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Episode #208 - Nick Popaditch

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Tonight on You Served Radio, we'll welcome Nick Popaditch.

Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch is best known as the "Cigar Marine" and author of Once a Marine, a candid memoir about his service as a tank commander in Iraq, his horrific wounding in the first battle of Fallujah, and his long and difficult recovery. Gunny Pop has experienced the Marine recruit training process from both perspectives: as a new recruit and as a drill instructor. This new book brings together his nearly 16 years of Marine Corps expertise. 
Nick Popaditch is running for California's 53rd congressional district in the upcoming elections and makes an ideal guest as more than 2 million Marines have been deployed since 9/11.
The Ultimate Marine Recruit Training Guidebook is a comprehensive, practical, and easy-to-follow guide written specifically for every new or prospective recruit about to enter Marine recruit training.