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Winter Soldier Investigations
Testimony given in Detroit, Michigan,
January 31, 1971, February 1 and 2, 1971












The recordings presented here were originally broadcast in 1971 by Pacifica station WBAI, New York. Most of the recordings presented below are excerpts from particular sessions of the Winter Soldier proceedings. In some cases, the music, broadcaster commentary, or other program material that accompanied the original WBAI broadcast is included. Sound quality varies.

1st Air Calvery Division, Part I

Opening testimony of Captain John K. (Jack) Mallory

Listen to it(4:33 min.)

Transcript of this testimony

Prisoners of War Panel

Panel: Howard Zinn (Professor of Political Science at Boston University), Jon Floyd (Marine Corps veteran), Jon Van Dyke (attorney, U.S. State Dept.), George Smith (ex-member, Special Forces Aide Team in South Vietnam), Dr. Marjorie Nelson, Stephanie Caldwell (sister of POW), Virginia Warner (mother of POW), Jon Drolshagen. (Lieutenant and a prisoner of war interrogator), Don Dzagulones (interrogator), Steve Noetzel (Vietnam veteran)

Listen to it (part I) (75 min.)
Listen to it (part II) (42 min.) [Note: second half of recording has poor sound quality]

Transcript of this testimony

Miscellaneous Panel

Panel: Michael McCusker (Marine Corps), David Cohen (Navy), Sam Schorr (Army Combat Batallion), Dennis Butts (Army infantry), Thomas Heidtman (Marine Corps), Paul Williams (Marine Corps), Don Donner (Army Engineers), Joe Galbally (Army infantry), Ed Murphy (Army infantry), Timon Hagelin (Army), Russel Kogut (helicopter pilot), Dennis Caldwell (Navy), Steve Pitkin (Army), Don Pugsley (Green Beret medic)

Listen to it (part I) (16 min.)
Listen to it (part II) (78 min.)
Listen to it (part III) (27 min.)

Transcript of this testimony

Third World Panel

Panel: Donald P. Williams, Scott Shimabukuro, Barry Romo, Evan Haney, Earl Rose, Allen Akers, Charles N. Stephens, William Light, Orville Carey, Larry D. Brooks, Murphy Lloyd, Mike Nakayamo

Listen to it (72 min.)

Transcript of this testimony

25th Infrantry Division and Public Information Office

Panel: Part I: Ron Podlaski (Army Special Forces), Sonny Keys (Third Squadron, Fourth Cavalry of the 25th Division), David Chiles (Kent State University student), Patrick Ostrenga (University of Wisconsin, Madison student) Part II: Larry Rottmann. (Assistant Information Officer for the 25th Infantry Division), Mike McCusker (Marine Corps), Larry Craig (25th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade), Alex Primm (information specialist with the Headquarters of the 1st Logistical Command)

Listen to it (part I) (72 min.)
Listen to it (part II) (88 min.)

Transcript of this testimony

1st, 4th, and 9th Infantry Division and 1st Marine Division

Part I: Panel: Wayne Novick (moderator), Don Donner (moderator), John Lytle (6/15 Artillery, 1st Division), Robert McConnachie (1st Infantry Division, 2nd/28th, Black Lions), Ron Newton (704 Maintenance Battalion, 4th Division), John Hartner (4th Infantry Division),

Part II: Broadcast of testimonies runs to 31:21 min., after which WBAI announcer briefly discusses news regarding invasion of Laos after, which broacast of testimonies resumes with Kenneth J. Campbell (Marine Corps)

Listen to it (47:24 min.)

Transcript of this testimony (Part I)
Transcript of this testimony (Part II)


Recordings courtesy of The Freedom Archives


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