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Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

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United States

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Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 283 - Aaron Futrell (U.S. Army)

8/9/2022
Aaron Futrell is a retired Army Staff Sergeant who joined the U.S. Army right after high school in 2000 where he attended basic training in Fort Jackson, SC. Aaron spent over 22 years both in active duty and in the Ohio National Guard. He has three total deployments overseas including his final deployment to Iraq in January 2020 where he sustained a traumatic brain injury during the Iranin's ballistic missile strike on Al Asad Airbase. Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at...

Duration:01:34:52

Ep. 282 - Josiah Guthland (U.S. Army / Veteran and Military Student Services, Director, UBALT)

8/2/2022
A Junior in high school on 9/11, Josiah Guthland made the decision to join the military in the weeks following the attacks on his country. Josiah enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 2003, spent 6 years in the Army, and served 2 combat deployments in Iraq as a Combat Engineer. He is currently the Director of Veteran and Military Services at the University of Baltimore. Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From...

Duration:01:30:16

Ep. 281 - Alex Plitsas (U.S. Army / Digital Dunkirk)

7/26/2022
Alex Plitsas spent eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves, in a post-9/11 world. Alex had three different deployments overseas as a soldier, a contractor, and as a DA civilian. He spent time working with the Secretary of Defense and also helped evacuate Afghans from Afghanistan as part of Digital Dunkirk. Alex currently works in the tech industry in the civilian sector. Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn...

Duration:01:42:02

Ep. 280 - Tim Fedrick (U.S. Navy / Warriors and Whiskey Club)

7/19/2022
Tim Fedrick spent 31 years in the U.S. Navy with 28 of those years inside the U.S. Navy SEALs and inside Naval special warfare. Tim retired from service as a Lieutenant Commander and he is now an Executive Producer and Host for JUL-TV "Veterans in Transition". Tim is also the ambassador of the organization, Warriors & Whiskey Club. https://warriorsandwhiskey.com/ Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From...

Duration:01:20:22

Ep. 279 - Stephanie Gattas (U.S. Navy / The Pink Berets)

7/12/2022
Stephanie Gattas is a United States Navy Veteran who served two overseas tours on the USS Simon Lake. Stephanie is both a Gulf War and Post 911 Veteran. After service, Stephanie followed her passion of giving back to the military community and its veterans and founded The Pink Berets in 2015. The Pink Berets is an organization that assists women of the U.S. Armed Forces who struggle with the invisible wounds of war such as PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma. https://thepinkberets.org/ Support...

Duration:01:12:26

Ep. 278 - Jason Kander (U.S. Army / Invisible Storm)

7/5/2022
Jason Kander is a former U.S. Army Captain who spent a little over 8 years in the military and had one deployment in the Military intelligence field overseas. Following his military service, Jason turned to American politics and was on his way to becoming Mayor of his hometown of Kansas City. Jason pulled out of the race right before the election to seek help for his PTSD. Focusing on his PTSD and mental health, Jason Kander has written the book, Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of...

Duration:01:09:08

Ep. 277 - Tony Mayne (U.S. Army / Ranger For Life)

6/21/2022
MAJ Tony Mayne served 21 years in the U.S. Army and deployed eight times in support of the Global War of Terror. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1998, Tony enlisted as an infantryman and as a member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, he participated in the initial combat airborne operation into Afghanistan on October 19th, 2001. Of Tony's awards and decorations, none is more important to him than his 3rd Ranger Battalion combat unit patch and the Ranger tab. Tony is the CEO and...

Duration:01:38:16

Ep. 276 - Samir Patel (U.S. Army / Trophy Point Investment Group)

6/15/2022
Samir Patel is a West Point Graduate who served as an Army officer with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. Sami Patel is also the owner of various real estate assets including hotels, multifamily, and SFR. He bought his first hotel at the age of 19 years old. Samir is a Managing Partner of Trophy Point Investment Group LLC as he leads a team of five people, including two equity partners. www.TrophyPointInvestment.com Support the...

Duration:01:10:19

Ep. 275 - Mark Franklin (U.S. Army / Zero Cancer)

6/7/2022
Mark Franklin is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 30 years of service that included multiple stations and deployments overseas, including Pakistan. After service, Mark became a Veteran advocate for ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer as he was diagnosed with cancer shortly before he retired from the Army. He speaks about his experiences with prostate cancer and helps raise awareness among the Veteran population. Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives. ZeroCancer.org Support the podcast...

Duration:00:58:58

Ep. 274 - Jake Harriman (U.S. Marines / More Perfect Union)

5/31/2022
Jake Harriman graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy and served seven and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Platoon Commander in both the Infantry and Force Recon. During his military service, Jake led four operational deployments, including two combat tours in Iraq. Following his service, Jake enrolled at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, founded Nuru International, and founded More Perfect Union where he also serves as the CEO. www.mpu.us Support...

Duration:01:48:05

Ep. 273 - Dario DiBattista (U.S. Marines / Writer & Editor)

5/24/2022
Dario DiBattista served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2001 to 2007 with a couple of deployments overseas. Dario would later become a distinguished graduate of the John Hopkins University M.A. in Writing Program. He is the editor of the anthology 'Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan'. His work has appeared in the Washingtonian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and many other publications. Dario is currently working on a...

Duration:01:14:23

Ep. 272 - Lucy Del Gaudio (U.S. Army / The Pink Berets

5/17/2022
Lucy Del Gaudio served in the US Army from 1990 to 1998, including service in support of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Lucy is currently the Chief Operations Officer for the Pink Berets, an organization that specializes in bringing counseling, treatment, and resources to female veterans suffering from PTSD and military sexual trauma. Lucy is one of the grassroots individuals that opened up the investigation into the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood....

Duration:01:28:28

Ep. 271 - Noel Huerta (U.S. Marines / Merging Vets and Players)

5/10/2022
Noel Huerta served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011. Noel was deployed twice during Operation Freedom and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Award after being wounded in combat. After his military service, Noel attended a private education institution and earned both his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration. Noel was instrumental in the formation of MVP and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of MVP....

Duration:01:29:59

Ep. 271 - Noel Huerta (U.S. Marines / Merging Vets and Players)

5/10/2022
Noel Huerta served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011. Noel was deployed twice during Operation Freedom and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Award after being wounded in combat. After his military service, Noel attended a private education institution and earned both his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration. Noel was instrumental in the formation of MVP and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of MVP....

Duration:03:02:24

Ep. 270 - Denton Knapp (O6, Ret, U.S. Army)

5/3/2022
Denton Knapp is a Wyoming native with pioneer roots dating back four-generations in Campbell County. He grew up in Gillette, graduated from Campbell County High School in 1983, and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy, West Point. He graduated in 1987 and was commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer. He deployed to combat 3 times for Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq 2002-3 and 2005-6) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan 2012-13) and was awarded the Legion of...

Duration:01:18:49

Ep. 269 - Brynt Parmeter (O6, U.S. Army/ Co-Founder, Call Sign Coffee)

4/26/2022
Brynt Parmeter served nearly 25 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army rising to the rank of colonel. During his time in uniform, he served in a wide variety of operational positions to include 39 months in Iraq between 2004 and 2009 where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge and three bronze star medals. After leaving the Army, Brynt co-founded Call Sign Coffee with his wife Lisa, an e-commerce coffee roasting company in San Jose, CA. Brynt currently is Walmart's Military and Veteran...

Duration:01:35:09

Ep. 268 - Wendell Affield (U.S. Navy/ Vietnam)

4/19/2022
At 17 Wendell Affield joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Vietnam. A lot happened in a 3 year time span, but that the end of that period, he was injured during an ambush while driving a river patrol boat. He was medevaced home and ventured into other projects. He detailed his military experience in a memoir, "Muddy Jungle Rivers." As an author, researcher, and memoirist, Wendell writes historical narratives that offer an honest yet sympathetic view of what life was like for those suffering...

Duration:01:20:11

Ep. 267 - Larry Moores (U.S. Army, Ranger/ Black Hawk Down)

4/12/2022
Larry was an Army combat veteran who had the unique experience of serving with the Ranger Regiment. He was involved in an operation in Somalia which has been documented in print and film as, "Black Hawk Down". Since transitioning out of the Army, he has taken on more projects working with Ranger heroes and also enjoys his time at Three Rangers Whiskey. https://threerangers.com Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate...

Duration:01:53:48

Ep. 266 - Will Huff (U.S. Army / Soldiers to Sidelines)

4/5/2022
Will Huff served for over 23 years in the U.S. Army as an Army Officer. He achieved the rank of Colonel and served fifty-four months deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his military accolades, Will is a graduate of Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and the National War College in Washington, D.C. Following his Army career, Will worked in the Towson University Athletic Department and spent the last three years as Deputy Athletic...

Duration:01:27:57

Ep. 265 - Phyllis Wilson (CW5, Ret., U.S. Army/ President, Military Women's Memorial)

3/29/2022
Phyllis Wilson served 37 years in the U.S. Army as Military Intelligence traveling the globe. She served with Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to her military accolades, Wilson is also a Registered Nurse and holds two Masters degrees. After retiring from the military, she has continued to be a pillar of strength for women, both in and out of the military. She currently serves as President of the Women in Military Service for America...

Duration:01:47:07