On this week’s episode of Truth About War, we sit down and talk to Mitchell Rose, is a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Vietnam. Mitchell grew up in the legendary western Pennsylvania hard scrabble steel town of Braddock. Growing up there wasn’t easy, nor was entering boot camp at Parris Island in the deep south. He encountered racism during his service, but he remembers a few whose views shifted over time, as drill instructors reminded the soldiers that in the Marines, they’re all green. In 2018, Mitchell decided to turn the pain he experienced due to the killing of his teenage cousin, Antwon Rose, into inspiration to fight for social justice in his community. Tune in to hear Mitchell’s stories of his service and listen to why he is a true freedom fighter today.
LINKS TO FURTHER READING
From The Balance Careers: Can a Judge Order Someone to Join the Military or Go to Jail?
From PBS News Hour: A bird’s-eye portrait of what was once a thriving steel town
From History.com: G.I.s’ Drug Use in Vietnam Soared—With Their Commanders’ Help
From YouTube: Welcome | Braddock, PA: Part 1 (4 part series)