Follow Up Friday: Meet Captain Max Hanlin

Friday, December 11, 2009

First, a discussion of what it means to "jerry-rig" something with Erin McKean of

Then, on the website for Tuesday's BL Show, we used a picture from the Department of Defense's website of a soldier in Afghanistan. See picture to the left. Richard Hanlin of San Francisco contacted the show to tell us that the picture is of his son, Max, commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. He discusses the work Max is doing in Afghanistan. Plus: check out more pictures of Captain Hanlin on the DoD Flickr page; and listen to Georgie Hanlin's recent NPR piece.


Richard Hanlin and Erin McKean

Comments [2]

Nancy Moshé from Chappaqua, NY

Having just heard Richard Hamlin say you never see soldiers on the West Coast, I feel compelled to reply that the only time I've ever seen a soldier coming off of a plane into his wife's arms was at the Oakland, CA, airport which I believe is one of the main entry ports for returning soldiers. Thank you.

Dec. 11 2009 11:05 AM
john from office

Brian thank you for a respectful interview of this Guest. It is true that Ivy Leaguers dont serve, unlike in past times.

This man and his son are the backbone of this nation. Many of your listeners have no respect for our soldiers.

Dec. 11 2009 10:59 AM

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