About a week after the war in Ukraine broke out, our good friend Cody dropped everything, booked a flight to eastern Europe to volunteer as a paramedic, and spent the next four months as a medic in a special forces reconnaissance unit in eastern Ukraine. His qualifications were that he used to be a paramedic, is currently certified EMT Basic, and is one of the smartest and most truly insane people we have ever known. He did not, however, have prior military experience. We sat down three days after he got back so he could unload as much of this story as he’s able to. It’s the darkest comedy there’s ever been, weirdly inspiring, and definitely not a perspective you’re going to hear in many other places.
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