Scuttlebutt Ep 63: Kacy Tellessen

Hello again, Scuttlebutt listeners. This week we are joined by Kacy Tellessen, veteran Marine infantryman and author of the book, Freaks of a Feather. He comes to us from Spokane, WA where is attending Gonzaga Law School. Kacy joined the infantry directly out of high school and deployed twice to Iraq as a machine gunner with Second Battalion, Third Marines from 2005-2009. Freaks of Feather is a memoir that reads like narrative non-fiction. His wonderful prose takes the reader through more than just a, “so there I was” retelling and explores not only the nuances of being a Marine in combat and the challenges of being a combat veteran returning home, but of being a young man trying to find your place in a world that you aren’t sure you truly fit into. His book is a must read and we were so happy to spend time talking to him about his time in the Marines, the genesis of the book and the process of writing. Hope you take away as much from it as we did. Enjoy!

Produced by Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.