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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!

    Lucy Del Gaudio (U.S. Army / The Pink Berets

    Lucy Del Gaudio (U.S. Army / The Pink Berets

    Lucy Del Gaudio served in the US Army from 1990 to 1998, including service in support of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Lucy is currently the Chief Operations Officer for the Pink Berets, an organization that specializes in bringing counseling, treatment, and resources to female veterans suffering from PTSD and military sexual trauma. Lucy is one of the grassroots individuals that opened up the investigation into the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood.

    https://thepinkberets.org

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    Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)


    Photo Credit: Lucy Del Gaudio

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Noel Huerta (U.S. Marines / Merging Vets and Players)

    Noel Huerta (U.S. Marines / Merging Vets and Players)

    Noel Huerta served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011. Noel was deployed twice during Operation Freedom and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Award after being wounded in combat. After his military service, Noel attended a private education institution and earned both his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration. Noel was instrumental in the formation of MVP and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of MVP.

    https://vetsandplayers.org

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    Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)


    Photo Credit: Noel Huerta

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Denton Knapp (O6, Ret, U.S. Army)

    Denton Knapp (O6, Ret, U.S. Army)

    Denton Knapp is a Wyoming native with pioneer roots dating back four-generations in Campbell County. He grew up in Gillette, graduated from Campbell County High School in 1983, and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy, West Point. He graduated in 1987 and was commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer. He deployed to combat 3 times for Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq 2002-3 and 2005-6) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan 2012-13) and was awarded the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Star Medals (one with Valor). Knapp led programs at the highest levels of the Army, US Special Operations Command, the Pentagon and NATO in a multi-national command. He retired honorably as a Colonel in 2017, serving active duty for over three decades. Since then, Knapp has been involved in a number of endeavors including running for House of Representatives for Wyoming.

    https://dentonknapp.com 


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    Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)

    Photo Credit: Denton Knapp

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Brynt Parmeter (O6, U.S. Army/ Co-Founder, Call Sign Coffee)

    Brynt Parmeter (O6, U.S. Army/ Co-Founder, Call Sign Coffee)

    Brynt Parmeter served nearly 25 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army rising to the rank of colonel. During his time in uniform, he served in a wide variety of operational positions to include 39 months in Iraq between 2004 and 2009 where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge and three bronze star medals. After leaving the Army, Brynt co-founded Call Sign Coffee with his wife Lisa, an e-commerce coffee roasting company in San Jose, CA.  Brynt currently is Walmart's Military and Veteran Affairs Director and has built an innovative platform called "Find a Future". He also serves the Secretary of the Army as a Civilian Aide, first as the CASA for Silicon Valley and now for NW Arkansas. 

    Wal-Mar's Find a Future Program - https://walmartfindafuture.com
    Call Sign Coffee Company - https://callsigncoffee.com

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    Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)

    Photo Credit: Brynt Parmeter

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Wendell Affield (U.S. Navy/ Vietnam)

    Wendell Affield (U.S. Navy/ Vietnam)

    At 17 Wendell Affield joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Vietnam. A lot happened in a 3 year time span, but that the end of that period, he was injured during an ambush while driving a river patrol boat. He was medevaced home and ventured into other projects. He detailed his military experience in a memoir, "Muddy Jungle Rivers." As an author, researcher, and memoirist, Wendell writes historical narratives that offer an honest yet sympathetic view of what life was like for those suffering from mental illness, abuse, alcoholism, and undiagnosed PTSD.

    https://www.amazon.com/Muddy-Jungle-Rivers-Wendell-Affield-ebook/dp/B007NLMIF4 

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    Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)

    Photo Credit: Wendell Affield

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Larry Moores (U.S. Army, Ranger/ Black Hawk Down)

    Larry Moores (U.S. Army, Ranger/ Black Hawk Down)

    Larry was an Army combat veteran who had the unique experience of serving with the Ranger Regiment. He was involved in an operation in Somalia which has been documented in print and film as, "Black Hawk Down".  Since transitioning out of the Army, he has taken on more projects working with Ranger heroes and also enjoys his time at Three Rangers Whiskey.

    https://threerangers.com

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    Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)

    Photo Credit: Larry Moores

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
560 Ratings

560 Ratings

Bmoya ,

Awesome Podcast

Mark is a great podcaster, articulate and funny, for an Army Officer. I recommend this podcast to anyone looking to know more about people that served, non-profits and other orgs. Sharing stories of service is something I see as a critical part of our country, people need to hear what service men and women did and how they transition back into society. Great podcast, Mark!

Acousticrocker29 ,

Great interviews

Lots of awesome content! This podcast is for everyone and not just veterans.

Patriot2322 ,

Real War

This is a great place to hear first hand experience in combat

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