July 11, 2021

S5E48: Miracle, Shot through the head in Afghanistan. Retired DEA Agent survived.

S5E48: Miracle, Shot through the head in Afghanistan. Retired DEA Agent survived.

Don't believe in Miracles??? Shot through the head in Afghanistan. Retired DEA Agent Joe Piersante survived. Despite his severe injuries, including blindness he lives an inspiring life.

Joe Piersante is our guest. He is a retired DEA agent. During his career he was a member of the DEA's FAST (SWAT team) assigned to Afghanistan. Their mission was to eradicate Poppy fields and the industry that turns it into Heroin. That DEA team in Afghanistan encountered numerous violent confrontations with members of the Taliban and those involved in the Heroin industry. During one of those deployments he was shot through the head with a high velocity machine gun round. Though many of his team thought he was killed, thanks to a miracle plus great first aid and surgical teams he survived. His severe injuries, including total blindness have not stopped him. He is a world class blind bodybuilder and much more.

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John J Wiley

Retired Police Sergeant, Music Radio Personality, Talk Radio Show Host, Podcaster and Producer

John J. Wiley is a retired Police Sergeant turned radio personality. He has been a full time FM Music Radio DJ since 2005. In 2017 he founded the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, with the assistance of Robert Greenberg. Within a couple months a radio station heard an episode of the podcast and asked him to create a radio version, which he did. It has been syndicated since the Spring of 2017 and has numerous affiliate radio stations across the US.