Truth About War

Truth About War


Episode 11: Mitchell Rose

July 13, 2020

On this week’s episode of Truth About War, we sit down and talk to Mitchell Rose, a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Vietnam. Mitchell grew up in the Western Pennsylvania hard scrabble steel town of Braddock. Growing up there wasn’t easy, nor was entering boot camp at Parris Island in the deep south. He encountered racism during his service, but he remembers a few whose views shifted over time, as drill instructors reminded the soldiers that in the Marines, they’re all green. In 2018, Mitchell decided to turn the pain he experienced due to the killing of his teenage cousin, Antwon Rose, into inspiration to fight for social justice in his community. Tune in to hear Mitchell’s stories of his service and listen to why he is a true freedom fighter in Pittsburgh today.