If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, you either follow this week’s guest or have seen his work shared on your social media feed. This week’s Borne The Battle episode interview is with Marine Veteran Daniel Sharp, the Chief Executive Officer of PopSmoke Media and podcast host of The Smokepit.

Sharp talks about his transition from the Marine Corps after 11 years of service as an infantryman to starting his own media company, to developing his podcast. We also go into his personal relationship with his local VA Medical Center. He said his experience with Veterans Affairs started out difficult, but he worked to hold himself accountable to identify solutions and make sure the care worked for him. Sharp also talks about the stress of combat and the support network that can help mitigate those stresses.

Currently, his podcast has listeners in 55 different countries.


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#BtBattle Veterans of the Week:

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

  • Navy Veteran Neil Armstrong
  • Air Force Veteran Michael Collins
  • Air Force Veteran Buzz Aldrin


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By Air Force Veteran Adam Stump is a member of VA's Digital Media Engagement team.

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Published on Jul. 31, 2019

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  1. Hassan August 1, 2019 at 5:44 am

    very happy to see this such an amazing talent.

  2. Emtee Prayer Mp3 July 31, 2019 at 8:51 am

    America keep battling all obstacles. The country is really great now.

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