Ep. 100 - Michael Rodriguez (Green Beret, GWOT Memorial Foundation)
<p>As we mark our 2-year anniversary, it is an honor and treasure to have retired Sergeant First Class and Green Beret, Michael Rodriguez on the show for our 100th episode! Rodriguez, his wife, and son are all combat veterans. Between the three of them they have 16 deployments, with Michael serving 9 of those in combat. He was medically retired after 21 years of service, and continues to serve to this day as as a member for President George W. Bush's Military Service Initiative Advisory Council; and most notably he is the president and CEO of the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation. Rodriguez has also contributed significantly to research on Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress, so much so that he was inducted as a Fellow into the lauded Explorers Club based in Manhattan, NYC. Hear all about Michael's journey from his first combat deployment with the 10th Mountain in Somalia to what he's doing today to help veterans across the globe, on our 100th episode of HAZARD GROUND!</p> <p><span style=color: rgb(34,34,34);background-color: rgb(255,255,255);font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;>Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at</span> <a href=http://www.hazardground.com/sponsors target=_self><span style=color: rgb(17,85,204);background-color: rgb(255,255,255);font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;>www.hazardground.com/sponsors</span></a><span style=color: rgb(34,34,34);background-color: rgb(255,255,255);font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;>!</span></p>
Ep. 99 - Stacy Pearsall (Combat Photographer)
Her job as a combat photographer was to chronicle war, combat, human strife, and disaster relief efforts among other significant moments in history. But over time it became a much, much more weighty task. One that she was passionate about executing, but one that would ultimately take a heavy toll on her body and mind. Stacy Pearsall is one of the most decorated combat photographers in the U.S. military's history. During three combat tours, she earned the Bronze Star Medal and Air Force Commendation with Valor for combat actions in Iraq. She is also one of two women to win Military Photographer of the Year and the only woman to win it twice. She has sacrificed so much for service to her country and her fellow servicemembers. But, most importantly she has given immensely to ensuring history won't forget some of its most pivotal sagas and those that have served before and after her. Hear all about it, and the incredible work she's doing now, on the latest episode of HAZARD GROUND! www.stacypearsall.com | www.veteransportraitproject.com | www.ccforp.org | Shooter: Combat From Behind The Camera | A Photojournalist's Field Guide Do your Amazon shopping with us, and give back to veterans organizations at the same time! Go to www.hazardground.com, click on the Amazon banner on the home page, and do your Amazon shopping from there. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING, and it helps the show out tremendously! THE BEST PART IS we'll be donating proceeds from this partnership to the vet organizations featured on this podcast. So help us out, help out these great organizations, and head over to hazardground.com and click on the Amazon banner today, and shop away! Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes!
Ep. 98 - Special Guests: Max Martini & Michael Hagerty ("Sgt. Will Gardner")
We are extremely excited to have two very special guests on the show this week! On the heels of the premier of their new movie, Sgt. Will Gardner which hits select theaters, On Demand & Digital outlets January 11, 2019, actors Max Martini and Michael Hagerty join us to talk about the film, the importance of helping veterans when they come home from war, and war's effect on the human condition. Sgt. Will Gardner tells the story of Iraq War veteran Will Gardner, played by Martini, who is struggling with the lingering effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from his time in combat. A cross-country motorcycle trip provides the journey for Will to ultimately make the important move toward finding peace. Martini wrote and directed the film which Hagerty produced. The two partnered up to make the film and give back to veterans by not only telling a much needed story, but also donating a portion of the film's proceeds to three charities which support veterans suffering from TBI, PTSD and veteran homelessness. Check it all out on this Special Edition of HAZARD GROUND! Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes!