S5E48: Shot through the head in Afghanistan. Retired DEA Agent Joe Piersante survived.

37:50
 
Share
 

Manage episode 297233985 series 2343542
By Law Enforcement Today - John J Wiley and John "Jay" Wiley. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Don't believe in Miracles??? Shot through the head in Afghanistan. Retired DEA Agent Joe Piersante survived. Despite his severe injuries, including blindness he lives an inspiring life.

Joe Piersante is our guest. He is a retired DEA agent. During his career he was a member of the DEA's FAST (SWAT team) assigned to Afghanistan. Their mission was to eradicate Poppy fields and the industry that turns it into Heroin. That DEA team in Afghanistan encountered numerous violent confrontations with members of the Taliban and those involved in the Heroin industry. During one of those deployments he was shot through the head with a high velocity machine gun round. Though many of his team thought he was killed, thanks to a miracle plus great first aid and surgical teams he survived. His severe injuries, including total blindness have not stopped him. He is a world class blind bodybuilder and much more.

Never miss out on an episode of the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, AND be automatically entered in all future contests. Simply subscribe for our free email newsletter, never more than 2 issues a week sent out. Click here and scroll down about half way.

If you enjoy the show, please tell a friend or two, or three about it.

Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer.

Follow us on the MeWe social media platform. We are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In the Clubhouse app look for and follow @LetRadioShow.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

340 episodes