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Australian Veteran on PTSD, Trauma, and Grief

Guest: Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is an Australian Army veteran, who became an author after his discharge. Roger talks about how he felt disconnected from civilians after returning home, and how his writing acts as a way to break down that divide.

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Finding Purpose and The French Foreign Legion

Guest: James Karp

James served as a Marine in Fallujah and in the French Foreign Legion. He has since started a nonprofit running sailing trips for Veterans to help them find purpose after transitioning out of the military.

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Importance of Telling Your Story

Guest: Aaron Marshall

Aaron Lee Marshall served in Iraq, and has written a book about his experiences over there. His book is written in a way to help the reader understand the causes of the traumas that modern soldiers face. 

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The Hurricane Within

Guest: Ashlee Leppert

Ashlee Leppert is a Coast Guard veteran, who was awarded the Air Medal for her role in the heroic efforts during the 2017 Hurricane Harvey rescues where she and her crew saved over 40 people from the flood waters.

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Ghosts Of The Valley

Guest: Sean Ambriz

Sean Ambriz is the author of the book Ghosts of the Valley, in which he talks about his experiences during his time in Afghanistan. One of the goals of the book is to help veterans with PTSD.

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Recorded Live: Sharing Your Story [Veterans Day 2020]

Guest: Scott DeLuzio

This episode was recorded live at a ceremony on Veterans Day 2020 where I had the opportunity to share my story and the stories of several of my past guests. It was an honor to share these stories with this audience and I’m pleased to be able to share the stories with you on this podcast.

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10 Year Anniversary

Guest: Micah Kidney, Zack Tracey, Wes Black, Diane DeLuzio, Mark DeLuzio

In this episode, I asked a few of my brother’s friends and family members to share stories about him to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of his death in Afghanistan.

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Cultural Differences and Rebuilding a Nation

Guest: Amanda Huffman

Amanda talks about her time in Afghanistan as part of the PRT in Kapisa. Part of her job was building schools and other facilities, which is not an easy task in a war torn country like Afghanistan.

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Reminiscing about SGT Steven DeLuzio and Bubble Gum

Guest: Wes Black

In this episode, we pick up where we left off and begin by talking about my brother Steven. Wes was on the mission that Steven was killed on, so he opens up about how that mission went. Wes and I also share some light hearted stories about Steven that are sure to get a laugh. If you knew my brother, you’d know that it’s hard to tell a story – even one about his death – without there being a funny story involved.

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Burn Pits, the VA, and Keeping a Positive Attitude

Guest: Wes Black

This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Wes Black served with my brother in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this episode, we talk about burn pits, the care veterans get at the VA, and how to keep a positive attitude even when faced with a terrible situation.

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