Col. James Riffe, U.S. Army, WWII, Okinawa

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Retired U.S. Army Col. James Riffe joins us to discuss his 30 years of service to the United States, with a focus on his many roles during the critical and costly battle of Okinawa in 1945.
In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Col. Riffe explains how he went from an enlisted man to an officer and he shares the painful memories of great loss on Okinawa. He also explains how his experience in the war impacted his approach as an officer for decades to come.
Finally, Col. Riffe shares his memories of his service in Berlin in the 1960's and some very tense moments in that divided city.

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