The Lincoln Laureates

John Borling - Keep Marching

Episode Summary

Major General John Borling did something unimaginable. He crafted poetry out of the seemingly endless years as a POW at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. From Borling's first airborne experience in a jet, he knew he "had to be a fighter pilot." In this episode of the Lincoln Laureates, you'll hear how 'taps on the wall' were the key to surviving Borling's imprisonment. Plus, why he feels deeply connected to Memorial Day through its creator, John A. Logan. Our guest host for this conversation is award-winning broadcast journalist, Ron Claiborne.