Ep. 27 – The Battle of Barg-e Matal

June 07, 2017 00:37:32
Ep. 27 – The Battle of Barg-e Matal
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Ep. 27 – The Battle of Barg-e Matal
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Show Notes

This is the first episode in MWI's new podcast, "The Spear," which is aimed at providing a window into the combat experience. In this episode, Capt. Jake Miraldi walks us through the 2009 Battle of Barg-e Matal in eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan province, and his role in it as a platoon leader.

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