Cauldron

William “Red” Martin - Battle of Bud Dajo 5–8 March 1906

Episode Summary

William "Red" Martin never thought he'd climb through a cloud. If he had ever given the idea a second worth of thought, he probably would have said such a thing wasn't possible. But, by God, he'd done it! Now he could tell everyone until the day he died, "I climbed through a cloud on a volcano in the boondocks of the Philippines." Whether they believed it or not was up to them, "Red" would know the truth of it. He'd ended up on the side of volcanic rock, amidst the very clouds because he was a damn fine climber. Red grew up in the Appalachian range of West Virginie. He'd spent a boyhood scrambling along cliff edges and tiptoeing his way to the very edge of oblivion, with only a couple of broken bones to show for it. When Captain Lawton had asked for volunteers to climb hard and fast, Red had raised his arm without thinking…

Episode Notes

William "Red" Martin never thought he'd climb through a cloud. If he had ever given the idea a second worth of thought, he probably would have said such a thing wasn't possible. But, by God, he'd done it! Now he could tell everyone until the day he died, "I climbed through a cloud on a volcano in the boondocks of the Philippines." Whether they believed it or not was up to them, "Red" would know the truth of it. He'd ended up on the side of volcanic rock, amidst the very clouds because he was a damn fine climber. Red grew up in the Appalachian range of West Virginie. He'd spent a boyhood scrambling along cliff edges and tiptoeing his way to the very edge of oblivion, with only a couple of broken bones to show for it. When Captain Lawton had asked for volunteers to climb hard and fast, Red had raised his arm without thinking…

 

As always, some of the people and events have been altered or added. The goal is to entertain, enjoy!

 

To learn more about the Battle in the Clouds, the Massacre at Bud Dajo checkout the full episode on Friday 13th!

 

Music- Orison by Dan Bodan

Art - US Army Center of Military History, DA Poster 21-48