Joe Galloway

Joe Galloway

Life of a War Correspondent

Listen to the recollections of “a soldier’s reporter.”


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Vietnam, from the first day, was the most openly covered war in American history. How does coverage of the Vietnam War compare with coverage of the Iraq War or the war in Afghanistan?


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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Journalist Joe Galloway discusses his career and reflects on the numerous combat operations he’s covered in his 50-years of war reporting.

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Joseph L. Galloway recently retired as the senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers. In the course of his 50-year career, he’s served as a foreign/war correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, as a senior editor and senior writer for U.S. News & World Report magazine, and as a special consultant to General Colin Powell at the State Department.
   
A native of Texas, Galloway served four tours as a war correspondent in Vietnam and covered half a dozen other combat operations. On May 1, 1998, he was decorated with a Bronze Star Medal with V (valor) for rescuing wounded soldiers while under fire in the Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, in 1965. His is the only medal of valor the U.S. Army awarded to a civilian for actions during the Vietnam War. He is co-author of several books including the national bestseller We Were Soldiers Once-And Young.

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March 27, 2014

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Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.


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