For our first episode released in both audio and video formats with our partners at Kill Cliff, Greg “Billy Bob” Thornton & Raymond “Donk” Strasburger – both Air Force A-10 pilots – take us through one of the most harrowing combat missions at the onset of the Iraq War in early 2003.  Both pilots flew their A-10s through a blinding sandstorm, in a white-knuckle effort to provide critical close air support to U.S. troops in direct contact with Iraqi tanks. One of those troops was also one of their own – a fellow A-10 pilot from their squadron who was serving as the JTAC for the unit on the ground. Hear firsthand how the mission unfolded, and how it nearly ended in disaster, on this powerful, “keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat” edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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