93 year-old Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Rutledge shares experiences from his 1988 trip to the Soviet Union. He also discusses the story of Jack Culliton who was listed as Missing in Action three times during WWII. 1988 marked the beginning of the fall of the Soviet Union. Rutledge shares stories of what he saw. The countries that he visited were impoverished, as most of the Soviet Union’s budget went into military funding, the space program, and athletes. There was little left over for infrastructure. Rutledge notes there are some unflattering comparisons to the Societ Union of 1988 and the America of today. He also shares his story of meeting Jack Culliton. Culliton was listed as missing in action three times during World War II. Listen to the full interview in the first hour.
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