First Person War Stories

Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Warriors in Their Own Words is back with all new episodes hosted by Ken Harbaugh. In partnership with the Honor Project and Evergreen Podcasts, we’re rebooting this podcast at a time when our nation needs these stories more than ever.

For generations, Americans have answered the call and gone where their country sent them. They’ve done their best to serve with honor, often under unthinkable circumstances.

In Warriors in Their Own Words, we’ll dig into the archives to bring you stories from wars that have begun to recede in our collective memory. World Wars I and II, Vietnam, and more.

We’ll also bring you brand-new stories, from a new generation of warriors. We’ll hear about places like Iraq and Afghanistan, from the battlefield and behind the scenes.

Warriors in Their Own Words is our attempt to present the raw truth of what we have asked from those who wear our country’s uniform - or those who operate in the shadows. Thank you for listening and, by doing so, honoring those who serve.

New episodes will be released every other week. Subscribe to the podcast now to see them in your feed.

Warrior from Archival Tape: When you're in the trenches, you're constantly- you're living in this special world, a soldier's world where nothing matters but survival….They always say you don't ever have to worry about the bullet is going to hit you because you never hear it.

Ken Harbaugh: Welcome back to Warriors in Their Own Words. I’m Ken Harbaugh. In partnership with the Honor Project, we’re rebooting this podcast at a time when our nation needs these stories more than ever.

For generations, Americans have answered the call and gone where their country sent them. They’ve done their best to serve with honor, often under unthinkable circumstances.

In Warriors in Their Own Words, we’ll dig into the archives to bring you stories from wars that have begun to recede in our collective memory. World Wars I and II, Vietnam, and more.

We’ll also bring you brand-new stories, from a new generation of warriors. We’ll hear about places like Iraq and Afghanistan, from the battlefield and behind the scenes.

Warriors in Their Own Words is our attempt to present the raw truth of what we have asked from those who wear our country’s uniform - or those who operate in the shadows. Thank you for listening and, by doing so, honoring those who serve.

New episodes will be out every other week. Subscribe to the podcast now to see them in your feed.

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Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part II

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Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy talks about counterintelligence and about suffering a traumatic brain injury from an IED in Iraq
Listen to Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part II

Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part I

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Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy tells stories of serving in counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005.
Listen to Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy: Counterintelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Part I

Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part II

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In the second of a two-part episode, Col. Bill Gara tells stories of the 1st Engineer Combat Battalion of the 1st Infantry.
Listen to Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part II

Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part I

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Col. Bill Gara tells stories of the 1st Engineer Combat Battalion of the 1st Infantry, which he led from the 1944 Normandy landings through May of 1945.
Listen to Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part I