About This Show
Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they’re still incidents that changed the lives of those involved. In each episode, host and former soldier Thom Tran talks to fellow veterans of our recent wars. We hear from a badly burned vet who became a TV star; a medic who says God answered his prayers on the battlefield; and one of the few women soldiers to take an enemy life in action. Thom also shares his memories of fighting in Iraq, where a sniper's bullet came within an inch of killing him. Sometimes raw, often funny, but always arresting.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Surrounded, Outnumbered, Shot in the Throat... But I Fought On.
Simon Moloney took up a lonely sniper position in an Afghan building, not realising it was the headquarters of the local Taliban. Suddenly he and his comrade came under heavy fire from all sides. A bullet slammed into Simon's throat - a wound which should have killed him in minutes. Bleeding and certain he was close to death, Simon started to fight back against huge odds. It was one of Simon's best days ever. Read more »
Episodes of This Show
Dec 27, 2017
Dec 20, 2017
Dec 13, 2017
Rated 5 out of
Exceptional and revealing.
It seems like an axiom that those who see battle rarely discuss it with friends and family. For many, this show is a bit of a catharsis. It's the first time they have opened up about their experiences, that in many, cases changed their life forever. Using real life events, this show reveals what the physical and emotional cost of being in combat are, as well as the struggles to readjust to "normal" life afterwords. This show is both emotionally raw and thought provoking. I never served in the military and this show makes me rethink what I mean the next time I thank someone for their service.
I Highly recommend this podcast and look forward to future episodes.
Date published: 2018-06-19