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Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

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Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

    Ep. 152 - David Reeves (Ranger/Operation Just Cause)

    Ep. 152 - David Reeves (Ranger/Operation Just Cause)

    In honor of the 30th anniversary of the conclusion of Operation Just Cause, this week we bring you an incredible story of combat and survival from that campaign. David Reeves was a Ranger fire team leader with Charlie Co, 3rd BN, 75th Ranger Regiment during the invasion of Panama. His company's mission was to seize the airfield at Torrijos Airport, the international airport of Panama City. During the mission, Reeves was shot three times with an AK-47 at point-blank range while hunting down two enemy shooters in a terminal restroom. In the end, Reeves and his fellow Rangers would survive; the enemy combatants would not. Hear this amazing and powerful story on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 151 - Patricia Collins (Army SOF/Athlete)

    Ep. 151 - Patricia Collins (Army SOF/Athlete)

    As someone who was rising through the ranks and performing at a very high level in the Army's top tier, elite special operations unit, Patty Collins never thought she would suffer an injury that would end up taking her leg, when she wasn't serving in a war zone. But, in 2006, while riding her bike to work on Fort Bragg, she was struck from behind by an automobile. The marathon runner and triathlete, survivor of multiple combat tours, and recipient of both a Senior Parachutist Badge and the Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Badge, was now facing injuries and excruciating pain that would eventually lead to the decision to amputate her left leg. Undeterred from continuing to serve on active duty, Patty would go on to complete over 24 years of active service and retire as a Colonel. Hear her very powerful story on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 150 - Joe Kent (Green Beret)

    Ep. 150 - Joe Kent (Green Beret)

    As far back as he can remember, Joe Kent wanted to be a soldier. He not only wanted to be soldier, but the history of the Green Berets drew him toward eventually becoming one. His intense dedication to serving as a Green Beret in the GWOT only made it that much more natural that he would eventually marry a Navy Cryptologist serving in Special Operations with an equal amount of passion and drive. Her name was Shannon, and like Joe, she knew deeply the meaning of selfless service and sacrifice for one's country. On January 16, 2019, nearly a year ago, Shannon Kent made the ultimate sacrifice when she was killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Syria, leaving behind Joe and their two sons. Joe Kent has now turned from fighting on the battlefield to raising his boys and working to keep Shannon's memory alive. Hear his powerful story in this latest episode of HAZARD GROUND.

    Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

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    Ep. 149 – MajGen (R) James Livingston (Marine)

    Ep. 149 – MajGen (R) James Livingston (Marine)

    It is an incredible honor to have Marine legend and Medal of Honor recipient, Major General (Ret) James Livingston, on the show this week! Listening to him speak, you can tell that despite his age, he's just as tough as he was when his actions on the battlefield in Vietnam earned him the nation's highest decoration for valor in combat. In May of 1968, while serving as Commander, Co E, 2nd Bn, 4th Marines, General Livingston distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty while leading his Marines in the Battle of Dai Do. Livingston led his men across open rice paddy in a brutal assault under intense enemy fire, to rescue a company of Marines trapped inside the village of Dai Do. His efforts would lead to relieving the pressure on the stranded company, and defeating heavy enemy counterattack. Livingston was painfully wounded three times during the battle, to the point where he could no longer walk, but he stayed on the battlefield until he was assured all of his fellow Marines were safe. Hear the full story on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

    Congressional Medal of Honor Museum Foundation | Noble Warrior

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    Ep. 148 – Kionte Storey (Marine)

    Ep. 148 – Kionte Storey (Marine)

    Born prematurely due to drugs and alcohol, to a mother he would never meet, Kionte Storey spent the first 10 years of his life raised by his second cousin. He would spend 8 more years in foster care, before he found the Marine Corps. Joining the Marines was a form of escape, but also a way to prove something to himself, and possibly a chance at a better life. Unfortunately, his time in the Marine Corps would be cut short by an IED in Afghanistan that took his right leg. Storey found new challenges in recovery, this time fighting thoughts of suicide and hopelessness with his newfound physical injuries. But through it all - an adverse childbirth and upbringing, and now life as an amputee - Kionte Storey has found the strength to persevere and push through the dark times. And now he hopes to be a beacon and inspiration for others who are struggling. Hear his powerful and inspirational story on our very last episode of 2019!

    The Headstrong Project | The Heroes Project | Kirstie Ennis Foundation

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    Ep. 147 – Geoff Hopf (Marine/Author)

    Ep. 147 – Geoff Hopf (Marine/Author)

    As an Infantry Marine, Geoff Hopf experienced a unique side of the Persian Gulf War we rarely hear about. Hopf's relatively small team was tasked with forming the first line of defense if Saddam Hussein decided to invade Saudi Arabia during the buildup of coalition forces prior to Operation Desert Storm. Left in the desert for week's on end, Hopf's team literally ran out of food at one point, while still carrying out the vital mission of defend and delay. The kick-off of combat operations would bring further perils as the chaos of war nearly swallowed up the small contingent of Marines. Following his exit from the Marine Corps, Hopf would embark on an equally unique career as a fiction writer. He has since authored dozens of novels, making a name for himself in both the post-apocalyptic and western genres. Hear about his unorthodox journey from Marine to best-selling author on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

    www.gmichaelhopf.com | The End: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series) | Vengeance Road | Nemesis: Dead Center (An EMP Survival Novel) (Nemesis Trilogy)

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Customer Reviews

Jen Stell ,

Loved the show!

Great podcast! I have a great suggestion of someone to interview for a future podcast episode. He’s got an awesome story

Good_Girl_1775 ,

Quality Podcast

Found this podcast from following Joe Kent on Twitter.

Hazard Ground gives a platform for people to tell their stories, while also guiding the conversation in a thoughtful manner.

Hazard’s years of military experience gives him a unique advantage by being able to asks guests more detailed questions, which helps the listener truly feel the emotional impact.

10/10 would recommend

lumagabdad ,

Honest and complying

Speaking as a veteran of the Cold War, this is a wonderful podcast.

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