Today we will be taking a break from the Korean War to introduce you to a new show from the Wondery Podcast Network called “This Is War”, presenting fascinating, dramatic and intensely human stories from the men and women who serve their country in the United Staes military. These are up close and personal accounts of their experiences in combat. How does the reality of what they faced effect these brave soldiers? How do they overcome the physical and psychological scars suffered on and off the battleground. You will hear first hand accounts from veterans who have experienced the highs and lows of serving their country. Comrades in arms and the emotional road they travel returning to their lives back home. In this episode, we meet Ian Mearns. A month before his senior year in high school when he was just seventeen years old, Ian walked into the recruitment office and signed up on the deferred entry program. That was August of 2001. A year later, the world had completely changed and he was entering the military under very different circumstances than he had anticipated. Here is a short preview.. . .
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