#33: Chad Robichaux
Chad Robichaux is a former Force Recon Marine, MMA champion, author, and founder of two non-profits serving military veterans and refugees.
Chad deployed to Afghanistan 8 times, and in this episode he opens up about his battle with PTSD; how he almost became another veteran suicide statistic; and how that experience inspired him to help other veterans using faith-based programs.
Chad also shares:
-How abuse and a family tragedy shaped his childhood in rural Louisiana
-His views on the 2nd Amendment, firearms training, and school shootings
-What led him to a Marine Corps recruiter at age 17
-America's role as the "world's policeman"
-How his Mighty Oaks Foundation helps veterans overcome combat trauma through faith-based resiliency programs
-How he rescued his longtime friend and interpreter from Afghanistan as the U.S. military withdrew from the country
-Helping thousands of innocent Afghans escape as the country crumbled through Save Our Allies
Chad's charitable cause:
Mighty Oaks Foundation, which "provides peer-to-peer resiliency and recovery programs that serve as the catalyst to assist our Nation’s Warriors dealing with challenges related to the struggles of daily military life, combat deployments and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) offered at no cost to our Nation’s Warriors, including travel at beautiful ranches across the US."
Books mentioned in this episode:
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Letter to the American Church by Eric Metaxas
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Is Atheism Dead? by Eric Metaxas
Saving Aziz by Chad Robichaux
Unfair Advantage by Chad Robichaux
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