A few days before Thanksgiving 2019, Patrick Walker enlisted in the army. Shortly after basic training, a global pandemic began sweeping across the world. Currently Patrick is a combat medic, stationed in South Korea.

ATMI producer, and friend since high school, Ryan Danigole spoke with Patrick to talk about how the coronavirus precautions in the military and how South Korea’s response compares to the U.S.

Ryan talked with him on December 24th, 2020, but for Patrick it was the 25th.

Hosted by Ormund Alaois.

Music by Devin Shreckengost.


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