Happy Veterans Day! Coming up we're scheduled to hear from several different veterans and we hope to hear from more! Don't miss this show as we plan to air part 2 of an interview with Jesse Ventura. We'll also hear from Senior Airman Sonny Bishop! Plus, we'll open up the phones for you to honor veterans! Be sure to catch Greg Bishop taking over the airwaves from 10 to noon CST on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield!
Ventura on JFK
Last week we heard the first of three segments of my interview with Jesse Ventura. We talked about some of the particulars of his latest book They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was A Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK. Did you miss that conversation? If so, be sure to catch the podcast here. Today, we'll hear more from Ventura and his findings in the book including Lee Harvey Oswald's past and details about some of the admitted players in the conspiracy. Don't miss it!
Airman Sonny Bishop in 1965 before duty with service dog Duke (click for larger pic)
Airman Sonny Bishop with Duke in 1965 in Okinawa (click for larger pic)
Airman Sonny Bishop getting ready for duty in 1966 (click for larger pic)
On this Veterans Day, a special treat ... Senior Airman Sonny Bishop! That's my dad! Just after 11am CST we'll be joined by the elder Bishop to talk about his service. Here's what he sent me as a brief bio of his service:
"I entered the Air Force in June 1963 and went to basic training in San Antonio Texas, Lackland Air Force Base. Basic training was for six weeks. After completing basic they assigned me to the Air Police squad and I continued training for an additional 8 weeks. The Air Police training was to prepare us for police work and to protect the Air Force base in the event of an attack. When I completed training in Texas I came home to Massachusetts for a short visit before I went overseas to Okinawa. I arrived on Okinawa in late October 1963, fifty years ago. I was on Okinawa when President John Kennedy was assassinated."
We'll hear more of this great American story today with Airman Bishop On Air!
Have a service member you'd like to honor? Are you a service member who wants to share a story? Throughout the show today, we'll open up the phones for you to share your story or the stories of your loved ones. Let's set aside the politics of the day and talk about the sacrifice and service of the US military. That's ahead with Bishop On Air!
Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.