Our nation spent Thanksgiving this year in the middle of a war
that has claimed a quarter of a million lives. My father's tank
battalion spent the Holidays in a different kind of war. Just as
today, Thanksgiving was a special day.
About the Podcast
Aaron Elson went to a reunion of the 712th Tank Battalion in 1987, seven years after his father passed away. Aaron was so moved by the stories the veterans shared that he returned two reunions later with a tape recorder. The rest is history. Oral history.