Ep. 179 – Dan Luna (Navy SEAL)

Dan Luna is using his experience as a Navy SEAL to do something revolutionary, that for a species that has enacted violence on itself in times of war, for centuries, probably shouldn’t be. That “something” is preparing American servicemembers for the shock that war is on the human brain. He’s helping servicemembers get ahead of Post Traumatic Stress by working to minimize its effects from the front end, rather than… Read More

Ep. 178 – Diane Evans (Vietnam Combat Nurse)

We don’t often hear the stories of women who served in Vietnam, especially those who deployed directly to combat zones. Diane Evans is one of those women who had the opportunity to serve as a nurse in combat in Vietnam in areas where humanity seemed only a ragged shred of existence. She joined the military in the late 1960’s with the intent to go to Vietnam. Like her brothers and… Read More

Ep. 177 – Jack Murphy (Ranger/Green Beret/Journalist)

From an early age, Jack Murphy wanted to join the military – he wanted to be close to the action, to experience war. 9/11 happened during his senior year in high school, so as soon as he graduated he enlisted to become an Army Ranger. As a Ranger he served as an anti-tank gunner, sniper, and team leader with 3rd Ranger Battalion. A friendly fire incident nearly derailed his military… Read More

Ep. 176 – Joe Galloway Returns! (Military Correspondent)

Legendary journalist, Joe Galloway, joins us again on the podcast! Joe has covered just about every major conflict involving the U.S. military from the Global War on Terror all the way back to Vietnam, where he made a name for himself and was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device for rescuing wounded soldiers under fire at Ia Drang, becoming the only civilian to receive a combat medal from the… Read More

Ep. 175 – Eric Donoho (Army Infantry)

His military career had an almost idyllic start. Following in his father’s footsteps, he signed up for the Infantry, and set out to do his part in the fight against terrorism and protect not just Americans, but also the continually oppressed. He even ended up sitting next to his future wife on the long flight from Infantry School to his first duty station in Alaska. But Eric Donoho’s time as… Read More

Ep. 174 – Fred Wellman (Army Scout Pilot)

Fred Wellman has experienced some pretty significant highs in his military career. He was commissioned in Aviation out of West Point; flew Scout missions in Desert Storm; studied at Harvard; learned to fly Black Hawks so he could return to active duty to serve in combat in the Global War on Terror; as well as served as the spokesman for Generals David Petraeus and Martin Dempsey. But with those highs… Read More

Ep. 173 – James Stejskal (Green Beret/Det “A”)

Green Beret James Stejskal holds the distinction of serving in one of the Army’s most unique and at one time, highly classified Special Forces Detachments operating in East Germany during the Cold War. Known simply as Detachment “A”, the unit operated behind the Iron Curtain within the Soviet-controlled German Democratic Republic. The unit’s primary mission was to wreak havoc behind the enemy’s lines, and buy outnumbered NATO forces time to… Read More

Ep. 172 – Rocky Bleier (Vietnam/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Following a promising college football career at Notre Dame, Rocky Bleier was on his way to starting a pro career in the NFL. It was 1968, and Bleier, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, was nearing the end of his first NFL season when he received another draft notice. This time it was from the Army, and it was for a report date the morning after a Steelers game… Read More

Ep. 171 – Rob Jones (Marine/Paralympian)

Searching for a higher purpose, and a sense of selflessness and brotherhood, Rob Jones enlisted in the Marine Corps at 20, while still attending college at Virginia Tech. His sense of purpose and the warrior mentality that the Corps gave him were put to the test after he sustained devastating injuries on July 22, 2010 in Afghanistan. While sweeping a field for suspected IEDs, Jones stepped on a land mine…. Read More

Ep. 170 – Matt Klein (Army Infantry/”Battle Tribe”)

Matt Klein grew up with vivid stories of his grandfather flying dive bomb missions in World War II. His grandfather had signed up shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Much like his grandfather, Klein joined the military shortly after 9/11. He signed up to serve in the Infantry – a job that would provide more than its fair share of hairy moments through two combat deployments to Iraq as… Read More