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“Good Morning, Vietnam’s” Adrian Cronauer Speaks To Reservists

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Adrian Cronauer, best known as the inspiration for the character of the same name played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" speaks with Citizen Airmen of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Mr. Cronauer attended the Reserve unit's Commander's Call to speak to Airmen about theDefense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office where he works as the Special Assistant to the Director. He emphasized that the United States military strives to never leave a man behind. (USAF Photo/Tech.Sgt. James B. Pritchett)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Adrian Cronauer, best known as the inspiration for the character of the same name played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" speaks with Citizen Airmen of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Mr. Cronauer attended the Reserve unit's Commander's Call to speak to Airmen about theDefense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office where he works as the Special Assistant to the Director. He emphasized that the United States military strives to never leave a man behind. (USAF Photo/Tech.Sgt. James B. Pritchett)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Former U.S. Air Force sergeant, Adrian Cronauer, whose life was the inspiration for the major motion picture, Good Morning, Vietnam!, spoke to Citizen Airmen of the 403rd Wing Sunday at the unit's quarterly Commander's Call.

Mr. Cronauer is now Special Assistant to the Director of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office and serves as a confidential advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. He is responsible for ongoing outreach to families, veterans and activist groups, regular management oversight visits to worldwide units over which the department has policy responsibility, frequent media interviews and public appearances.

A popular after-dinner speaker and lecturer, Cronauer periodically appears as a guest on radio and television talk shows, including NBC-TV's Today; the PBS series, Freedom Speaks; Hannity & Colmes on the Fox News Channel, and frequent appearances on ABC-TV's former late night talk show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher; also, numerous stints on NBC Radio's Jim Bohanan Show; and the Oliver North and G. Gordon Liddy radio programs. His commentaries have been featured in many major newspapers throughout the country and on the NPR Radio Network.