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So far Matthew Pascarella has created 94 blog entries.

Ep. 108 – Adam Mattis (Army – OIF)

He's now living his life not just for himself, but for those he served with on the battlefield who never made it home. One of those soldiers, in particular, died in an instant right next to him. On December 8, 2005, Adam Mattis was seriously injured when his vehicle was struck by an IED containing

2019-03-19T06:15:07-04:00March 19th, 2019|

Ep. 107 – Rachel Washburn (Combat Veteran & NFL Cheerleader)

She went from performing in front of thousands of cheering fans in NFL stadiums, to executing one of the most vital missions in the Global War on Terror. Rachel Washburn was a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader before commissioning as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army. Her first assignment in the Army was to a Cultural Support

2019-03-12T06:01:10-04:00March 12th, 2019|

Ep. 106 – Mike Frazier (From Coast Guard to 160th SOAR)

Mike Frazier has one of the most interesting military backgrounds of any of our guests. He served in Iraq in 2003 as part of a Coast Guard tactical law enforcement team, in support of combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following a short stint in the Coast Guard, Frazier enlisted in the Army to become

2019-03-05T05:56:38-04:00March 5th, 2019|

Ep. 105 – Rich Stayskal (Marine & Green Beret)

Imagine being shot through the chest by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq in 2004, and surviving. Imagine completing a 4-year enlistment as an infantry Marine, surviving combat, and then going on to become one of the Army's elite Green Berets. Now imagine finding out several years after surviving the sniper's round, that you have terminal

2019-02-26T06:23:38-04:00February 26th, 2019|

Ep. 104 – Philip Caputo (Author, Vietnam)

Author, journalist, and Marine Officer Philip Caputo served 16 months in Vietnam, landing in 1965 with the first ground combat unit deployed there. Caputo spent much of his time in Vietnam commanding an infantry platoon in fierce combat operations synonymous with the war. A few years later he would leave the Marine Corps and begin

2019-02-19T05:50:46-04:00February 19th, 2019|

Ep. 103 – Randy Couture (MMA Champion)

Our guest this week is one we like to call a special veteran guest. It isn't necessarily a story of combat and survival in the traditional sense. But it is the story of a man who served his country in the Army, during the Cold War, and then went on to inspire millions through his

2019-02-12T06:20:55-04:00February 12th, 2019|

Ep. 102 – Marissa Strock (Army MP)

Marissa Strock joined the Army seeking a sense of direction in life. She knew the military and going to war would present challenges, but what she experienced on Thanksgiving Day 2005, was furthest from her mind when she signed on the dotted line with her recruiter a relatively short period before. On that day in

2019-02-07T19:27:55-04:00February 5th, 2019|

Ep. 101 – Jeremy Tindell (Ranger)

Circumstances beyond his control brought him to the 75th Ranger Regiment. But once he made it in and earned the coveted scroll and beret, retired Sergeant First Class Jeremy Tindell found a home. So much so that he stayed in the Regiment after suffering a severe back injury in a training accident. Tindell retired from

2019-02-04T23:36:50-04:00January 29th, 2019|