Caption: Base Church, Credit: Jake Warga
Image by: Jake Warga 
Base Church 

Staff Sergeant Ike Richardson

From: Jake Warga
Series: Soldiers Soundtracks to War--IRAQ
Length: 01:54

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"I’m a traditional guy from the south, so I like traditional gospel music … [sings]…"

091224_240_small “Alright, here’s a song by Douglas Miller … [sings]… I’m Staff Sergeant Ike Richardson originally from Alabama … [sings]… I’ve been in the Army some 18 years … [sings]… I’m a traditional guy from the south, so I like traditional gospel music … [sings]… I grew up singing. At about the age of 8 years old, I was the lead singer for a quartet group … [sings]… Ah, this is my third deployment. biblical traditions, and things we read about happen right here in this country. We aren’t too far from where Daniel was in the Lion’s Den … [sings]… A lot of guys on the extremist’s side want to say there is a holy war and stuff like that. I wouldn’t say that. I think we are in spiritual warfare all the time. Most religions are the same – they teach about love, they teach about peace, and those are the basis of the religion. So, the extremists are totally opposites to that … [sings]… Amen.”

Piece Description

“Alright, here’s a song by Douglas Miller … [sings]… I’m Staff Sergeant Ike Richardson originally from Alabama … [sings]… I’ve been in the Army some 18 years … [sings]… I’m a traditional guy from the south, so I like traditional gospel music … [sings]… I grew up singing. At about the age of 8 years old, I was the lead singer for a quartet group … [sings]… Ah, this is my third deployment. biblical traditions, and things we read about happen right here in this country. We aren’t too far from where Daniel was in the Lion’s Den … [sings]… A lot of guys on the extremist’s side want to say there is a holy war and stuff like that. I wouldn’t say that. I think we are in spiritual warfare all the time. Most religions are the same – they teach about love, they teach about peace, and those are the basis of the religion. So, the extremists are totally opposites to that … [sings]… Amen.”

Broadcast History

http://www.theworld.org/2010/05/31/personal-soundtracks-to-war/

Additional Credits

HearingVoices.com

Related Website

http://www.theworld.org/2010/05/31/personal-soundtracks-to-war/