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Battle Scars
Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they’re still incidents that changed the lives of those involved. In each episode, host and former soldier Thom Tran talks to fellow veterans of our recent wars. We hear from a badly burned vet who became a TV star; a medic who says God answered his prayers on the battlefield; and one of the few women soldiers to take an enemy life in action. Thom also shares his memories of fighting in Iraq, where a sniper's bullet came within an inch of killing him. Sometimes raw, often funny, but always arresting.
Society & Culture
1
When the Caskets Start Coming Home
Many soldiers never see an actual dead body, but Arti Walker-Peddakotla saw hundreds and hundreds.
24 min
2
Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
3 min
3
God Loves Medics
Combat medic Manny says his prayers are often answered, but God won't let him save every badly wounded comrade.
27 min
4
Landmines freaked me out... and guess what got me?
JR Martinez was badly burned in an explosion, but learned to see value in his changed appearance.
25 min
5
Trailer
Iraq veteran Thom Tran talks candidly to others who served in our recent wars about their battles.
2 min