Warbirds of Glory MUSEUM, Operation Song and Looking Back at the Vietnam War

  • Patrick Mihalek, President of Warbirds of Glory Museum
  • Dominic Sansone – Veteran, Operation Song “13.53.05”
  • Doug Bradley – Vietnam Veteran, Author

Warbirds Museum + Operation Song + Doug Bradley - April 2, 2023

Hosted by Dale Throneberry

Warbirds of Glory Museum – New Hudson, Michigan

This is Patrick Mihalek’s story of his passion for B-25s.

Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor, both with a passion for aviation, founded the Warbirds of Glory Museum in April of 2013.

The Warbirds of Glory Museum, a publically funded organization, received its IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit designation in 2014. All Contributions and donations to the museum are fully tax-deductible.

Patrick and Todd have built this museum and the programs for education and training for youth on a wing and a prayer for a long long time!

Warbirds of Glory Museum is saving history by restoring WWII B-25 Sandbar Mitchell, and also mentoring youth while restoring the B-25 to flying condition. Patrick is planning to fly cross county to honor our veterans and those who fought for our freedom.

For more Warbirds of Glory Museum infomation 

Operation Song

Featuring the song and the story of Dominic Sansone

Lt. Col. Dominic Sansone, US Army, (1996-2016) tells our audience about the chaos of a moment while stationed in Iraq. He now works for Travelers Insurance and is proud of their support of veterans.

Pete Sallis Operation SongwriterPete Sallis, is an accomplished songwriter who lives in Nashville, though originally from Chicago. He loves writing songs. He has cuts all across the genres of music like the double platinum American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips So Easy,  and even has a Grammy nomination with Keb Mo for The Worst Is Yet To Come.

MP3 Sound Track of 13:53:05

Lyrics of 13:53:05

I woke up that morning to a sunrise cow call

Four Tangos blew up a homemade wall

A Vbid bomb started a long firefight

Fifteen purple hearts and fifty five soldiers survived

 

Bullets flying

Fires lighting

Scared 18 year olds shooting M4 guns

No forgettin’

No regrettin’

The innocence I lost from that fight we won 

That’s the minute I learned the meaning of sacrifice

13:53:05

 

I signed up to fight to get a combat patch

But I’d be okay if I had to give it back

They say war is hell but really it’s much worse

Cuz there’s no happy ending in that chapter and verse

When there’s

 

Bullets flying

Fires lighting

Scared 18 year olds shooting M4 guns

No forgettin’

No regrettin’

The innocence I lost from that fight we won 

That’s the minute I learned the meaning of sacrifice

13:53:05

 

I’m still working thru it all with meds and therapy

How can a 15 minute firefight last a lifetime for me

 

But I’m trying

I’m surviving

And I’ll never quit until the mission is done

No forgettin’

No regrettin’

The innocence I lost from that fight we won 

That’s the minute I learned the meaning of sacrifice 

13:53:05  

Forever burned in my mind

13:53:05  

Wholl Stop the Rain Doug Bradley

What Have We Learned? A Compilation of Opinions

A chorus of voices in Who’ll Stop the Rain—famous and anonymous, female and male, veteran and non-veteran, American and Vietnamese—suggests new possibilities for understanding the legacy of Vietnam and, ultimately, for bringing the men and women who served their country in that controversial war home for good.

More Information from Doug Bradley

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