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Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories

English, History, 22 seasons, 181 episodes, 5 days, 7 hours, 40 minutes
Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.
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History Daily - The German Defeat at Stalingrad

Today as a bonus episode, we’ll be airing an episode of History Daily about the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII which we think you’ll enjoy.  History Daily is a show that tells the fascinating stories of what happened “on this day” in history. Every weekday, they share the overlooked and often forgotten stories behind the names and dates of history. They cover a wide range of topics, like war, politics, religion, sports, science, technology, and plenty more. Episodes are under twenty minutes each, so they’re perfect for a quick listen anytime you need a bit of history. This is their episode titled “The German Defeat at Stalingrad”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1/15/202417 minutes, 49 seconds
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PREVIEW: The Deadly Rice Fields of Vietnam

In this preview, SP5 Clarence Sasser relives the traumatic mission for which he was later awarded the Medal of Honor. Check back tomorrow to hear our full interview with Sasser. Specialist 5th Class Clarence Eugene Sasser served in Vietnam as an Army Medic. In spite of numerous wounds and excruciating pain, he continuously administered aid to fellow soldiers for 20 hours as his company was attacked in Vietnam.  Sasser later said this about spending the night under fire: “The tough part wasn’t enemy fire, it was listening to guys call for their mama, and you can't do anything. Listening to them beg all night. And then you don’t hear them anymore in the morning, so you know they died.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/13/20238 minutes, 31 seconds
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PREVIEW: Pearl Harbor, Northern Italy, and the Medal of Honor

Tomorrow, on the 82nd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, we’ll be sharing our full interview with Captain Daniel Inouye. At 17 years old, Inouye witnessed the attack first-hand from his home in Hawaii, and he joined the US Army a year later when the government reversed its policy on Japanese Americans serving. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Northern Italy, and he became a Senator after returning home. In this preview of tomorrow’s interview, Inouye describes how his regiment climbed a treacherous cliff in order to flank a German company in WWII. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/6/20235 minutes, 39 seconds
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PREVIEW: Battalion Surgeon in the Bulge

In this preview, we'll be sharing a clip from tomorrow's interview with Captain Loran B. Morgan M.D.. Make sure to catch our full interview with Morgan when it releases tomorrow.  Captain Loran B. Morgan M.D. served as a battalion surgeon and paratrooper in the Army during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and at the Rhine River Crossing.  After the war, Morgan became an optometrist, and invented an irrigation device for eye wounds that is still used by medical personnel in the field today. He also went to Vietnam for 60 days as a civilian to run an eye clinic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/22/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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PREVIEW: B-17 Crewmember in WWII

Content Warning: Gore, Violence In this preview, we'll be sharing a clip from tomorrow's interview with Lt Col James Wirth. Make sure to catch our full interview with Wirth when it releases tomorrow.  Lieutenant Colonel James Wirth served in the US Army Air Force during World War II. As a togglier, he flew on bombers and was tasked with arming and dropping bombs as well as manning a turret on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/15/20237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Happy Holidays!

Hi, I’m Ken Harbaugh, host of Warriors In Their Own Words. I just wanted to let you know that the team and I are taking some time off during the holidays. We’ll return to our normal release schedule on January 12th.  In the meantime, we’ll be sharing an episode of our other show, the Medal of Honor podcast, here on this feed. Think of it as our holiday gift to you as thanks for your support. Happy holidays, and have a great new year!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/29/202221 seconds
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Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/18/20224 minutes, 55 seconds
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New Episodes Coming Soon

Warriors in Their Own Words is back with all new episodes hosted by Ken Harbaugh. In partnership with the Honor Project and Evergreen Podcasts, we’re rebooting this podcast at a time when our nation needs these stories more than ever.  For generations, Americans have answered the call and gone where their country sent them. They’ve done their best to serve with honor, often under unthinkable circumstances. In Warriors in Their Own Words, we’ll dig into the archives to bring you stories from wars that have begun to recede in our collective memory. World Wars I and II, Vietnam, and more. We’ll also bring you brand-new stories, from a new generation of warriors. We’ll hear about places like Iraq and Afghanistan, from the battlefield and behind the scenes. Warriors in Their Own Words is our attempt to present the raw truth of what we have asked from those who wear our country’s uniform - or those who operate in the shadows. Thank you for listening and, by doing so, honoring those who serve. New episodes will be released every other week. Subscribe to the podcast now to see them in your feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/30/20202 minutes, 45 seconds