Hell on Earth: former POWs and a Marine's stories of war and survival

Phil Briggs
May 25, 2018 - 3:27 pm

Briggs Illustration

Each year, thousands of people gather in Washington D.C. to celebrate Memorial Day at the National Memorial Day Concert. 

The star studded concert is one of PBS' most successful programs. However, what truly captures the meaning of this All-American holiday, are the stories of their special guests.

We interviewed two former POWs and a Marine, all veterans who lived through hell in Korea and Vietnam, but their stories will make you feel the love and honor that is Memorial Day.

In this episode of VetStory:

  • Korea: Joe Annello & Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura
  • Left to Die
  • Escape from Camp
  • Reunion
  • Vietnam: Bill Rider, the Battle of Khe Sahn
  • The Walking Dead
  • Survival
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Surf Therapy
  • Redemption

Special thanks to our friends at PBS. For more information on the National Memorial Day Concert click here

Our Guests:

Joe Annello & Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura



Bill Rider, Vietnam circa 1968


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