Remembering the past (getting more difficult with time) I grew up in the age before TELEVISION as did all of the Green Berets of the first
generation (77th SF at Fort Bragg and 10th SF in Bad Tolz, Germany) and part of the second generation (Vietnam era). For evening entertainment
we had the family, or the radio. Yes, the radio was a center of entertainment. The radio also provided news and some educational programs. A few
of the exciting programs I do remember are the Inner Sanctum and the Green Hornet. What the radio was then was a voice or voices of
several people telling a story that was interesting and exciting. The voice conveyed it all. No visual effects, yet the programs were great
to listen to and the voice carried the story to all listeners in such a way that they were very entertaining.
At SOAR XXXIX I met Keith McKim a Green Beret and was a member
of MACV-SOG. Keith brings back a taste of the past, and more importantly he provides a fresh look at a huge piece of our history
in the process. He took on a huge project… and delivers.
Keith McKim has recorded the story of all MACV-SOG Special Forces Soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor
in Vietnam. He goes into great detail of each soldiers life, military service and especially the combat action that led to the
award of his Medal of Honor. What Keith does is go back to the era of the radio programs of the 1930’s to the early ’50’s and delivers the
soldiers story in the genre of the past, and his voice is articulate, animated
and emotional. Truly a professional presentation! “Vietnam
Green Berets S.OG. Medal of Honor Recipients.”
Each MACV-SOG Green Beret Medal of Honor recipient is recorded
as an individual segment on a series of two C.D.s for easy listening
at home or while driving in your car as I did. Many of the MACV-SOG
MOH events I had read about or heard the story via friends, yet for
the most part I knew nothing of the soldier himself. Listening to these
stories I have gained a huge amount of respect and knowledge of
each of these soldiers who “earned” the nations highest award.
Visit www.keithmckim.com for information on this important presentation.