Captain story told on Radio

Posted in Captain on October 30th, 2013 by Dave

On October 23, I filmed my friend Dick Updaw, Captain, USMC 1966-1970, as he was interviewed by Cpl. Tim Thornton, (shown above),  of the Military Exchange/Military Talk Radio, (1040 AM, WYSL and 92.1 FM  covering upstate NY). Dick has become a polished presenter when asked to tell the story of Cpl. Robert Hodes USMC,  who was killed at the battle for Iwo Jima in World War ll . His story  subsequently became the basis for my film, “Captain, Story of a Fallen Soldier“.

I decided, on the spur of the moment to film the event, (albeit with a handheld camera – so please excuse a bit of camera shake !). Radio host and former Marine Corporal Tim Thornton did a great job conducting the interview. Tim is the owner of Iron Mikes Military Exchange, located in Canandaigua, NY.

This place is a both a veritable military museum and a fully stocked store  of all things military: memorabilia, gear, “trench art”, etc. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, and I by no means did  due to time limits, there’s another room further and further away from the front of the store with more items of interest…A really cool place.

If you’re interested in viewing the trailer or purchasing Captain, Story of a Fallen Soldier, please click here.