Battle Scars

Battle Scars

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.

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Surrounded, Outnumbered, Shot in the Throat... But I Fought On.

Battle Scars

Sniper Simon Moloney survived a deadly wound and took on a Taliban attack virtually alone.

26 Min

Jan 10, 2018

From War in Afghanistan to a Fight in the NFL

Battle Scars

Green Beret Nate Boyer's role in a real war and the #TakeAKnee skirmish.

25 Min

Jan 3, 2018

I Fought with Hate... Until it Caught Up On Me

Battle Scars

Green Beret Tu Lam fought all over the world but let hate take over his heart.

31 Min

Dec 28, 2017

37 min
Dec 20, 2017

Arnold Strong nearly died in Iraq so decided to confess something to his wife.

27 min
Dec 14, 2017

Senator Tammy Duckworth lost her legs to an Iraqi rocket, but doesn't regret going to war.

28 min
Dec 6, 2017

When the Taliban ambushed Chantelle Taylor she killed an attacker... and entered the history books.

23 min
Nov 30, 2017

Kate's alcoholic dad fell off the wagon when she went to Iraq, destroying her family life.

24 min
Nov 23, 2017

Many soldiers never see an actual dead body, but Arti Walker-Peddakotla saw hundreds and hundreds.

27 min
Nov 15, 2017

Combat medic Manny says his prayers are often answered, but God won't let him save every badly wounded comrade.

25 min
Nov 9, 2017

JR Martinez was badly burned in an explosion, but learned to see value in his changed appearance.

2 min
Nov 1, 2017

Iraq veteran Thom Tran talks candidly to others who served in our recent wars about their battles.

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