The Panjwai Podcast

The Panjwai Podcast is an interview-based podcast series documenting the experiences of combat veterans in the Panjwai District of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The series seeks to explore a human, emotional, and accurate retelling of veterans’ experiences. Guests range from enlisted privates, to senior leaders, helicopter pilots, special operators, support personnel, engineers, EOD, medics and other forces that supported or witnessed combat in the Panjwai District. Military history buffs will relish in the detailed descriptions of terrain and the history of the area, and fans of Serial and other documentary style podcasts will appreciate the attention to detail and highlighting of the human aspect of warfare on young soldiers.

The Panjwai Podcast is the story of the grunts fight in a true Infantry battlefield. Season 2 Starts June 7th, 2021 with a detailed look at the Panjwai Massacre, committed by SSG Robert Bales on March 11, 2012 from his outpost VSP Belambai in Panjwai, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Episodes available weekly.

Episode 12 - Fighting for a Family

March 11th, 2021

This week we sit down with U.S. Army retired Sergeant Kevin Jaye. Kevin served in 3rd Platoon, B Company 1-64 at COP Sperwan Ghar in Panjwai, Afghanistan in 2012. Kevin shares his experiences before and during the deployment, including the day he stepped on a pressure plate IED and lost his leg. More importantly, Kevin talks to us about his battle on Capitol Hill, lobbying for the inclusion of In-Vitro Fertilization procedures in funding for the Department of Veteran Affairs. It was unique to talk with Kevin and realize how much of an impact his injuries had on his life, and how hard he fought to have the family he loves.

 

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