Guests: Roy Scranton, Matt Gallagher, Dan Sheehan, Elyse Fenton
Today, we bring you a special Memorial Day edition of the show, where we’ll highlight some of Marty’s best conversations about those who have fought on the frontlines, and about the personal toll of combat. First, we’ll hear from two veterans of the US Army, ROY SCRANTON and MATT GALLAGHER, who decided fiction was fit to convey the hard truths about life as a soldier. The two co-edited a book of stories called Fire and Forget. We’ll also listen back to Marty’s interview with Marine DAN SHEEHAN, who chronicled his experience going from Cobra pilot, back to civilian, in his book After Action. And, we’ll hear from Philadelphia poet ELYSE FENTON. Her husband served as a medic in the Iraq War, which she used as the basis for her Dylan Thomas Award-winning book of poetry entitled Clamor.