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The Spear is a podcast from the Modern War Institute at West Point. It aims to explore the combat experience, with each episode featuring a guest who tells a detailed and personal story, describing the events and exploring topics like decision-making under stress and what it feels like to be in combat.
 
I'm Chris Thrall, a former Royal Marines Commando turned author, adventurer and extreme endurance athlete. I've lived worked and travelled across eighty countries on all seven continents, ticking every item off my bucket list on the way. In this no-holds-barred podcast, I divulge some of my hair-raising stories and talk to life's interesting and awakened individuals who, like me, have 'Bought The T-Shirt'.
 
Rayza (Canuck), Teresa (Canuck) and Robbie (Aussie) are the Austranadian Synth Alliance. DISCLAIMER: We are in no way claiming to own any of the songs or profit off of them. We are fans and enthusiasts that want to help promote this music and get it to a wider listening audience. You can thank us later :) Cover Artwork: "Highway" by AxiomDesign [http://axiomdesign.deviantart.com/art/Highway-568748872]
 
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Chris has a unique military background having served as a Royal Marines Commando, an Army and RAF Officer and an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot, the most lethal and advanced attack helicopter the world has ever seen, a craft he flew on three operational combat tours of duty in Afghanistan. His passion for motorsport lead him to fulfill a life…
 
Episode 1872 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the U.S. Air Force’s AC-130 gunships. The story appeared on the Airman website and was titled: AC-130 Gunship. The topic of this episode is a follow up … Continue reading → The post Episode 1872 – “Angel of Death” -The C-130 gunship borne out of the Vietnam War appeared fir…
 
Episode 1881 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that helps this podcast episode honor the service of combat engineers in the Vietnam War. The featured story appeared in the Times Leader of St. Clairsville, Ohio and … Continue reading → The post Episode 1881 – Vietnam War combat engineer honored in Ohio appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1880 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about an event recently held in Spearfish, South Dakota that honored their Vietnam Veterans. The featured story appeared in the Black Hills Pioneer and was titled: Thank you … Continue reading → The post Episode 1880 – Vietnam Vets honored in Spearfish appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1879 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be a tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps. The vehicle for the tribute will be a story that appeared on The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website and was titled: Vietnam … Continue reading → The post Episode 1879 – A tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1878 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a Marine Vietnam Veteran who is doing something too cool for school. His cool activity was covered in a story that appeared on WWNY, 7 News. The story was titled: … Continue reading → The post Episode 1878 – This Marine Vietnam Vet is too cool for school appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1877 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about one of the stars of the Vietnam War. The featured story appeared on the Business Insider website and was titled: The heavy-duty Army howitzer you’ve probably never … Continue reading → The post Episode 1877 – 175mm Howitzer was a Vietnam War star appeared first on .…
 
David Eubank was a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer. He is the founder and leader of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a humanitarian service movement for oppressed ethnic minorities of all races and religions in the Burma, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Sudan war zones. Along with relief, his personal mission is to share the love of Jesu…
 
Episode 1876 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a Vietnam Veteran who had to wait 53 years to receive his promised U.S. citizenship. The story appeared on KVEO TV of Brownsville, Texas and was titled: … Continue reading → The post Episode 1876 – Vietnam Vet Ruben Sanchez became US citizen 53 years later appeared first on…
 
Episode 1875 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will cover the detestable subject of Vietnam War Stolen Valor. Nothing is more abhorrent to a Vietnam Veteran than someone making false claims about service in the War. Texas Vietnam veteran B. … Continue reading → The post Episode 1875 – Vietnam War valor thieves still abound appeared first on .…
 
So you want to become a published author? In this podcast I discuss how to do it the easy way with fellow former Royal Marines Commando Denny Denholm. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543…
 
Join former Royal Marines Commando Chris Thrall and Charlie Freak from FreakSense TV as we discuss the New King Gregory Hallett, the alkaline way of life, and Charlie's belief that in Flat Earth theory. As always, please remember, the Bought the T-Shirt Podcast provides an open forum for you to make your own mind up about the topics discussed Read …
 
Matthew Williams is a former RAF flying instructor, combat pilot, entrepreneur, public speaker, and expert in everything DRONES! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcas…
 
Episode 1874 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Veteran Dr. Jim Story of Thomasville, Georgia. The featured story appeared in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise and was titled: ‘I never was afraid’: Dr. Jim Story to … Continue reading → The post Episode 1874 – Vietnam War doc, Jim Story always served appeared first…
 
Episode 1873 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a Vietnam Veteran who is working to maintain awareness of Agent Orange. The Story appeared in The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Conn and was titled: Andover vet … Continue reading → The post Episode 1873 – Vietnam Vet Gerry Wright aims to create Agent Orange monument in C…
 
Episode 1871 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will put the spotlight on Marine Vietnam Veteran Gene McCandless of San Francisco. He is another tremendous representative of the great Vietnam Veteran Generation – one as great as any that ever … Continue reading → The post 1871 – Marine Vietnam Vet Gene McCandless served well then and now appeared …
 
Damien Lewis is a British author and filmmaker who has spent over twenty years reporting from conflict zones. He has produced about twenty films and written numerous bestselling books chronicling British Special Forces operations from the 2nd World War to Iraq, Afghanistan and, Operation Barras in Sierra Leone. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent…
 
Episode 1870 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the Air Force’s Douglas AC-47D gunships in South Vietnam. That aircraft was covered in a story that appeared on the Business Insider website and was titled: Before the AC-130, the … Continue reading → The post 1870 – AC-47 Gunships poured it on the enemy in Vietnam appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1869 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Vet Richard Schoyen who flew F-4s in Vietnam. The featured story appeared in the Independent Record of Helena, Montana and was titled: Stories of Honor: ‘Top … Continue reading → The post 1869 – Navy Vietnam Vet Richard Schoyen flew F-4s appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1868 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in the Air Force Magazine titled: The Air Force Enters the Vietnam War. It was submitted by John T. Correll who was an editor in chief … Continue reading → The post 1868 – The Air Force genesis in Vietnam War appeared first on .…
 
Simon Weston CBE is a veteran of the British Army who is known for his charity work and recovery from severe burn injuries suffered during the Falklands War. On 8 June 1982 he was boarded with other members of his regiment on RFA Sir Galahad in Port Pleasant near Fitzroy, just off the Falkland Islands. It was hit and set on fire by the Argentine Sk…
 
Episode 1867 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the contributions John Kennedy, a Vietnam Veteran, to his country both in Vietnam and back home in the States. The featured story appeared in the Redstone Rocket … Continue reading → The post 1866 – Vietnam Vet John Kennedy fought at Dak To appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1866 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Marine Times and was titled: ‘Greater Love Hath No Man:’ Marines in Congress request Camp Reasoner sign be sent from Vietnam to the US. … Continue reading → The post 1866 – Marines work to secure hero’s monument from Da Nang appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1865 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an interview with Vietnam Veteran John Shoemaker. He served as a combat platoon leader in the third platoon of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. … Continue reading → The post 1865 – Vietnam Vet John Shoemaker – Words of Wisdom appeared fir…
 
Rupert Utley is a former senior inspector with the Royal Hong Kong Police. He received a degree in criminology and police studies from the University of Portsmouth, a diploma in criminal justice from the University of Hong Kong, and studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a recipient of the “Baton of Honour” award on completion of…
 
Episode 1864 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Greatest Generations Foundation. That featured story appeared on FOX4 KDVR of Denver, Colorado and was titled: Veterans Voices: Portrait photographer travels across America to share the … Continue reading → The post 1864 – The Greatest Generations Foundation appeared fi…
 
The no-holds-barred truth the recruiting office don't tell you if you have you ever wondered whats the potential Royal Marines Course (PRMC) is really like? A Commando explains all. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: ht…
 
Have you ever asked the question: 'Do I Have A Problem With Alcohol?' | Life Coaching' In this no-nonsense guide for those concerned about their drinking, I will answer this and give you supporting information - it's all good! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://ww…
 
Chris Thrall attempts a ten-mile swim, 450-mile cycle ride and a 100-mile run - with ONLY eight weeks training - after coming LAST in a triathlon. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 …
 
Episode 1863 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in the Vindicator of Warren, Ohio and titled: Vietnam vet remembers brotherhood of Navy men. The story was submitted by Ashley Fox. The story was about … Continue reading → The post 1863 – Austintown Vietnam Vet bonded for life appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1862 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a blog post that appeared on the U.S. Navy Blog and was titled: VA’s collaboration with NARA digitizes Vietnam-era deck logs. It was submitted by Daniel Kuester and Meghan Badame. … Continue reading → The post 1862 – More Good News for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Vets appeared first on .…
 
Jen McCarty and I discuss how to resist left-brain thinking to exit the matrix and reclaim your life. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.c…
 
Episode 1861 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about an event that occurred at Fort Hood, Texas. It seems B Troop, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division held a ceremony to honor three Vietnam Veterans … Continue reading → The post 1861 – 1st Cav Division honors Vietnam Vets in Texas appeared first on .…
 
Episode 1860 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a mystery surrounding the discovery of a Vietnam Veteran dog tag on a street in Moscow, Russia. The featured story appeared on KXNET CBS-TV and was titled: … Continue reading → The post 1860 – The Vietnam dog tag mystery in North Dakota appeared first on .…
 
Vinay is a leading figure in the blockchain space and is a futurist interested in the technological transformation of society and commerce, with a strong track record of thought leadership in environmental and infrastructure risk, failing states, energy policy and disaster management. He invented the cheap, simple, non-patented and open source hexa…
 
The TRUTH you SHOULD know about before going on the potential recruits course (PRMC) and joining the Royal Marines, told by a former commando. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Supp…
 
Are you sick of your bad habits and want a better life? A look at how the Cycle of Change can help us break free of addiction. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast …
 
Interview I did for the Daily Star on Armed Forces Day to talk about joining the Royal Marines and to raise awareness of Drugs, Triads, Addiction, War and PTSD. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/…
 
Worries about drugs? Need to understand? Want to know how to talk to children about them? Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhra…
 
Worries about drugs? Need to understand? Want to know how to talk to children about them? Drugs - the NO-NONSENSE Guide for parents, users, young people and educators. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amaz…
 
The night the triads set me up to be murdered ... my most frightening moment working for them and how my royal marines training helped me. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support …
 
Who Created The Flat Earth Theory? The truth most people don't know. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus…
 
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