When Nora McInerny's dad died, she lost his stories. The ones she's not sure she's remembering correctly, and the ones she never knew – like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. Nora meets some of the men with whom her dad served, and discovers how a single day in 1968 shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become.
New for Veterans Day, "Semper Fi" is an exploration of truth, memory, trauma and family. It presents an intimate portrait of Vietnam veterans, and the families that still feel the effects of their loves ones' service. Hear their stories this Saturday at 1pm on 88.3 FM WAER.