Overnight Observations with Jen the R.N.
A USMC Goat and A Sugar Cookie
The emergency room is definitely one of the few places where horror and humor can exist in the same space at the same time. However, it is not the only place where that can happen; a warzone is another excellent example, with the subtle addition of a thick sense of danger and an exceptionally high risk of getting a heavy wound or be killed. To Hunter Swan, our today's guest, humor will always make your life easier, even in an extremely violent and hostile environment like war.
In this episode, Hunter Swan, a former U.S Marine who spent over 8 years in the army, shares some stories of his time in the military, and we talk about the importance of humor to endure heavy training and armed combat. Hunter also offers some advice for those interested in joining the army; he explains what a sugar cookie is, and tells us his grandfather's incredible story from when he stormed Normandie.
Some Questions I Ask:
- How did you get into the Marines? (1:37)
- How long were you in, and what did you do? (2:57)
- What advice would you give for people enlisting in the army? (12:04)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- About the kind of combat Hunter witnessed (5:16)
- A bad stomach and a hot truck going through the desert (7:14)
- Trading MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) for a goat (9:13)
- What is a sugar cookie, and why military people don't like them (16:52)
Connect with Hunter:
- Overnight Observations website