#43 - War, Betrayal, and Putting The Pieces Back Together with Brian Wood
Jun 17, 2018
Hyper Conscious Podcast
NOT A MEMBER OF THE "HYPER CONSCIOUS NATION" YET? Visit www.thehyperconsciouspodcast.com to get access to our behind the scenes content, courses, training programs, articles and build your dream team!!! At the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Ambushed, he led a bayonet charge across open ground with at least 20 insurgents firing at just five soldiers. On his return, he was awarded the Military Cross.But Brian's story had only just begun. Struggling to re-integrate into family life, he suffered from PTSD. Then, five years later, a letter arrived: it summoned him to testify at the Al-Sweady Inquiry into allegations of war crimes by British soldiers during the Iraq invasion of 2003.After five years of public shame, Brian took the stand and his powerful testimony led to full vindication. Phil Shiner, the lawyer who made the accusations, was struck off.In this episode Brian speaks powerfully and movingly about the three battles in his life, from being ambushed with no cover, to the mental battle to adjust at home, to being falsely accused of hideous war crimes. It’s a remarkable and dark curve which ends with his honour restored but, as he says, it was too little, too late. (Taken from Brian's Book - Double Crossed: A Code of Honour, A Complete Betrayal) Scheduled for release March 14, 2019.Huge shoutout to Brian for chatting with us! Brian has an amazing story, and a way of telling it that makes you feel like you were there with him. DONT MISS THIS ONE LADIES AND GENTS!!!!