The Phantom Marine

The Phantom Marine

William Langston was killed in action on Iwo Jima. Ten months later he seems to have reappeared in his hometown. Things get stranger from there.

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March 10, 2021 23 min
Our look at imposters continues with the case of a man who abandoned his identity - and then tried to get it back - when his ex wife was accused of his murder.

To read Tim Stanley's article in the Tulsa World about the 'Phantom' Marine, visit https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/tim-stanley-mystery-of-phantom-iwo-jima-veteran-lingers-76-years-later/article_3648a3e8-71ff-11eb-bf92-cf43e2105f77.html
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What does the most famous imposter case of all time tell us about the mystery of the phantom marine? Natalie Zemon Davis joins to tell us.
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January 23, 2021 27 min
Marine Corps veteran and Iwo Jima expert Robert Burrell takes us into battle through William Langston's eyes.
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December 24, 2020 35 min
It is believed that only ten men survived the battle of Cushman's Pocket, Iwo Jima. We talk to one of them, Jim Earl, who was part of William Langston's Fox Company on the day he officially died.
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December 13, 2020 28 min
Number one New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley joins us to discuss the Battle of Iwo Jima, a secret the Marine Corps tried to keep, and what the most famous photograph of all time tells us about William Langston.
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December 4, 2020 32 min
Interview with William Langston's niece, a search of his military files, and the FBI report on Marion Langston.
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November 22, 2020 41 min
Langston's nephew weighs in on the memory of the Phantom Marine. The FBI and the Marines head to Newport.
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November 15, 2020 31 min
The Phantom Marine vanishes and reappears. Then the trail goes cold forever. A young bride is forced into an impossible situation. A sea monster and America's most beautiful murder defendant enter the picture. And we talk to Duane Langston, the son of the Phantom Marine.
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November 9, 2020 30 min
Chris DeRose falls down a deep rabbit hole searching for answers to the mystery of the Phantom Marine.
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