Right now we hear the second a part of Ray McPadden’s Fight Story. Ray is a former Army Infantry Officer who survived 4 brutal deployments. In Half 1, we coated his time with tenth Mountain within the Korengal Valley, a notoriously violent a part of Afghanistan. [Part 1 can be found at https://youtu.be/uebr9kPuPLM]
In Half II, we decide up simply after Ray returns from 16 months as a Platoon Chief in Afghanistan. He instantly goes to ROP (the Ranger Officer Program) to be assessed for the Ranger Regiment.
On this interview, Ray offers some unimaginable element in regards to the forms of missions and choices troopers need to make throughout the JSOC group and the stark variations between the particular ops and traditional army when it comes to assets, gear, aviation, personnel, and extra.
For many who wish to know what it was wish to roll out on a a number of hit night time in Iraq with JSOC, this interview will make you are feeling such as you’re contained in the Stryker and on the target. If you’d like extra, take a look at Ray’s nice e-book – We March at Midnight.
I hope you get pleasure from this second spherical of Ray’s fight story as a lot as I did.
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Intro Music: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle
0:00 – Intro
0:46 – Visitor introduction
1:50 – Interview begins and coming back from the Korengal Valley
8:15 – Did you get therapy for PTSD after the primary deployment
13:00 – Coming straight again from fight to Ranger Officer Program
20:25 – Attention-grabbing mannequin within the Ranger Regiment
27:57 – What’s a Floor Power Commander
30:08 – How exhausting is the Ranger Officer Program
33:43 – The Darby Queen
43:30 – Arriving to 2nd Ranger Battalion
46:52 – Huge Boy Guidelines
50:57 – Fight Story #1 – Operating ops Day 1
55:23 – JSOC Mission Briefs in fight
1:11:19 – Fight Story #2 – Hasty follow-on operation
1:18:45 – Couldn’t sleep post-mission
1:23:56 – Fight Story #3: Tier 1 HVTs working in troublesome areas
1:45:28 – Fight Story #4: The fact of warfare and youngsters on the battlefield
1:53:38 – Why select the title “We March at Midnight”?
1:56:25 – What did you carry with you into fight?
1:59:25 – Would you do all of it once more?
2:01:28 – Listener shout outs and feedback