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GRP 77- 1st Lieutenant Weston C. Lee, 25 died Apr. 29th, outside Mosul, Iraq, when he stepped on an IED.
We had a conversation with former Green Beret @alanshebarojj . Alan joined the Army and after a number of years, Alan reached a crossroad. He either went pro as a mixed martial arts fighter or went to Special Forces selection. He shares a story of Iraq in which he was on an 18-hour mission hunting terrorist.
Upon his return to base Alan barely had enough energy to take off his gear as he sat and ate. Looking at the television and saw his training partner Travis Lutter win the Ultimate Fighter 4. Alan went through a dark period upon leaving the military and he talks about what helped him get out of that dark space. Below Alan shares a story from his first deployment which involves MSG Stephen Walker Booth a Green Beret who died in a motorcycle accident here in the States:
Alan: We were already hearing the pings on the vehicle. My heart rate was over 200. I stepped out the vehicle and took 3 steps then hear a whip and saw a spark on the ground. A round missed my head and went by my foot. Everything was chaos. Blurs of colors. It wasn't that I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to do with the training I received to apply in this situation. I'll never forget this. Walker Stephen Booth. This guy comes running right passed me yelling out " I'm going to come at you like a spider monkey boy" laughing his ass off. I was in shock. He's making jokes in a firefight. The weirdest thing happened. Almost instantly the blur disappeared. I could hear crisped sounds. Everything slowed down and I jumped in with one of the cells. Everything clicked. It was all based off what Walker said. It was my 5th or 6th firefight. That affected my career in every single fight after that. In 3rd Group he's a legend. #GlobalReconPodcast #WestonLee #