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(DISCLAIMER: The views expressed here are the author's and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Dept of the Army, DOD, or the U.S. Govt.)

As an Army chaplain I continually meet people who have amazing personal stories. These people and their stories are too valuable for me to keep to myself. The short interviews feature a variety of real-life scenarios from both military and civilian life. Many of these Soldiers overcame great difficulty, hardship, or danger. My purpose in this initiative is to create a valuable public relations tool and to encourage you on your own journey.

Soldier Storie‪s‬ Chaplain (CPT) David Wright

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

(DISCLAIMER: The views expressed here are the author's and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Dept of the Army, DOD, or the U.S. Govt.)

As an Army chaplain I continually meet people who have amazing personal stories. These people and their stories are too valuable for me to keep to myself. The short interviews feature a variety of real-life scenarios from both military and civilian life. Many of these Soldiers overcame great difficulty, hardship, or danger. My purpose in this initiative is to create a valuable public relations tool and to encourage you on your own journey.

    Army Special Forces Colonel (ret.) Keith Kurber

    Army Special Forces Colonel (ret.) Keith Kurber

    What happens when an elite U.S. fighting unit sees friendly vehicles approach and level high-caliber weapons toward them? In a combat situation, "It's easy to shoot someone," he told me after the interview, "It's a lot harder NOT to shoot someone." Buckle up for this one. A Special Forces commander (retired) shares stories from Alaska to Afghanistan. Enjoy this mixture of personal & professional accounts and how his faith taught and sustained him through 30 years of military service. If you enjoy these stories, please subscribe and share it with just one person!


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    • 36 min
    The journey from MD to Company Commander

    The journey from MD to Company Commander

    Life rarely takes people where they first plan or expect. In this interview, one of my colleagues, the commander of a headquarters company, shares about how he ended up in his role since beginning a six-year medical school.

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    • 22 min
    Family First

    Family First

    A twenty-year veteran Master Sergeant shares about his background and recalls when his daughter experienced a life-threatening medical emergency. No amount of military training can prepare a person to see their child flat-line. We don't stop being parents when we wear the uniform.

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    • 13 min
    Escaping Vietnam

    Escaping Vietnam

    They should make a movie out of this one. This Soldier's parents, under communist oppression, made multiple daring attempts to flee Vietnam after the war. Born in a refugee camp, Specialist Che tells his parent's story and talks about his return trips to his country of origin. Eye-opening and powerful. 

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    • 17 min
    From West Point to Armor Officer to Senior Chaplain

    From West Point to Armor Officer to Senior Chaplain

    In my first interview with a fellow chaplain, one of my seniors, Chaplain (COL) David Bowlus shares about his call into military ministry. He also recounts a few deployment experiences including a time when his area came under attack from terrorist rockets. While he and fellow Rangers took shelter in a bunker they discovered that there was not enough room for everyone. That left them with one tactical option: prayer. 

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    • 23 min
    In proximity to a future U.S. president

    In proximity to a future U.S. president

    He left behind a successful career in management and sales to serve in the Army nearly twenty years ago. In our conversation, this Soldier shares about an unexpected opportunity to provide specialty support at a political national convention. This unique opportunity allowed him to hear a pivotal speech from a future U.S. president. 

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Dumbnut123 ,

Inspiring, Moving, Powerful

This podcast has left me on the verge of tears many times over. The stories about the Vietnamese-American man as well as the one about the man who went from sleeping at Central Park to becoming the top recruiter in the entire east are exceptionally special and hit home for me.

Thank you Chaplain Wright for such a wonderful podcast. It truly has helped me and makes me want to strive for better. God bless you sir.

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