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Combat Story

May 6, 2023

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Today we hear the Combat Story of Jack Carr, who many of us know as the author and creator of the book series and Amazon hit show Terminal List. Before becoming an accomplished author, Jack was a Navy SEAL, both enlisted and as an officer. He served as a sniper, led a platoon, and even a Task Force in combat. 

Jack is one of the most well-read people we’ve ever interviewed and has had tremendous success as a creator, SEAL, husband, father, and outdoorsman. I gravitated to Terminal List on Amazon because it so authentically depicts the emotions of a combat veteran and because it features a secondary character from Zimbabwe that elicits an amazing background that is so familiar to me from my upbringing in that part of the world (and that Jack and I speak about as we kick off the show).

Jack is releasing his sixth book “Only the Dead” on May 16th and, if it’s anything like the first five, is sure to be great. 

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- Intro Song: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle
Find Jack Carr Online:
- Website\
- Instagram @jackcarrusa
- Facebook
- Danger Close Podcast
- The Terminal List Podcast
- (Pre) Order Only The Dead book
- Learn more about Jack


Show Notes:
00:00 - Intro 
00:56 - Guest Introduction (Jack Carr)
01:58 - Interview begins
04:23 - Zimbabwe
09:46 - Travel
15:33 - Becoming a writer
24:26 - 4Patriots
25:45 - Childhood
31:38 - Enlistment
37:56 - Experiences downrange
44:55 - Experiences that inspired writing
50:31 - Close calls
  58:04 - Applying tactics in writing
01:04:47 - Most courageous act
01:06:55 - Sentimental items
01:08:56 - Do it all again
01:10:37 -  Listener comments and shout outs