On this Memorial Day we are hearing stories of life and death on the battlefield, in the words of the people who were there.
It's because of an innovate project called Witness to War whose goal is to capture the the oral histories of combat veterans and preserve them for future generations.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to the group's founder, and a World War Two vet who has recorded his extraordinary tale of survival.
A brother and sister find a very touching poem, presumably written by their father while he was serving in WWII. Sgt. James Lenihan came face to face with the enemy... a young German Soldier. Sgt. Lenihan shot and killed the soldier. The next day, he wrote his feelings in a poem. Lenihan talks about how he held the hand of the dying soldier as he drew his last breath... and the heartbreak it brought him.
The poem is published on the Defense Centers of Excellence website and has received dozens of blog responses from
For the past few weeks we've been asking our viewers what they'd like to ask Ted Turner. Many of you submitted your own questions for him.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield asked some of those question - and Ted Turner answered them– in the final segment of our Face to Face interview with Ted Turner.
"Top Kill," "Containment Dome," and "Junk Shot." None of those efforts by BP have stopped the oil leak in the Gulf. A lot of folks have offered their suggestions. Here's how two of them work:
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Until recently, when a disaster happened you would typically think about physical actions and volunteerism that would be necessary, in other words on-the-ground human capital resources. That traditional thought process is rapidly changing due to organizations like Crisis Commons and the many, many software developers who are lending their expertise to assist in creating very critical technology tools to assist individuals and organizations dealing with disasters. Recently, that display of rapid techie involvement for a common solution was demonstrated in the development of a new mobile application called Oil Reporter.
There are ways you can get involved. Go here for more details and to readup on more in-depth info.
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He owns more land than anyone else in the United States. He gave a billion dollar gift to the United Nations. He owns a chain of restaurants. And he's the founder of CNN.
And if those accomplishments weren't enough, Ted Turner is also turning his attention to other issues, like ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
More of CNN Fredricka Whitfield's interview with Ted Turner.
Ted Turner is probably best known as the billionaire businessman who started CNN.
But these days you're more likely to find him talking about other issues dear to his heart like our environment and why he feels it's time to stop using oil and coal.
More of CNN Fredricka Whitfield's conversation with Ted Turner.