Ep. 233 - Curtis Grace (Infantryman/Apache Pilot)
If ever there was a warning shot for the detrimental effects of long-term, sustained combat operations on soldiers in modern warfare, Curtis Grace's deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 fits the bill pretty well. In this episode, Grace talks about that greuling deployment to the Panjwai District of Afghanistan, a Taliban stronghold. A deployment that dovetails with the Panjwai Massacre, orchestrated by U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales in March of 2012. Grace also discusses his transition from grunt to Apache pilot, and eventually flying attack helicopters in Afghanistan, supporting missions he once executed as an Infantryman. Curtis is now working to chronicle the time spent by U.S. forces fighting in Panjwai with a friend and fellow combat vet, through their podcast, The Panjwai Podcast. Hear his powerful story of combat and survival on this latest episode of HAZARD GROUND! <a href=http://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com target=_self>www.thepanjwaipodcast.com</a> Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at <a href=http://www.hazardground.com/sponsors target=_self>www.hazardground.com/sponsors</a>! <a href=https://www.amazon.com/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=hazardground-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=e29606c6beec65385120ec7be74942c2&camp=1789&creative=9325 target=_self>Shop Amazon</a>! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on <a href=https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hazard-ground/id1194875626 target=_self>Apple Podcasts</a>! Episode Intro Music: Prelude by Silence & Light (<a href=http://www.silenceandlightmusic.com target=_self>www.silenceandlightmusic.com</a>)
Ep. 232 - Kim "Rooster" Rossiter (Marine/Ainsley's Angels)
Kim Rooster Rossiter is a retired Marine Corps Major and combat veteran of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His story is tightly interwoven with his daughter Ainsley's, who was born with a terminal illness in 2003. Instead of shirking from the difficult task of facing Ainsley's inevitable fate, Rooster and his wife embraced it to ensure Ainsley lived every moment of her time on earth. The Rossiter's eventually started Ainsley's Angels in honor of Ainsley. Ainsley's Angels builds awareness about America's special needs community, and aims to ensure everyone can experience endurance events, something that always put a smile on Ainsley's face. Hear this powerful story of combat and survival, both on the battlefield and at home, on our latest edition of HAZARD GROUND! <a href=http://www.ainsleysangels.org target=_self>www.ainsleysangels.org</a> Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at <a href=http://www.hazardground.com/sponsors target=_self>www.hazardground.com/sponsors</a>! <a href=https://www.amazon.com/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=hazardground-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=e29606c6beec65385120ec7be74942c2&camp=1789&creative=9325 target=_self>Shop Amazon</a>! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on <a href=https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hazard-ground/id1194875626 target=_self>Apple Podcasts</a>! Episode Intro Music: Prelude by Silence & Light (<a href=http://www.silenceandlightmusic.com target=_self>www.silenceandlightmusic.com</a>)
Ep. 231 - Brett Allen (Afghanistan Vet/"Kilroy Was Here")
This week we explore the lighter side of combat in the War on Terror, with former Cavalry officer and aspiring writer, Brett Allen. Inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, Brett went into the Army as an officer a fews years later. His quest to serve in combat took him to Afghanistan in 2009, and while not immune to the effects of a well placed IED, his experience in combat fell short of what he had expected, catalyzing his desire to portray it in his recently published novel, Kilroy Was Here. The book takes a humorous look at some of the more ridiculous moments of warfare in the modern world. Hear about some of the lighter moments of combat and survival on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND! <a href=http://www.hogwashwriting.com target=_self>www.hogwashwriting.com</a> | <a href=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1970155132/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1970155132&linkCode=as2&tag=hazardground-20&linkId=9beec7ee0e4fbb9feb3be98d034f8f14 target=_self>Kilroy Was Here</a> Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at <a href=http://www.hazardground.com/sponsors target=_self>www.hazardground.com/sponsors</a>! <a href=https://www.amazon.com/?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=hazardground-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=e29606c6beec65385120ec7be74942c2&camp=1789&creative=9325 target=_self>Shop Amazon</a>! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on <a href=https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hazard-ground/id1194875626 target=_self>Apple Podcasts</a>! Episode Intro Music: Prelude by Silence & Light (<a href=http://www.silenceandlightmusic.com target=_self>www.silenceandlightmusic.com</a>)