

 John McNalis, Chaplain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:39:53

Father John McNalis served as a military Chaplain on Air Force bases between 1973 and 1997, completing brief assignments on bases in Germany and Japan.

 Daniel Devine, Sergeant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:23

Daniel Devine, served with the U.S. Marine Corps from September, 1968 to March, 1975, facing communist insurgents around the world.

 Stanley Weintraub: Pearl Harbor Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:01

Pearl Harbor Christmas is a day-by-day account of the holiday season in 1941, from December 21st to New Year's Day. Stanley Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist, professor emeritus of arts and humanities at Penn State University, and the author of numerous...

 Medal of Honor Recipients Jack Jacobs and Allen J. Lynch Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:27

To celebrate the release of the third edition of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty, two Medal of Honor recipients, Jack Jacobs and Allen J. Lynch, visit the Pritzker Military Library.

 Sir Max Hastings: Inferno | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:49

In the midst of his global narrative, Hastings focuses on events of the Second World War as they appeared to the people experiencing them.

 Richard S. Lowry: New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:34

Operation Phantom Fury was a seven-week counter-insurgency campaign through the streets of Fallujah — an ancient city 40 miles west of Baghdad.


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