Veterans Laughing Together
Nathan Smith, Army | EP03
W-2 Army Special Forces Operator Nathan Smith joined after 9/11 to kill some bad guys like the amazing patriot he is. In July 2018, during a mission to take the capital of ISIS in Afghanistan, Smith got into a grenade fight with the enemy trying to overrun his unit, and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Several weeks later, after being medically cleared, Smith’s unit got stuck in another serious firefight that was known as the Iron Phalanx. As ISIS was closing in, Smith devised a plan to put the convoy’s MATV’s in an “L” shape formation to provide moving cover while they attempted to recover their fellow dead and wounded soldiers. Smith received a Bronze Star with Valor, an Army Commendation with Valor, a Purple Heart, and a second Bronze Star during his service. He was injured a third time on Sept. 10, 2018, just two days after being released from medical observation for a traumatic brain injury. Smith officially retired from the special operations forces in December 2018 on a medical retirement.
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Shane Edmaiston, Navy | EP04
Navy HN Shane Edmaiston became a corpsman to avoid combat, but still got the best of it when he was blown up by an old Russian grenade thrown at his patrol by an Iraqi teenager. While on a foot patrol with 2nd Battalion 7th Marines to move vehicles away from voting sites for an election taking pl...
Robert Waples, Army | EP06
Staff Sergeant Robert Waples joined the Army in 1994 right out of high school as a stepping stone to becoming a police officer. In 1998 he transitioned to the National Guard and shortly before 9/11, SSG Waples applied for special forces duty, and his unit was activated after the towers fell. The ...
Anson "NubGunner" Roberts, USMC | EP07
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Anson “NubGunner" Roberts was stationed in Iraq in 2007 on an EOD Security Team when they ran into a complex ambush. While his cohorts dismounted and cleared a house they were taking fire from, Nubgunner tried to maneuver his HMMWV for support when he struck a massive ...