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008: Guest; Josh Mattfeld

008: Guest; Josh Mattfeld

August 18, 2015 by | Be the first to comment »

Juslin and Mike are good friends with their guest Josh Mattfeld. The three of them served togehter in 3rd Battalion 7th Marine regiment aboard MCAGCTC 29 Palms. They deployed together to Ramadi, Iraq on two combat tours.

The first tour, from 2005-2006, Marines were engaged constantly and the battlefield was very hostile. During the second tour, in 2007, Ramadi underwent a transition phase. The area was still hostile however, after the execution of Sadaam, the region became calm and the rebuilding process began.

This episode provides insight into some of the mental and physical hardships that individual Marines face during war.

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Profile photo of Michael PenneyMike served 8 years in the Marine Corps infantry, deploying three times to combat; 2 tours to Ramadi Iraq and 1 to Kajaki/Sangin Afghanistan. After leaving the Corps in 2012, Mike set out as an entrepreneur. He's now the co-host of Cigars and Sea Stories, VP of business development with LifeFlip Media and director of programs at Bunker Labs RDU. Mike is a voice actor and regularly contributes to outside publications such as The War Horse and American Grit. When he's not toiling away in the office, Mike enjoys spending time shooting, hunting and, hanging out in nature. In the evening you'll find him out on the deck puffing a stogie and sharing sea stories with his fellow Marines.... and Doc.

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