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Ep. 96 – Stuart “Stu” Steinberg (EOD, Vietnam)

Stuart "Stu"Steinberg has lived an adventurous life to say the least. Enlisting in the Army during the Vietnam War, he would eventually serve as an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist from 1967-1971. During his 18 months in Vietnam, he would have one of the most dangerous jobs in the services, and his experience there would

2018-12-19T22:04:09-04:00December 17th, 2018|

Ep. 95 – Col Kim Campbell (Fighter Pilot)

Col KimCampbell's story is one of perseverance, and living proof that shutting down the urge to quit or give up, will ultimately lead to what others told you wasn’t possible. At a young age she set her sights on attending the U.S. Air Force Academy to ultimately put herself on a path to become an

2018-12-19T22:05:00-04:00December 11th, 2018|

Ep. 94 – Dave Burton (Marine Grunt)

Feeling an obligation to serve his country and fight for those lost, especially the first responders, after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Dave Burton went into a Marine Corps recruiting office on 9/12. To his surprise, there wasn't another person in line to sign up. He wasn't dissuaded though, and he enlisted that day. He

2019-01-23T04:08:30-04:00December 3rd, 2018|

Ep. 93 – Anthony Swofford (Writer, “Jarhead”)

Anthony Swofford joined the Marine Corps in 1988, setting in motion a series of events that would put him on the front lines of the liberation of Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Storm, and eventually help launch his career as a writer and producer. He's probably best known for writing the book, "Jarhead" -

2019-01-23T04:16:12-04:00November 27th, 2018|

Ep. 92 – Todd Nicely (Marine)

In a matter of seconds Marine Cpl. Todd Nicely's life was changed forever. After the blast and while he was flying through the air, he knew "they" had finally got him. On March 26, 2010, while leading his patrol back to base camp in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nicely stepped on a pressure plate mine. The blast

2019-01-23T04:17:10-04:00November 20th, 2018|

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

2019-01-23T04:18:10-04:00November 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

2019-01-23T04:19:30-04:00November 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

2019-01-23T22:53:05-04:00October 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

2019-01-24T22:16:23-04:00October 23rd, 2018|