This week’s Borne the Battle episode features guest Jeff Struecker, who discusses his life as a soldier, pastor, and author.

In 1987, Struecker enlisted in the army when he was 18. He excelled, serving in the 75th Ranger Regiment, and he played a pivotal role in the Battle of Mogadishu. He also won the 1996 Best Ranger Competition and was also recognized in 1998 as the U.S Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Noncommisioned Officer of the Year.


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Vineland teacher Jennifer Pilla speaks to the Vineland Board of Education about naming the new Lincoln Avenue School for her brother, fallen Army Ranger Dominick Pilla, at the Vineland Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, March 14. Video produced by Justin Odendhal

Hayoung Oh is a podcast intern with VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team. He is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Public Health.


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Published on Oct. 2, 2019

Estimated reading time is 1.5 min.

Views to date: 478


  1. 27trends Mzansi October 15, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks very much for this. I am personally in awe of the forces, I’ve told my kids to think about a career as a force personnel.

  2. Eugene Tapahonso III October 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for all you have done for us. God bless you and your families.

  3. Jason Brown, USA-Ret. October 4, 2019 at 6:09 am

    In respectful and loving memory of our fallen, our Veterans, and those who daily give so much to those who never realize their sacrifices and those of their families, both in and after service. Thank you all, and may God bless you and yours.

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