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Four days into Thom Tran’s first tour in Iraq, he was shot by a sniper in the back of the head. The Army staff sergeant finished his combat tour, but eventually the injury ended his military career. Then he found stand-up comedy. And then he found podcasting.
Tran is now the host of Battle Scars, which is all about the experience of being in war from the perspective of fellow veterans, including medics and morticians, Green Berets and regular GIs. For service members or veterans, the show is validating. For civilians, it’s illuminating.
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