In The Moment ... October 3, 2017 Show 190 Hour 2
Seconds count in combat and in life. From split second decisions, to battles that explode and recede in a matter of moments, the fate of a battle can pivot on a delicate turn indeed. We're joined by John Mollison, Dalton Coffee, and Dave West to talk about "South Dakota Warrior" and "Split Second." Special premieres of John Mollison's film "South Dakota Warrior," are scheduled for Friday in Ft. Pierre and Saturday at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
"South Dakota Warrior" highlights the career of Ft. Pierre native, Lt. Cmdr. John Waldron, a torpedo bomber pilot who fought at the Battle of Midway during WWII.
"Split Second," is the story of 2nd Lt. James Kunkle who fought his way to the Distinguished Service Cross. Kunkle flew P-38s with the 9th Air Force over Europe during WWII. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his combat action on Sept. 16, 1944.