Aug. 21, 2022

Special Forces Soldier Stepped on an I.E.D. in Afghanistan. After Rehab He Returned to Combat.

Special Forces Soldier Stepped on an I.E.D. in Afghanistan. After Rehab He Returned to Combat.

U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier Stepped on an I.E.D. in Afghanistan. After Rehab He Returned to Combat. And he still serves as a civilian in war-torn Countries. An amazing and inspiring story of resilience, perseverance, and commitment to service.

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Ryan Hendrickson is our guest, a retired U.S. Army Green Beret. Prior to enlisting in the Army, he served in the U.S. Navy and then the U.S. Air Force. While in the Army he became a member of the Elite Green Beret Special Forces and focused on Explosives Detection and Disposal. While deployed in Afghanistan in a combat zone he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device and received devastating injuries. Ryan was set to have his leg amputated when he was approached with a new experimental limb-saving medical procedure, which he volunteered for.

After a long rehabilitation process, he convinced the Army to allow him to stay in a light-duty role. He was able to find a way to return to a combat role and returned to complete several deployments to war zones. He started journaling his recovery and eventually used that as the outline for his book "Tip of the Spear: The Incredible Story of an Injured Green Beret's Return to Battle".

Even more amazing, listen to how he continues to serve in war-torn countries as a civilian.

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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.