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Third Squad
Third Squad

In 2011, veteran and journalist Elliott Woods embedded with the twelve Marines of Third Squad in one of the most violent parts... more

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The End of the Road

Asheville, NC: Teresa Bradley still lives in the house where she grew up and where she raised her twin sons,... more

09 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
I Think This is Hell

Ventnor City, NJ: Jeffrey Lopez grew up steps away from the Atlantic Ocean with a house full of brothers who... more

13 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Sandcastles in the Tide

Deer River, NY: As a teenager, Taylor Moody had a mohawk and cared more about punk shows than school. He... more

06 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Chasing The War

Greensburg, PA: As squad leader, Jeric Fry’s biggest responsibility was to keep his Marines alive. He could never have known... more

16 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Bad Paper

Lexington, KY: In Sangin, Scott McEtchin told Elliott that he joined the Marines to get his life together after a... more

09 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Make Peace or Die

Palmer, AK: Elliott takes a detour from the road trip to fly to Alaska, home to David Richvalsky, Third Squad’s... more

02 Dec 2021 · 56 minutes
Third Squad on Here & Now

Elliott Woods discusses the making of Third Squad with Scott Tong on WBUR’s Here & Now. Learn more about your... more

26 Nov 2021 · 12 minutes
Husband, Father, Killer

Spearfish, SD: As Third Squad’s radio operator, John Bohlinger had the grim task of calling in medevac helicopters for his... more

18 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Nothing to Lose

Rapid City, SD: Brian Shearer was a gung-ho 17 year-old when he joined the Marines, with nothing to lose but... more

11 Nov 2021 · 1 hour,
A Soldier’s Heart

The Woodlands, TX: The Marines offered Manny Mendoza a ticket out of the small Texas border town where he grew... more

04 Nov 2021 · 57 minutes
Third Squad
The End of the Road
Third Squad