Troublemakers, The Greatest Dog and Pony Show in Iraq w/ Stephen Russell – Ep 149

Henri hosts Stephen Russell, a veteran and comic book author, who shares his upcoming memoir ‘Troublemakers: The Greatest Dog and Pony Show in Iraq’. The memoir details Russell’s deployment to Iraq in 2006 during the Surge with Bravo Company, 112th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd BCT, where Stephen details the huge losses his unit suffered. They discuss the contrast between the ‘sanitized’ hero portrayal in media and the sobering reality of combat outpost conditions.  Russell also delves into his comic book ‘The Ballad of Phillip Kirschner’, which critically examines themes of heroism.

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