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Thom Tran: Relief and Therapy in Comedy

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A first-generation American immigrant turned American soldier, combat veteran, and professional stand-up comedian, Thom Tran turned a literal lifetime of war and tragedy into a successful career as a stand-up comic after a combat injury ended his career as a soldier.

The relief and therapy that Thom found in comedy is what he brings to those still in the combat zone. Even as a civilian, he continues to help our servicemen and women, performing at benefits to raise money for the Bob Hope USO at LAX which provides comforts for our troops deploying overseas, and twice was named the USO's funniest service member.

Thom Tran, Wounded Retired Combat Veteran and Stand-Up Comedian

Wounded Retired US Combat Veteran & Stand-Up Comedian

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A first-generation American immigrant, turned American soldier, combat veteran, and now a professional touring stand-up comedian, Thom Tran turned a literal lifetime of war and tragedy into a successful comedy career. On 3 April 2003, his 4th day in Iraq, during a gunfight Thom was struck in the back of the head by a sniper’s bullet. On April 3, 2003, his 4th day in Iraq, during a gunfight Thom was struck in the back of the head by a sniper’s bullet. Since starting his comedy career, Thom created the GIs of Comedy tour, a group of combat veterans turned stand-up comedians.
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