Over The Transom

New Transom Special — We’ve Never Been The Same: A War Story

Over the last five years, journalist Adam Piore has gathered the stories of the surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit; Jay Allison joined him for the last two years when it turned from a book into a radio story. Transom is featuring the finished hour.

At Fort Campbell before deployment, Delta was a ragtag bunch, the “leftovers” as one of their fellow soldiers put it, but on the night of March 18th, 1968, they became heroes when the company endured a long and devastating battle–not as long or as devastating, however, as the years that followed, after the men of Delta Company came home separately to live alone with the memories.

Adam Piore became dedicated to this group of guys and to their common story of trauma, guilt, courage, heartbreak, and reunion. This is Adam’s first work for radio and his notes about the transition from print can be found at Transom.


The program is part of our Transom Radio Specials series and it’s available on PRX.