003: John "St. Nick" Cassel


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John "St. Nick" Cassel is a former police officer and US government security contractor who has been deployed to the Balkans, South Central Asia, and the Middle East. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. We talk about his great book John Fifteen Thirteen available at https://saintglobalsolutions.com/ & Amazon.com & Now on www.audible.com/ Follow John on Instagram @real_john_st_nick or on Facebook @johnnicholascassel YouTube Video John Mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8VPh3U9ulQ As the RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) came flying toward my side of the helicopter, my life literally flashed before my eyes. It was pitch-black outside, so the helo crew was flying on NODs (night observation devices). The crew was short a door-gunner, so I filled in on the starboard door gun. Through my NODs, I could see the RPG round sailing toward us. It came at us so fast; I didn’t have time to call it out. We were conducting a routine drop off and pick up of personnel and had just taken off from the helipad. The downward thrust from the rotors must have caught the stabilizer fins on the rocket and caused it to change direction slightly. The rocket sailed under us, missing the helicopter skids by just a few feet. I feel as though God held His protective hands around us that night. During the return flight back to base, I thought about all the times I’d had close brushes with death but God protected me. I wonder if a person gets only a certain number of those protections before they run out. I wonder if the number is different for each person. I wonder what my number is. Please consider Donating, Reviewing, Sharing, and Promoting this Podcast to help advance the mission. New Merch. has arrived! Coffee. T-Shirts, and Swag TEMP WEBSITE - https://prepare-defend-lead.myshopify.com Follow Prepare. Defend. Lead. on FB and IG

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