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On August 16, 2013, Capt. Brandon Thomas was the commander of Nemesis Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, deployed to Kandahar province, Afghanistan. That day, soldiers from the troop were on what was expected to be a short mission to an outpost to conduct an inventory and retrieve equipment. But during a halt after coming across another US element in need of assistance, Capt. Thomas and his soldiers were hit by a suicide bomber. In this powerful episode, he talks to MWI’s Capt. Jake Miraldi about that day, the serious wounds he suffered, and his recovery.
Image credit: Sgt. Joshua Edwards, US Army