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So far Matthew Pascarella has created 74 blog entries.

Ep. 91 – Jim Reese (1st SFOD-D)

Jim Reese spent a good part of his military career in 1st SFOD-Delta, and has been called "one of the finest special operators in the modern military” by the Commander of Coalition Forces of Iraq and Afghanistan. He played a pivotal role in the first stages of the Global War on Terror, right after September

2018-11-12T23:06:22+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Ep. 90 – Mark Otto (Panama, Desert Storm)

In this special Veterans Day edition of HAZARD GROUND, Mark talks with United War Veterans Council (UWVC) Executive Director, producer of the NYC Veterans Day Parade, and Marine veteran of the Panama Invasion and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Mark Otto. Otto only spent four years in the Marine Corps, but he packed a lot into

2018-11-05T22:42:12+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Ep. 89 – Carolyn Furdek (Author, Motivational Speaker)

Sometimes it's the invisible wounds from war that are the most difficult to diagnose and treat. The indicators are subtle, if ever apparent. There's more mystery than science, and the wounded are left with the burden of proof and most often hopeless for a cure. That's exactly what happened to Carolyn Furdek. A former NCAA

2018-11-01T17:13:36+00:00October 30th, 2018|

Ep. 88 – Zachary Iscol (Marine, Task & Purpose CEO)

Following in the footsteps of family members who had served before him, Zach Iscol earned his commission after graduating from Cornell University in 2001. He actually passed up a flight contract and joined the infantry so he could get to combat sooner, fearing he might miss the war while working his way through a lengthy

2018-10-23T10:09:13+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

Ep. 87 – Joshua Mantz (U.S. Army, Asymmetric Mind)

What an absolutely insane story we have for you this week! On April 21st, 2007, Joshua Mantz was shot and killed by a sniper in Iraq. The exceptionally large bullet that killed Josh initially passed through a senior NCO standing next to him, and then severed Josh's femoral artery. After losing a significant amount of

2018-10-16T00:15:02+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Ep. 86 – Steven Kiernan (Marine, Writer)

Steve Kiernan joined the Marine Corps when he was 17. He attended his high school graduation as a Marine fresh out of boot camp. The discipline and drive that the Marine Corps instilled in Steve are what ultimately got him through some of his darkest days - the by-product of becoming a Marine and heading

2018-10-10T14:53:47+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Ep. 85 – Paul Szoldra (Marine, “Duffel Blog”)

Despite the darkness of combat, there always seems to be moments of levity that surface from time to time. Paul Szoldra, whether he believes it or not, is a master at finding those moments. Whether it was Marine boot camp, or the unforgiving landscape of Afghanistan, Szoldra found humor to get him through the boredom,

2018-10-09T02:43:20+00:00October 2nd, 2018|

Ep. 82 – Fight Oar Die (Alex Evans & Dr. Jacob Hyde)

What lengths would you go to, to change the world...to inspire others to change the world? Alex Evans, along with three other military veterans, is rowing a boat across the Atlantic Ocean to do just that. He's part of the 1st all-American Military veteran team - aptly titled "Fight Oar Die" - that will race

2018-09-18T04:45:14+00:00September 11th, 2018|