From video game nerd to squad commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, actor, stunt performer, screenwriter, and author Izzy Ezagui says he is the only soldier in the world to lose an arm in combat and return to the battlefield as a sharpshooter.

“The hard part was convincing the military to give me that opportunity because they were obviously reluctant to put someone in my situation back in a combat environment,” says Ezaugui.

This week he’s joining Dr. Phil to talk about his life and his new book, Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World's Only One-Armed Special Forces Shooter on the Phil in the Blanks podcast.

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