This is a very special show. As you know, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. This is the day where we honor the military veterans who served in our Armed Forces. This Veteran’s Day is different. This is the first Veteran’s Day since the withdrawal of our forces in Afghanistan. Many Afghanistan veterans are struggling right now. They’re struggling to find some meaning to the sacrifices they made and the tragedies they experienced in America’s longest war.
My guest today is here to help. Lt. Col Scott Mann is an Afghanistan war veteran. He is a former Green Beret and the co-founder of Task Force Pineapple. You’ve probably heard of them. They’re a group of citizens working independently of the government to help Afghan special operators and their families since the withdrawal.
Scott is also a writer and producer. He wrote and produced a film called “Last Out — Elegy of a Green Beret” that tells the story of the Afghan war through the voice of the warriors and military family members who lived through it. The film is available, for free, starting on Veterans Day at lastoutfilm.com. All proceeds donated to the film go to help overcome veteran trauma caused by the Afghan collapse. So it’s my honor and privilege to have Scott Mann as my guest on the show today.