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Zachary Garner

Former Green Beret, 7x participant, and hard to kill mf’er

Zachary grew up in Indiana and joined the U.S. Army in 2004. He served for 10.5 years, completing multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, closing out his career at 7th Special Forces Group as a Green Beret. In 2015, Zack rode a bicycle across the United States (5,500 miles) to raise awareness around mental health issues in the military, and non pharmaceutical options for them. He then went on to become an endurance coach for cyclists until he was strike by a car during a 1/2 Ironman. During the recovery process he realized he missed serving his country, and deployed 4 additional times as a contractor.

In 2020 Zack was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, which would later spread into his bones and heart He spent ten months in the hospital, had over 30 surgeries, and 2 strokes throughout the course of 18 months Zack was forced to find a new purpose for himself. That purpose bacame sharing his experience and the lessons he learned throughout his recovery with the veteran community, in hopes of providing solutions to obstacles veterans face, and helping them overcome their own obstacles in a healthy manner.

Episode 129: Zachary Garner “Purpose and Redemption”

Jan. 23, 2023

This week in the studio a man who spent over a decade in service to this country. He held assignments with 1st ID, 10th Mountain Division, and 7th Special Forces. This guest has always lived his life with purpose, whether tr…