May 28, 2015
Ret. Colonel, United States Marine Corps, Author, "Brothers Forever", travismanion.org joins Steve to discuss his book, "Brothers Forever: The Enduring Bond Between A Marine And A Navy Seal That Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice." The father of US Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion tells the story of a unique friendship between his son and Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, both KIA and later buried side by side. They met as roommates at the U.S. Naval Academy and were "brothers in every way but blood." Travis was killed in 2007, shielding his fellow Marines from enemy fire in Iraq. Brendan was killed three years later in Afghanistan. In 2011 at Arlington Cemetery Pres. Obama praised the two men as the embodiment of "brotherhood," "sacrifice," and "love of country."