Fight Story (Ep 48): Ray McPadden | Ranger | Purple Coronary heart | Valley of Demise | We March at Midnight

Right now we hear Half I of the Fight Story of Ray McPadden, a former Army Infantry Officer who survived 4 deployments that included main troops in one of the crucial harmful valleys of Afghanistan with the tenth Mountain Division and as a Floor Pressure Commander within the Ranger Battalion.

Listeners actually respect our interviews with Particular Operators and it’s simple to see why. Many listeners have requested to listen to a couple of extra shops from the standard aspect of the home. Right now’s episode focuses fully on the standard aspect of Ray’s profession and preventing that his Battalion Commander on the time promised can be tougher than something he would go on to do within the Rangers.

Ray’s expertise within the Pech and Korangal Valleys will probably be eye opening to many who had no concept forces have been preventing on this unforgiving terrain and in these remoted circumstances. Many have seen Restrepo and the Hornet’s Nest and may respect simply how troublesome that preventing was. Ray and his males fought to construct the positions and fortifications that might later grow to be the backdrop of these motion pictures and books.

We use Ray’s personal improbable e book – We March at Midnight – as a information to stroll by the primary half of his profession and can decide up partially two along with his time within the Particular Ops group. I hope you take pleasure in this primary of two Fight Tales and his combat in what was often called the “Valley of Demise” as a lot as I did.

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Present Notes

0:00 – Intro
1:11 – Visitor introduction
2:03 – Interview begins
5:10 – Reenacting Sniper (the film) as a child
12:54 – Texas A&M and studying from NCOs for the primary time
18:50 – “Actions not phrases” and main by instance
21:14 – Temper within the Army in 2004-2005 beginning out
24:05 – A life within the mountains
25:12 – Donkey and mule coaching
35:43 – The true aspect of a army partner – “They go to warfare with you”
39:30 – Afghanistan and the Pech Valley
42:00 – First Platoon Sergeant – “The important thing individual” for brand spanking new LTs
45:22 – Actuality of Mountain Warfare
47:22 – Fight Story #1: First massive combat
1:21:40 – Fight Story #2: The counterattack
1:27:37 – The Korongal (Korangal aka Korengal) Valley and Restrepo and Operation Pink Wings atmosphere (Korengal Valley movies and Restrepo movies and and
1:30:01 – Fight Story #3: Preliminary combat within the Valley
1:44:04 – “Warfare is Freedom”
1:50:13 – Delivering a few of the hardest information doable
1:54:29 – Fight Story #4: The Final Firefight – “Warfare is horrible”
2:02:10 – Conventions vs Particular Operations
2:03:25 – Listener Feedback and Shout Outs