Friday, April 4, 2014

Drama, Deception and Truth; An Old Audio Recording

From my personal collection of sound clips; drama, deception and, finally, truth....all in a minute and 15 seconds. Listen to it all. (Certainly, no disrespect to my fellow Marines intended)
https://soundcloud.com/nawikiothin/khe-sanh

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Veterans: Labotomies to Meditation

From radical brain surgery to drug therapy and meditation, Iowa veterans have done it all while coping with mental illness in the aftermath of war. Treatments have come a long way since lobotomies were performed on World War II vets in Knoxville, Iowa.
A special report on Iowa Public Radio; A shocking, yet hopeful, story on 70 years of treating veterans mental health issues. (Photo recreates a patient view moments before "ice pick" surgery.)

http://iowapublicradio.org/post/veterans-lobotomies-meditation

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Hard Knocks of Kimo Williams

A lot of things are associated with the battlefields of Vietnam. Music is rarely one of them. But the boonies of Vietnam are where Kimo Williams cut his musical molars. This Chicago resident is a son of Nam.  http://www.historynet.com/kimo-williams-are-you-experienced.htm This Kimo profile is my latest story for Vietnam Magazine.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Whatever happened to POW bracelets?

They were popular during the Vietnam War. A Florida man, who wore one of the metal bands as a teenager, recently connected the dots after more than 40 years. Learn what happened, in this exclusive story broadcast on Iowa Public Radio in 2013.

http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pow-bracelet-comes-full-circle

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New Author Interview

Here is a link to a new author interview on the indie publishing site Smashwords.
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/lantern

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vietnam Era Scrapbook

The American Forces Vietnam Network website has added my Vietnam-era photos to the history page. The collection represents the earliest years of my broadcasting career, 1968-70. (This photo taken at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC) Many thanks to webmaster Jim White.
http://afvn-radio-tv.org/Rick_Fredericksen.html 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Historic (personal) Radio Newscast


This is the earliest newscast I have, from March 27, 1969. I was at AFVN in Saigon and had been in country about two weeks. I was 19 years old, and pretty inexperienced...as you can hear on this You Tube link.  http://youtu.be/Lzr9uWeLL_M   I got better with time.