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Buck Sexton takes you inside the largest naval battle in World War II with this Veterans Day special

TheBlaze's national security adviser Buck Sexton speaks about the history of the Molotov cocktail. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

This post is by Brian Nole of TheBlaze Radio Network.

We as Americans have a special appreciation for our veterans, as they have put their lives on the line to protect what we so deeply cherish: life and liberty. This Veterans Day, TheBlaze Radio’s Buck Sexton gave thanks in a unique way, opening his radio program with a tribute to America’s veterans that not only gave us historical reference, but shed bright light on the courage they’ve shown, the difficulties they’ve faced and the sacrifices they’ve made to defeat our nation’s most ruthless adversaries.

Having had a grandfather who served in the United States Navy during World War II, Sexton focused on a battle that epitomized what veterans throughout American history have faced and will deal with in the future. Sexton's late grandfather fought in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II, which took place Oct. 23–26, 1944.

Sexton was determined to find oral history of this particular battle. He found a valuable story: the recollections of Lt. Walter B. Burwell, a medical officer who was aboard the USS Suwannee when it was struck by two Japanese Kamikaze aircraft on Oct. 25–26, 1944.

Although we could all simply read the story to ourselves, Sexton brings us closer to those critical days in American history with this special Veterans Day radio presentation.

Enjoy. And we issue a sincere thanks to all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces:

You can listen to the full Nov. 11, 2014 episode of The Buck Sexton Show below:

The Buck Sexton Show is LIVE, Monday–Friday from 12–2 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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