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Brothers in Arms Part I: SgtMaj Dan Miller

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:135
In this special three-part series, learn how a deadly rocket attack forever changed the lives of SgtMaj Miller and SSgt Bennett....
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An Insurgent’s Nightmare: MSG Earl Plumlee

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:131
MSG Earl Plumlee was awarded the Medal of Honor for the role he played in defending his FOB in Afghanistan. Under heavy fire, he neutralized sever...
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S1c Richard Coombs: Crawling Through the Sands of Omaha

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:98
S1c Coombs describes crawling up the beach past hundreds of dead and wounded soldiers in the first wave of the Normandy Invasion....
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COL Leo Thorsness: A Medal of Honor Recipient and POW

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:87
COL Thorsness served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving his wingman’s life, and was a prisoner of war for...
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COL Jack Thomas Tomarchio: Military Lawyer During the Invasion of Grenada

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:84
COL Tomarchio talks about going to jump school, defending service members as a military lawyer, and nearly losing his life in Kuwait....
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COL Gail S. Halvorsen: The Candy Bomber

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:70
After the end of WWII, COL Halvorsen dropped candy out of his bomber multiple times for the kids of Berlin to enjoy....
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CMSGT Doug Morrell Part II: “The Legend” in Vietnam

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:66
CMSGT Morrell was a combat cameraman who accompanied bombing missions. He was shot down in enemy territory and escaped three times....
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CMSGT Doug Morrell Part I: “The Legend” in WWII

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:65
CMSGT Morrell was a combat cameraman in WWII who accompanied bombing missions. He was shot down in enemy territory and escaped three times....
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CPT Shad Meshad: Psychiatric Teams in Vietnam Part II

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:64
CPT Meshad served in Vietnam in a psychiatric team where he evaluated and assisted soldiers dealing with mental health issues....
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CPT Shad Meshad: Psychiatric Teams in Vietnam Part I

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:1 E:63
CPT Meshad served in Vietnam in a psychiatric team where he evaluated and assisted soldiers dealing with mental health issues....
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Sgt. J. Edward ‘Swede’ Pearsall: The Surrender of Wake Island

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:1 E:57
On this day in 1941, Japanese forces attacked Wake Island. After the Americans surrendered, Sgt. Pearsall and his fellow Marines were taken as pri...
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SPC Rocky Bleier: From Vietnam to the Super Bowl

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:52
After a grenade injured both his legs and sent him home from Vietnam, SPC Rocky Bleier made a full recovery and went on to win four Super Bowls wi...
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Specialist Nathan Dowds: Paratrooper in Iraq & Afghanistan

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:51
Dowds discusses his training, the moments when his life was on the line, and the hazy morality of the conflict....
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Sgt. Bill Taylor: Close Calls in Vietnam

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:32
Sgt. Bill Taylor, a Marine, describes narrowly escaping death in Vietnam...
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Kris Goldsmith: The Horrific Documentation of Death

Warriors In Their Own Words | S:2 E:17
Army Vet Kris Goldsmith describes photographing corpses in Iraq and his struggle with PTSD...
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