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GRP 112-Silence and Light: The story of a special operations rock band

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GRP 112-Silence and Light: The story of a special operations rock band

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GRP 112-Silence and Light: The story of a special operations rock band

 

We have two great guest on for this week’s podcast. They are both veterans of the special operations community and members of a band called Silence and Light.

 

J Bradford is a retired Army Special Missions operator who first saw combat in Mogadishu, Somalia during the Black Hawk Down incident as a young Ranger. Shortly before 9/11 he went onto try out and get selected to serve in the Army’s Special Missions unit where he served for over 10 years. Tyson is a retired Marine Raider Officer with multiple rotations into combat.

 

We talked about the band including the other members who were not on for this podcast. Jason Everman was a member of Sound Garden, and Nirvana before he joined the Army and became a Special Forces Green Beret. We touched on the stresses of combat among several other subjects. Enjoy.  

 

0:00-Scot Spooner intro

 

4:56-J Bradford’s and Tyson’s musical backgrounds.

 

9:15-Combat stress

 

21:53- J Bradford’s military background. October 1993 Mogadishu, Somalia. Tyson’s military background.

 

41:28-Military specialties and combat applications

 

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

 

Follow J Bradford on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/jbradford_official

 

Follow Tyson on Instagram at:

www.instagram.com/Stahler_61

 

 

                                    

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net

 

https://www.instagram.com/igrecon

 

https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter

 

 

www.twitter.com/igrecon

 

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/

 

 

HP Lefler:

https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja

 

 

Chantel Taylor:

https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical

 

 

https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv

 

Music provided by Caspian:

 

www.caspianmusic.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRP 85-A Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman through combat| Traumatic Brain Injury

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GRP 85-A Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman through combat| Traumatic Brain Injury

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GRP 85- On for this week's podcast is retired Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (SARC), and the host of "The Dangerzone" podcast Dan Brown. SARC's are highly trained Special Operations Medical personnel who deploy mainly with the Force Reconnaissance companies and the Marine Raiders. There have been instances where SARC's have deployed with Naval Special Warfare Teams and Army Special Operations Teams. SARC's are trained as amphibious special operations personnel going through various schooling alongside Recon Marines to include: Army Basic Airborne School, Marine Combatant Diver school, Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman Course, and the Special Operations Combat Medicine Course.

 

Dan continued on to complete the second half of the Special Operations Medical Course that typically only the Green Beret Medics complete. SEALs and SARC's will also complete the full course to become Independent Duty Corpsman, but only the senior Corpsman go through the rest of the course. We talked about Dan running Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan during his deployment with the Raider Battalion, and how that type of mission is incredibly complex as it requires the war fighter to play the role of a diplomat and warrior. Dan was wounded during an attack in Afghanistan resulting in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We discussed TBI in some detail which is a topic I plan to cover extensively in future episodes. 

 

0:00-Intro

 

11:00-SARC Pipeline

 

13:30-Special Operations Combat Medicine Course

 

16:28-SARC employment

 

17:34-Force Recon Battalion, Marine Raider Battalion

 

19:16-Independent Duty Corpsman

 

21:14-Prolonged Field Care

 

26:49-The positive effects of 15 years of war for trauma medicine in the United States

 

39:03-Village Stability Operations (VSO)

 

58:13-Running operations in Afghanistan, wounded in Afghanistan, Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

1:31:00-Outro

 

Dan Brown:

The Dangerzone Podcast on Sound Cloud, ITunes, and YouTube.

Instagram: DanielTheBarbarian

 

Global Recon:

www.globalrecon.net

 

IgRecon – Instagram

BlackOpsMatter- Instagram

Mission_Critical – Instagram

IgRecon- Twitter

 

 

 

Chantel Taylor:

Instagram: Mission_Critical

Facebook: Battleworn

 

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GRP 79-Baptism by Fire: The Resurrection of the Marine Raiders|Bombing in Manchester England

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GRP 79-Baptism by Fire: The Resurrection of the Marine Raiders|Bombing in Manchester England

 

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GRP 79- We'd like to send our condolences out to the victims and families of those killed in the Manchester bombing attack that occurred Monday, May 22nd, in Manchester England. U.K. security forces are conducting several operations in response to the bombing which has killed 22 and wounded over 50.

 

I had the honor and privilege of having on former Marine Raider Pete Perry. Pete was a Reconnaissance Marine prior to the Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC) being stood up.  For years the Marine Corps did not have a component within the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Marine Raiders became that force. We discuss what that was like and some of the growing pains that come with a special operations unit being stood up having to move at the speed of war.  Below is an excerpt from our conversation:

 

Pete Perry: This was my 2012 deployment. It was a company clearing operation so we had a handful of MSOT's (Marine Special Operations Teams) with an Army Special Forces team with 3rd Kandak (Afghan Special Forces) with us. During this time my element alone we found 100 pressure plates (IED’s). For this particular mission, we'd inserted and fought all day that first day. You're navigating at night in an extremely highly saturated IED'd area. We got to a compound of interest with one of our Afghan's stepping on an IED. He died. I grabbed about four U.S. with about 15 Afghan commandos and we exited the compound. We were immediately ambushed.

 

From that point, we fought all day long. We moved about 2 kilometers to a different compound. We were overextended. We had a British Apache Gunship overhead. We were notified that a guy is walking towards our compound. We spot him and plan on letting him get closer before we dumped him. He turns around and runs. I go chasing after him with my buddy we both had a carbine and one magazine. We start shooting at him. He fell in a field 50 feet away from us. The Apache is reporting all of this unbeknownst to us and a lot of ears are listening. We lost visual on the enemy. I see him and he fires a full burst at me. I'm shooting. I button hooked around and shot him in the face. We came under accurate machine-gun fire from the north. We are now out of ammo. I grabbed the dead dudes AK and start returning fire. The trees to the north began to erupt. After the second eruption, we realized it was the apache going on gun runs. On the 3rd gun run, we bounded back. The next day we found a reinforced machine gun bunker to the north and that's where we were taking fire from. Those guys were squared away.

 

Pete Perry:

Instagram-PeterPerry8

 

 

Global Recon:

www.globalrecon.net

 

IgRecon – Instagram

BlackOpsMatter- Instagram

Mission_Critical – Instagram

IgRecon- Twitter

 

Chantel Taylor:

Instagram-Mission_Critical

Facebook-Battleworn

 

Music provided by Caspian:

www.caspianmusic.net

 

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GRP 11 MARSOC Memorial March, Benjamin Bitner, Special Forces Green Berets

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GRP 11 MARSOC Memorial March, Benjamin Bitner, Special Forces Green Berets

GRP-11 In this episode we interview Nate the founder of the Marine Raider Memorial March. Nate is a Marine Raider from MARSOC. He’s been in the Marine Corps for nearly 12 years, 10 of them in MARSOC. The March is a 700 plus mile march to honor their MARSOC brothers who died in a helicopter accident last year. Mike interviews April Bitner the wife of Benjamin Bitner a Special Forces soldier who was killed in action. You get to hear perspective on what its like to be married to a Special Forces soldier, and what its like to lose a soldier in combat.

 

Nate’s Instagram: @RuckingRaiders

Nate’s Facebook: Marine Raider Memorial March

Nate’s Website: www.marineraidermemorialmarch.com

 

John’s Instagram: IgRecon

John’s Facebook: FB Recon

John’s Website: www.globalrecon.net

 

Mike’s Instagram: SofSurvivor

Mike’s Facebook: FieldCraftLLC

Mike’s Website: www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

 

Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

 

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