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Ep 085 | Bobby Weismiller – Vaccine mandate, liberty and breaking the cycle

As this episode goes live, Bobby Weismiller @lionscreedfitness is awaiting his job status with the federal government. Will he still be employed at the end of November? Like millions of others, the executive order could affect his and his family?s livelihood. Bobby outlines his health history, yet the federal government still denied his waiver request. [?]

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2021-11-15
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Ep 084 | Zach Asmus and Cress Clippard on Afghanistan and SIV’s

Afghanistan. What can I say? Well, I have a lot to say, but I?m not unloading my feelings here?much. We lost 13 American lives. At least 18 are injured, last I read (trying to get correct #). My heart goes out to their families. These heroes haven?t gotten the attention they deserve. Now that our [?]

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2021-09-06
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Ep 083 | Mark Lauren – Move Better, Feel Better

Mark Lauren (@mark_lauren_training) started as a USAF Combat Controller. After his active duty service, he went on to use his experience as an operator and instructor to write the bestselling book You Are Your Own Gym; the Bible of Bodyweight Exercises, which has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mark now uses his 30+ years of training [?]

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2021-08-23
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Ep 082 | Dan Schilling – The Power of Awareness

I last spoke with Dan Schilling in episode 64 about his NY Times Best-Selling book ?Alone at Dawn?. Today, he has a new book, The Power of Awareness. Schilling uses his personal experience from conducting combat and covert missions around the world, founded and then commanded two special operations squadrons ? the second being one [?]

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2021-07-26
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Ep 081 | Michael Andrew in Indonesia | Covid Vaccine Distribution

Michael Andrew (Michael the Maven) is back on the show to discuss why he?s in Indonesia and why UPS asked him to help them with logistical challenges in delivering vaccines. If you don?t follow Michael, I encourage you to check out all his adventures?both as an entrepreneur and as a volunteer throughout the world. Today [?]

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2021-06-14
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Ep 080 – Three Wise Men

In 2010, Beau and Ben Wise buried their big brother Jeremy. Two years later, Beau buried his brother Ben. He went from the youngest son to the only son. Their parents are the only known U.S. military family to lose two sons in Afghanistan during the 19+ year war. In this interview, I?m privileged to [?]

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2021-03-15
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Ep 079 | Rhonda Jimmerson – The Fight to Bring Her Brother Home

Rhonda Jimmerson?s brother, Major Troy ?Trojan? Gilbert was an F-16 pilot with over 1000 flying hours. On November, 27, 2006, his plane crashed in Iraq while he was protecting Americans whose helicopter had crashed. His body was ejected from the plane upon impact and immediately found and taken by al Qaeda?rolled up in a carpet [?]

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2021-02-22
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Ep 078 | Stan Staheli, Patton?s Third Army, WWII POW – Replay

Please enjoy this replay that originally aired in Feb of 2017. J. Stanford (Stan) Staheli was only 18 years old when drafted. One year later he was a member of Patton?s Third Army, 4th Armored Division, liberating France from the Nazi?s.  It was here that he was captured in 1944 during a German counter-attack near [?]

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2021-01-11
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Ep 077 | My Interview on “The Game” | Throwback from 2012

Throwback to my interview with Mick Gillispie and Ryan Fowler on ?The Game? radio show in February 2012. Mick has been a big supporter of The Mark Forester Foundation since its inception. And in this interview we cover many topics surrounding Mark?s education, time in military, final battle, The American Fallen Soldiers Project, fundraisers and [?]

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2020-11-09
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Ep 076 ? Special: Brig. Gen. Gwyn Armfield | Behind the scenes of our Next-of-Kin notifications

Sept 29, 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Mark Forester?s death in Afghanistan. The picture in this post is Mark?s body being taken from the C-17 at Dover AFB for the Dignified Transfer. My guest is General Robert Armfield who was Mark?s group commander in 2010. Armfield was also at Dover when Mark?s body arrived, [?]

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2020-09-29
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Ep 075 – Dan Skidmore | Former CCT, GORUCK Dir. of Training

Dan Skidmore spent nine years as an Air Force combat controller. As a member of this elite group, he deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other locations across the globe. He is a member of Force Blue , which unites the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine conservation for the betterment [?]

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2020-08-24
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Ep 074 – Memorial Day Special: Bobby Bonello Escorting Mark’s Body to Dover – The Angel Flight

Today Mark?s friend and teammate tells us what it was like to get the news of Mark?s death, how he got a risky flight out of his FOB and met up with Mark so he could escort his buddy back to the states as part of the Angel Flight. This episode is solely about Bobby [?]

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2020-05-24
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Ep 073 – Linda Ambard | Courageously Alive

It seemed Linda Ambard was the last person to find out about her husband, Maj. Philip Ambard?s death. The media knew, her co-workers knew and even some of her children found out via social media. Linda shares why her late husband immigrated to the United States, learned English, along with 7 other languages, and then [?]

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2020-05-04
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Ep 072 – Mark Lauren | Bodyweight Master & Best-selling Fitness Author

I know I?m not the only one who is getting an increased amount of target marketing on alternatives to gyms. Our current situation that has caused gyms to close didn?t change my routine at all b/c I don?t rely on one. The reason; my exercise strategy changed when I began following Mark Lauren?s programs in [?]

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2020-03-30
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Ep 071 – Jeff Kyle: Marine & Gold Star brother

Most of you have heard of Chris Kyle or seen the movie ?American Sniper?, directed by Clint Eastwood. It was a very popular book and movie. But I always wondered about his brother Jeff. What made him serve in the military? How close were he and Chris and how did Chris? death affect him? Today [?]

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2020-03-16
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Ep 070 – Michael Yon | Insurgency in Hong Kong

?Cowardice and courage; both are infectious. The Hong Kongers are showing a lot of courage.? Michael Yon (Instagram Michael_yon_world) is back on the show to discuss what?s going on it Hong Kong. We get into some deep history on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as talk its comparison to Poland in the 80?s. [?]

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2020-01-27
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Ep 069 – Hershel “Woody” Williams | Medal of Honor Recipient

Woody Williams will never forget the odor of burning human remains. ?There are some things about that 4 hours that have bothered me my whole life? I can?t remember going back and getting the other 5 flamethrowers.  It was so horrific, I didn?t want to remember.? I was introduced to death by flamethrower after learning [?]

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2019-11-11
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Ep 068 – Nic McKinley | Unleashing the Warriors on Child Trafficking

Nic is a former Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) and Country Chief for a special unit within the CIA. During his career he witnessed the epidemic of child trafficking within illegal markets and recognized the opportunity to apply his training to influence this global crisis. How do he and his organization, DeliverFund, do this? By equipping, [?]

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2019-10-14
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Ep 067 – Special: Mark Forester – Hammerhead

On this 9th anniversary of the death of Mark Forester, I talk with our dad and sister. Obviously this is more of a personal episode where we talk about Mark at various stages in life and Dad and Terri?s relationship with him. You may not know it by pictures or only knowing Mark as an [?]

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2019-09-29
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Ep 066 – Lauren Sisler | Firsthand Effects of Addiction and Overcoming Tragedy

When Lauren Sisler?s phone rang at 3 am, she never expected her father to say that her mother had died. When her plane landed in Virginia that same day, all she wanted was a big hug from her dad, only he wasn?t there. In those few hours, he had died too. Today, this ESPN and [?]

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2019-08-05
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Ep 065 – Memorial Day: Renee Nickell | Her Brother was Always Her Hero

Renee Nickell?s brother, Major Samuel Griffith, was killed-in-action in Dec, 2011. Since then, she?s gone thru many dark valleys and has found healing by writing a book: ?Always My Hero? about her older brother and best friend. With her appearance last week on Home and Family, and her radio, podcast and TV tour this past [?]

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2019-05-26
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Ep 064 – Dan Schilling | Alone at Dawn

In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot peak of a mountain in Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate. Chapman, leading the [?]

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2019-01-28
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Ep 063 – Justin Carroll | Online Security and Privacy

If you search for Justin Carroll on the web, you will find very little about him?and good luck finding a picture of his face. This former Marine is now a security and privacy consultant. Carroll stresses that it?s not about hiding anything, but protecting our information. In his early days he transitioned from Force Recon [?]

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2019-01-07
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Ep 062 – Sammy L. Davis | Medal of Honor Recipient – Vietnam

    Sammy Davis joined the Army because he loved his daddy. He wanted to make him and his grandads proud.  He was just a kid out of high school.  If he hadn?t joined the Army, he wanted to be a member of Hell?s Angels.        Regarding war protestors at SFO I asked, ?Did [?]

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2018-12-17
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Ep 061 – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman: Killology 101

?Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes.  Maybe I could have made a difference.? (spoken by the sheepdogs; the warriors). What do you ask the expert in the study of the psychology of killing? Among the many things we discuss today are the differences between sheep, wolves and sheepdogs.  [?]

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2018-10-29
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Ep. 060 ? SPECIAL: MAJ Wes Wilson – The Aftermath of Mark’s death in Shah Mashad

Today is 8 years since Mark was killed in Afghanistan.  Although we were notified in person by his teammates and leadership, there were still many unanswered questions?details no one who wasn?t there could personally share. Major Wes Wilson was the ODA Detachment Commander when Mark was killed.  Their team had split up and Wes was [?]

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2018-09-29
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Ep 059 – Inside the Thai Soccer Team Rescue w/ Maj Charles Hodges

?If we don?t try to rescue the boys, we?ll be giving them a death sentence.? On June 23, 2018, a team of 12 boys ? who were all between the ages of 11 and 16 ? had just finished a weekly soccer practice and went to explore a cave with their coach. But after they?d [?]

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2018-08-20
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Ep 058 – Mark Lauren | Bodyweight Master

  Back on the show is former Air Force combat controller (CCT) Mark Lauren.  In episode 40, we discussed his early life, time in military and how he implemented his workouts in the CCT pipeline.  Now, we?re talking a little more about how he observed that the fitness industry at large was backward, ineffective, and [?]

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2018-07-09
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Ep 057 – “I’ve Got a Man Down!” | Memorial Day 2018

?As a senior AH-64D Longbow Apache aviator rated as Pilot in Command and qualified as Air Mission Commander, I have never witnessed such an act of heroism in my three years of fighting in combat?. My only regret is that I was unable to prevent Jag 28?s death.  I will carry that burden indefinitely.  Jag [?]

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2018-05-27
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Ep 056 – Lauren Tinker | Price of Freedom Race: Behind the Scenes

Since The Mark Forester Foundation?s annual race and 28-mile birthday walk is May 19, I wanted to have family friend and race director Lauren Tinker on the show.  Lauren shares why she wants to lead the races each year and what Mark Forester means to her.  She and her family dedicate countless hours throughout the [?]

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2018-05-07
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Ep 055 – Brant Ireland | One-Legged Beast

I first learned of Brant Ireland in an ESPN interview prior to the 2017 Warrior Games.  That?s when I knew he needed to be on the show. Here he is sharing how he made it thru the grueling pipeline to become a Green Beret, then loosing his leg in a bazaar accident in Afghanistan in 2013.  Ireland [?]

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2018-04-23
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Ep 054 – Doug Sterner | Military Times Hall of Valor

Ever wondered if your deceased father received any awards for valor while serving in the military?  Ever been told a relative received a medal, but you?ve never seen it?  Or, do you feel someone is flat-out lying to you about their service accomplishments?  My guest today is helping answer all those questions.  Doug Sterner has created a [?]

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2018-04-09
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Ep 053 – Chaplain Justin Roberts – Director of No Greater Love movie

Justin Roberts is our first Chaplain on the show.  I thought we were going to mainly talk about his new movie, ?No Greater Love?, but I also got educated on the emotional roller coaster roles of an Army Chaplain. Roberts, the director and producer of No Greater Love, has experienced the reality of war and its aftermath [?]

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2018-03-26
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Ep 052 – Matt Larsen – Father of Modern Army Combatives

Matt Larsen is the most successful hand-to-hand combat trainer and program developer in history.  Regarded as the father of the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP), Larsen overhauled the Army?s hand-to-hand combat doctrine by rewriting the Combatives field manual in 2002 and updated the manual in 2009. Larsen shared with me his background and why the Combatives Field [?]

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2018-03-12
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Ep 051 – Rich Brown of American Warrior Society

In addition to being a Marine, Rich Brown is my first law enforcement officer on the show.  He?s proven to live a life of service?to his country, to his community and to immigrants looking for work and better ways of life in the US. Speaking of immigrants, we have a great discussion about President Trump?s [?]

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2018-02-26
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Ep 050 – Tim Larkin | Sometimes Violence is the Answer – Part 2

The Most Effective Self-Protection Training in the World Here in part 2, Tim goes into more detail about how to protect yourself and he provides real-world examples both by his students and by other random acts of violence.  Then you?ll understand why it?s absolutely crucial to know how to survive the most critical 5 seconds of [?]

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2018-02-12
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Ep 050 – Tim Larkin | Sometimes Violence is the Answer – Part 1

The Most Effective Self-Protection Training in the World If you don?t know the name Tim Larkin (@TFTTimLarkin), that?s probably a good thing.  Why?  Because most civilians who come to him have already had a violent encounter and been a victim. Tim Larkin is the founder & creator of Target Focus Training, the world leader in [?]

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2018-02-12
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Ep 049 – MSGT Israel Del Toro | Man on Fire

Israel Del Toro (aka DT) was angry that he wasn?t left to die on the battlefield.  Later when he saw his face in the hospital, he went thru his darkest hour. After losing his parents as a young boy, DT joined the Air Force and became a Tactical Air Control Party member.  Then, in 2005, [?]

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2018-01-29
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Episode 048 ? Bart Decker | Original Horse Soldier in Afghanistan

  With the release of ?12 Strong?, I?m replaying my interview with Bart Decker (Episode 008).  He and his Special Operations team were some of the first men inserted into Afghanistan after 9/11.  They arrived by helicopter and then realized horseback was the only way to move to their target location since many of the [?]

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2018-01-18
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Episode 047 – Darren Sapp | Fire on the Flight Deck

What would a fire on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier that?s miles from land be like?  You have nowhere to go and it?s up to you (the crew, especially those trained) to handle it. There have only been 5 major flight deck fires in our history and fortunately Darren Sapp never experienced one, [?]

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2018-01-15
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Episode 046 – Roger Long – From Cane to Conquering Kilimanjaro

Roger Long was living the American dream in his 30?s?good, stable job with very profitable company, home like they?d always wanted, 2 healthy boys and married to the love of his life.  Then, Young onset Parkinson?s disease attacked and changed his life forever. He gained a lot of weight, walked with a cane and medically [?]

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2018-01-01
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Week off for Christmas, Upcoming Guests

I?m taking this week off to enjoy Christmas with my family.  This means eating too much sugar and wrestling with the boys. Got some very interesting guests coming up ? I?ll describe them in the audio of this one. If you?re looking for some Christmas cheer, here is the link to last year?s episode on [?]

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2017-12-25
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Ep 045 – BONUS: Michael Andrew Finally Leaving Puerto Rico

  After being in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for over 3-1/2 months, Michael Andrew is sitting at the airport saying ?Service is the ultimate drug with no negative side effects.? This was an early morning call while Michael was at the airport waiting to fly back to the states after ?leaving it [?]

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2017-12-21
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Episode 044 – Will Bardenwerper | Saddam Hussein: Psychological Exploration

A few weeks after the attacks of 9/11, Will quit his finance job in Midtown Manhattan to join the military.  Turns out quitting his job may have been premature since it took about a year to get in the Army. This Princeton graduate entered basic training 10 years older than most and knew what he wanted [?]

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2017-12-11
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Episode 043 – MAJ GEN Vinny Boles | Is your Best Getting Better?

After 33 years as an Army officer, Vinny Boles is getting paid to travel the globe to speak on topics he loves- leadership and supply chain. This 2-star General shed some light on how to lead in a crisis (which applies to any profession) and how do you take bad news.  The later is the [?]

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2017-11-27
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Episode 042 – TACP “George” on Healing, Forgiving, and Resiliency

On George?s 9th deployment in 2010, his Humvee rolled over on him a few times, which shattered his hip, broke bones in his back and screwed up his shoulder.  He woke up on his way to Walter Reed where he?d spend the next seven months. We talk in person about his recovery ? not physical, [?]

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2017-11-13
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Episode 041 – Hershel “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor Recipient from Iwo Jima

Woody Williams will never forget the odor of burning human remains. ?There are some things about that 4 hours that have bothered me my whole life? I can?t remember going back and getting the other 5 flamethrowers.  It was so horrific, I didn?t want to remember.? Today?s guest is our first Medal of Honor recipient [?]

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2017-10-30
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Episode 040 – CCT Mark Lauren | You Are Your Own Gym

Mark Lauren is a bodyweight expert.  His fitness method is for ?real men and women with real lives ?  giving the ability to train alone anywhere, any time, without the crutch of personal trainers and gyms.? Mark honed the programs and myriad exercises in his book, ?You Are Your Own Gym?, while preparing hundreds of [?]

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2017-10-16
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Episode 039 – Noah Galloway | Living with No Excuses

?You wanna be a leader?  It starts at home.? When I say Noah Galloway quit college to join the Army after the attacks of 9/11, he literally didn?t go back to class and joined officially in October of 2001. He was in shape and felt impressed to do his part by taking the fight to [?]

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2017-10-03
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Episode 038 – SPECIAL: Bobby Bonello Escorting Mark’s Body to Dover – Angel Flight

Today Mark?s friend and teammate tells us what it was like to get the news of Mark?s death, how he got a risky flight out of his FOB and met up with Mark so he could escort back to the states as part of the Angel Flight. September 29, 2017 makes seven years since Mark [?]

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2017-09-29
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