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Former Army combat veteran now interviewing some of the top Military and Veteran minds in the country. Life changing stories and documenting history

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Former Army combat veteran now interviewing some of the top Military and Veteran minds in the country. Life changing stories and documenting history

    The Marine Rapper | Marine Corps Top Billboard Rapper. How I Chased Down My Dreams

    The Marine Rapper | Marine Corps Top Billboard Rapper. How I Chased Down My Dreams

    10 years in the Marine Corps to #1 Rap Billboard charting artist.  It wasn't all cotton candy and rainbows after his ETS from the service. 

    Raymond Lott - AKA TMR - AKA The Marine Rapper, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, put in the hard work and mastered his craft. 

    This is his story.... 

    • 48 min
    The Battle of Wanat Explained.

    The Battle of Wanat Explained.

    The Battle of Wanat was one of the deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan. Countless official Army / Government and other civilian organizations have studied and produced papers regarding this battle.  What few talk about is – what was – one of the hardest enemies to fight; CORRUPTION. Afghanistan was filled with it. Here is a brief firsthand account from the RC East Commander, Retired Two Star Jeffrey Schloesser.
     
    “The July 13, 2008 battle at Wanat, near the Pakistani frontier, was one of the bloodiest since the Afghan war began in 2001. A U.S. force of 49, plus 24 Afghan troops, desperately fought off an attack by some 200 Taliban fighters, calling in air strikes barely 30 feet from their own positions during the struggle. The platoon, in close combat with Taliban fighters, repelled the enemy after nearly four hours of intense fire at a cost of nine Americans dead and 27 wounded.”
     
    Never Forget 
    Jonathan Brostrom. 24, Aiea, Hawaii
    Israel Garcia. 24, Long Beach, California
    Jonathan Ayers. 24, Snellville, Georgia
    Jason Bogar. 25, Seattle Washington 
    Jason Hovater. 24, Clinton, Tennessee
    Matthew Phillips. 27, Jasper, Georgia
    Pruitt Rainey. 22, Haw River, North Carolina
    Gunnar Zwilling. 20, Florissant, Missouri
    Sergio Abad. 21, Morganfield Kentucky

    • 5 min
    "Thank You For Raping Me" - USMC War Veteran Aetha Ives On Military Sexual Trauma

    "Thank You For Raping Me" - USMC War Veteran Aetha Ives On Military Sexual Trauma

    Marine Corps combat veteran Aetha Ives speaks openly about her childhood trauma, joining the Marine Corps, Military Sexual Trauma, combat deployments, how she worked passed her trauma and is now helping others. 

    • 23 min
    Mindfulness Is Your Minds Greatest Weapon | Retired Air Force Strategist Dr Jannell MacAulay

    Mindfulness Is Your Minds Greatest Weapon | Retired Air Force Strategist Dr Jannell MacAulay

    Dr Jannell MacAulay on bringing your full self to every situation. Mindfulness is the secret to high performance.  She talks about what mindfulness really is and how to practice it. 

    • 27 min
    Dr Jannell MacAulay Led All Female Team that Planned and Executed Removal of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    Dr Jannell MacAulay Led All Female Team that Planned and Executed Removal of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    Retired Air Force Pilot and Military Strategist - Dr. Jannell MacAulay - led a team of 3 other females at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) that planned and executed the removal and destruction of 1500 tons of chemical weapons.  

    The Syrian regime used chemical weapons on its population in 2013.  This is when President Obama drew the "red line". After exhausting all options and scenarios the team came up with a plan to remove the weapons and destroy them at sea.  This is the, now unclassified, story told by the team leader.  

    • 9 min
    My First 48 Hours After Stepping on an IED

    My First 48 Hours After Stepping on an IED

    Retired Marine Corps Engineer, Rob Jones, stepped on an IED during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.  During his Military deployment with B Co, 4th Combat Engineer BN, one of his tasks was to find and clear IEDs

    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQv7tCou0aXa_kQMCOwYPA

    This is a shorter clip of the full episode

    The David Johnson Show started as a passion project in 2020 and continues to interview and tell the stories of the GWOT generation.  Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. 

    Rob Jones - Retired USMC, United States Marine Corps, has an inspiring Military story for all. His story revolves around becoming a double above knee amputee.  A story of hope, dedication and never saying "I Can't" 

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Mario P. Fields ,

Excellent Show!

The guests that David host on his show are inspirational and his interview style is authentic. I learned a lot from him and his show helped me start “Unarmored Talk Podcast.” Thank you David and Semper Fi!

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Best show all around

David does a great job at picking out the right guest to offer great value. The insights from these guest have been outstanding. Keep up the good work @DavidJohnson

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