71: Heroes are not Perfect. Never Judge. The Will to Overcome REAL Hardship: “A Helmet for my Pillow” by Robert Leckie


0:00:00 – Opening

0:04:14 – “A Helmet for my Pillow” by Robert Leckie

0:07:49 РStripped Down to Nothing in Boot Camp.  Surrender and Discipline.

0:18:53 – Advanced Training.

0:28:48 – Guadalcanal: Time to Fight.

1:07:38 – After the Battle: R&R, Partying, and Getting in Trouble.

1:23:05 – Assault on New Britain.

1:39:46 – Physical Complications and Conditions.

1:52:03 – Medical treatment / Don’t Judge The Intellect of a Man by his Job.

2:00:17 – Back to Fighting – Peleliu.

2:21:18 – Battle was Won, but with Great Sacrifice.

2:26:00 – Take-away: Who are we to Judge?

2:34:57 –¬†Support, Cool Onnit, Amazon, JockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes). Extreme Ownership (book), (Jocko’s Kids’ Book) Way of the Warrior Kid, and The Muster002

3:11:01 – Closing Gratitude.

2 thoughts on “71: Heroes are not Perfect. Never Judge. The Will to Overcome REAL Hardship: “A Helmet for my Pillow” by Robert Leckie”

  1. Great podcast . The password of “Lilliputian” was a bad safe word for sure. It reminds me of the Hebrews that used the safe word “Shibboleth” (Judges 12:6 ) because the palate of the Ephraimites could not construct the syllables to pronounce the word. When a Hebrew sentry caught a Ephraimite that could not speak the term, 42,000 Ephraimites were slaughtered that day.

    I suspect the Japanese struggled with any English word that started with “L”. The previous safe word was “Lalapalloza” or “Lilly” according to some historians. You are right “Lilliputian” was difficult for a drunk soldier to remember and probably pronounce. Moral of that story or my take away, don’t overthink a process that could easily be modified to achieve the same purpose.

    Chris King, PhD
    Dallas Christian School

  2. Great stuff. Jocko and Echo are a super and balanced team. You guys have changed my life and leadership style. I wish you both much success and happiness. Thanks for all the hard work and you have help given to others.
    PS: When are you coming out with the “Ah Dang ” Shirts for Studs?

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