Another Tuesday night and you know that means great guests on the Tami Jackson Show*!

In the first 1/2 hour I will be speaking with Rich Botkin.

Rich FBRich, a retired Marine officer, served four years active, eleven in the reserves. Botkin is the author of Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph, a magnificent work of military history centered on the Easter offensive and the American and Vietnamese Marines.

The tome highlights many brave men, including: Col G.H. “Gerry” Turley, Col John Ripley (“Skipper”), and Maj Le Ba Binh, who fought in a war demonized and undermined by the Mainstream Media and The Left.

Ride the Thunder tells the story of American Marines, Covan, and the TQLC, a story not well-known by so many Americans.

Ride the Thunder is the result of 5 years of writing and 4 trips to Vietnam, and was made into a motion picture in March of 2015.


Rich and I will talk about his new article, Will Ken Burns’ Twisted Version of Vietnam War Endure?

The article begins:

“No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” Richard Nixon’s 1994 post-war observation remains as prescient as ever. With the release of the Ken Burns/Lynne Novick epic 10-part PBS documentary on the war last month, it is safe to say that the misreporting and misremembering have only been compounded and exacerbated.

Sadly, the American taxpayers have funded this new Burns/Novick series which only continues The Left’s narrative of the Vietnam War.

Listen as Rich and I debunk what Ken Burns and Lynne Novick assert.

Botkin writes in his article:

If nothing else, the release of the Burns/Novick work has ignited a firestorm of passionate response from those men who honorably served. And it was their stories, including those of our South Vietnamese allies, that went largely untold in 18 long, tortuous hours.

Our hope is that perhaps a backlash will occur, that thousands will obtain copies of the Ride the Thunder movie, now available in DVD and Blu-Ray, and that the light of truth will reveal the Burns series to be a terrible misrepresentation of the war and those who honorably served.


In the second 1/2 hour I will be talking to Doug Ibendahl.

RNW_Doug-IbendahlDoug Ibendahl is a Chicago attorney and former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party. In 2000, he was named Illinois Coordinator for Young Professionals for George W. Bush (YP4W), a national volunteer coalition of the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign. Doug also served on the Bush-Cheney legal team in Florida during the 2000 Presidential recount.

Before starting his own law and consulting practice, Doug was an attorney with one of the world’s largest law firms, Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. His practice concentrated in the firm’s corporate, finance and government groups, and included Fortune 500 corporate clients, as well as governmental entities.

Ibendahl is the Co-Founder of Republican Young Professionals (RYP), an all volunteer grassroots organization dedicated to introducing younger people to political and community involvement. He has worked on numerous political and legislative campaigns.

Doug is a widely read political commentator and Editor-in-Chief of From 2008 to 2010 he also co-hosted a popular Sunday morning political talk show on AM 560-WIND.

Doug and I will be talking about President Donald Trump, his successes, his adversaries, and the controversy over Trump’s condolence call to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the soldiers killed in the ambush in Niger.

Ibendahl was an early Trump supporter and predicted he would win. Now we’ll hear how he thinks the president is measuring up.

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