On Tuesday nights, WLRN presents stories of conflict: wars, warriors and weapons.
On January 14, starting at 8:00 p.m., the line-up includes the Cuban Missile Crisis, the battles in the North African desert that helped turned the tide of World War II and a new look at the art of warfare from the unusual viewpoint of the logistics that often decide who wins and who loses:
When 63-year-old Bobby White served as an infantryman in Vietnam in the late 1960s, he and his fellow African-American soldiers had a handshake ritual they called "The Dap."
"It was sort of amazing," White says. "Sometimes the guys touched each other's hands, their arms, with a charismatic sort of flair. And sometimes it would go on for a minute to five minutes, just to show appreciation that you, as another brother serving in the war, we are connected to each other."