marines http://wamc.org en "Inside Marine One" By Ray L'Heureux http://wamc.org/post/inside-marine-one-ray-lheureux <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Col. Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot. It wasn't until he was running low on college funds and saw a recruiter at his college that he joined the Marines and began the journey towards his dream from Parris Island to Bravo Company and, then, officer training school. One day at an airfield when President Reagan landed on this way to a fundraiser, Frenchy's life changed forever when encountered HMX1, the squadron that flies the President in Marine One. When he saw the white-topped Sea King and White Hawk helicopters, he was determined to become part of that elite group.</p><p><em>Inside Marine One</em> is Col. L'Heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94842 at http://wamc.org "Inside Marine One" By Ray L'Heureux "Redeployment" By Phil Klay http://wamc.org/post/redeployment-phil-klay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Phil </span>Klay's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Redeployment </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">takes readers to the </span>frontlines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.</span></p><p>Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in the stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86533 at http://wamc.org "Redeployment" By Phil Klay Funeral for Marine Killed in Nevada to be Held in Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/funeral-marine-killed-nevada-be-held-western-mass <p></p><p>A Marine from Connecticut who was killed in a training exercise explosion in Nevada will be laid to rest later this week in western Massachusetts.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:14:41 +0000 Lucas Willard 60757 at http://wamc.org Funeral for Marine Killed in Nevada to be Held in Western Mass.