You've never heard a story like this...
Granger Smith Podcast Episode 56: In Iraq 2007, Sgt. Avila's vehicle was struck by a 200lb IED resulting to 75% burns of his body. Even after tribulations, amputation of his right leg, and numerous surgeries, Omar "Crispy" Avila continues to help wounded veterans through their recovery process and attends public speaking events in hoping to motivate many.
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  • Hawks 13
    Hawks 13

    Sgt. Avila, all I have to say is THANK YOU SIR!.

  • Whop Junior
    Whop Junior

    I’m sitting here going through this Covid crap feeling like shit, then I watched this....I have a cake walk. Damn the emotion runnin through me listening to Omar tell his story 🙏 our soldiers are true heros❗️

  • gunna2cool

    Crispy's story is a massive inspiration to me... My shit pales into nothing compared to what he went through... Finally pulled me out of my alcohol, lazy, drug induced stupor feeling fucking sory for myself after my crash. Thank you for sharing, sir!

  • Firemansam

    Crispy is awesome so proud to live amongst some awesome hero’s.

  • Whop Junior
    Whop Junior

    And they wander why we get so fn mad when they disrespect our flag!

  • Christine Arters
    Christine Arters

    Wow...Crispy’s story is amazing.... a true hero!!! ❤️❤️

  • Nick

    Thank you crispy for your service and the strength you carry everyday for yourself and the rest of us! Your very very inspiring!

  • Rob Glover
    Rob Glover

    Love Crispy, the man is so humble

  • Tausha Berry
    Tausha Berry

    Xoxox 🙏❤️

  • Bryan Graham
    Bryan Graham

    I was a 52D Generator Mechanic. People need coffee in the woods.

  • Chase Rhodes
    Chase Rhodes

    Great American Podcast! Great story! Yee Yee 🇺🇲

  • Triple H Vids
    Triple H Vids

    Love this guy. My mom died of brain cancer and the whole time she always was strong and told me God had a plan! I believe that whether we like it or not he does. Love the podcast and GodBless Mr. Omar

  • Triple H Vids
    Triple H Vids

    I hope to meet both y’all some day

  • Mike McCall
    Mike McCall

    Just noticed there were "0" thumbs down ... as it should be

  • Mike McCall
    Mike McCall

    One of your best Podcasts ... God's blessings on Crispy!

  • Joseph Smith
    Joseph Smith

    Respect...nothing else really needs to be said. Hope you are doing well brother, keep doing your thing. We all should enjoy this life, it's all we get no matter what happens to us. You know that better than most, cheers!!

  • James Francis
    James Francis

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice. It is because of heroes like you that we are the greatest nation ever. We are for ever in your debt, and I can't thank you and your brothers enough.

  • Terry Thomas
    Terry Thomas

    Thank you for your service Crispy

  • Scott LeComte
    Scott LeComte

    What a bad ass! Thank you for your service sir. God bless you.

  • Michael Muncher
    Michael Muncher

    My Son is in the hospital after A bad Car wreck...he is on a ventilator and everything please pray for him

    • Angel Cifuentes
      Angel Cifuentes

      Lord God I don't know this man but I know what it is like to be a father I pray that the same way you healed my son you may heal his in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen

  • Michael Muncher
    Michael Muncher

    Man Why Crispy doesn't have the Metal of Honor is beyond me

  • Trainer_mo

    Crispy is a true hero

  • Ralph Smith
    Ralph Smith

    I could have listened to you guys for another hour I hope he comes back soon and does another podcast

  • Gavyn Oliver
    Gavyn Oliver

    i like your v

  • Deb Bohl
    Deb Bohl

    This was awesome podcast Enjoyed it ! So sorry about his buds but glad his doing better. One heck of a great guys. YEEYEE

  • Bobbi Escamilla
    Bobbi Escamilla

    Thanks for sharing your story. That was amazing!! Thanks for your service!!🤠🇺🇸

  • Jeremy R
    Jeremy R

    Best podcast interview so far. This dude had me riveted. What an incredible human being. What an incredible story. What a testament to perseverance. Much, much respect and gratitude for guys like this.

  • Lucien Cook
    Lucien Cook

    Yee yee

  • Yougot Snyped
    Yougot Snyped

    I legit think of Crispy as one of my real life heroes. This is a man that has been given every opportunity to give up or to claim that he was a victim of life, yet he continues to strive and to push through the challenges. He should be an inspiration to us All. He is definitely an inspiration to me.

  • Andrew Conquest
    Andrew Conquest

    Crispy. Salutes. You deserve medals that have not been commissioned yet. We call ya 'Colonel Crispy' around heya.

  • Danae Zaitz
    Danae Zaitz

    God is good! Fighting my battle right now and I needed this!! Thank you 🇺🇸

  • Tamina Bomba
    Tamina Bomba

    That was God for sure telling you, " not today." The Lord took care of my husband and he came out of a situation at his fob. He made it home after all of his 5 deployments. God is great!

  • doc saaid
    doc saaid

    Hello granger. Scott linked the channel man. Great vidz. And really nice gun handling with scott you did very great 😎😎😎

  • IckyStickyOils

    yeah i didnt come to watch the video but came to leave a comment, i wanted to say granger you got some fine country music. and kentucky ballistics helped.

  • From The Ground Up
    From The Ground Up

    Crispy on 👊🏼

  • john conway
    john conway

    Truly an amazing man. Humble, genuine, heroic and much more. Thank you for your service seems like it will never be enough. Anything you ask for in this world and in heaven should be given to you Sir

  • Annette Elizalde
    Annette Elizalde

    God Bless Crispy for all he has done for us all Blessings 😇

  • Cassandra Robertson
    Cassandra Robertson

    Ive herd his story on lunkerstv.what a man and inspiration he is.i really loved hearing it again.YEE YEE!God bless you all

  • Mark Watters
    Mark Watters

    Good to see ya Crispy, you been AWOL on you channel mate. Keep up the vids Granger.

  • dan buckley
    dan buckley

    Crispy is awesome. Awesome inspiration

  • Shaun Roberts
    Shaun Roberts

    Wow..Outstanding..God bless you. And thank you for your service.

  • Jacob Southard
    Jacob Southard

    So touching!!

  • Wendy Raymond
    Wendy Raymond

    Made me cry you are a hero a beautiful incredible hero ..Thanku for your service remarkable thanks to you both Thanku for sharing your story much love an respect from Cyprus ..thank everyone for their service you are all amazing love and god bless x

  • PAL 725
    PAL 725

    OMG! What a blessing. Listen to this man. I'm sitting here crying my eyes out of not of what happen to him but the blessings he will inspire to others. God allow things to happen knowing how you will help others. I salute you Omar "Crispy". 🥰🇺🇲

  • ken carr
    ken carr

    Great interview

  • chara dremurr
    chara dremurr

    I was the 1 k like

  • Andrew Ramirez
    Andrew Ramirez

    Yeah remember the needles in the cold ice tubs. My ass be looking like a zebra after all that crap. And never mind the pig grafts they wanted to try and do. I’m to brown to have pink.

  • Thomas Caldwell
    Thomas Caldwell

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice Crispy 🇺🇸 Great episode!!! Yee Yee!!!

  • Dustin Mason
    Dustin Mason

    Best dam Podcast ever!!!!!

  • ncron1109

    One thing I have always been told growing up as a kid in kentucky. My father has always told me it could always be worse. And crispy has that same mentality. Thank you crispy for your service and thank you Granger for having on your podcast!!

  • OntarioRedneXXX

    I’ve never been so glued to the TV for 52 minutes, this is an inspirational story, and it’s certainly making me wonder why I complain about small injuries when people can pull through stuff like this and still smile

  • Chuck Hawes
    Chuck Hawes

    Why this man doesn't have the M.O.H is beyond me. Crispy you sir are a hero. I am a Desert Storm vetran a Blackhawk crewcheif and door gunner. I grew up in the military my dad is a Viet Nam veteran and my son is E.O.D with the 28th with 5 tours under his belt. I know you went way beyond what you had to.

  • Ryan McManus
    Ryan McManus

    Respect 🙏💪

  • Steve Jackson
    Steve Jackson

    Crispy's story is unbelievable! I love hearing military stories especially the ones where they make it out and continue on with their lives making the world a better place

  • Seth Dunlap
    Seth Dunlap

    Crispy walked through literal Hell... 3/4 burnt and physically shattered beyond survival. ......13 years later is power lifting, successful, has a beautiful wife, and is honestly one handsome mother f**ker 😉. Adversity has NOTHING on Crispy!!!! ❤🇺🇸

  • Matthew Gluth
    Matthew Gluth

    Man. Crispy. What can you say? He is one of the most remarkable humans I can think of. His perseverance, his humility, all of those characteristics. He’s is on my top 5 of most admirable people on this planet. Thanks for the podcast. I tear up every time I hear his story. And each interview, he is more endearing than the last.

  • Dragongirl87 2006
    Dragongirl87 2006

    God bless and thank you for your service ❤❤🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Dan Garey
    Dan Garey

    Had tears in my eyes listening, what a legend Crispy is. Thanks Granger for sharing these hero's with us

  • J S
    J S

    Crispy is an awesome person. Always love seeing him on the channels. Inspiration and a true American!

  • Scott Carter
    Scott Carter

    Crispi thank you for your service


    Thank you!

  • Hunter DePoe
    Hunter DePoe

    Wow that’s a real hero right there much love to u crispy 👆🏻👆🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • mark Roper
    mark Roper

    Crispy is my hero!!! You rock!! You are what we aspire safe brother!!!

  • KaDorey

    Such a Heart filling story man, thanks for your service.


    Thank you for your service and sacrifice Omar “Crispy” Avila. I pray you find well deserved peace, comfort and a full life for the rest of your time on Earth. Bless you

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  • Jan Connolly
    Jan Connolly

    Appreciate you sharing your story, Crispy, and I am extremely grateful for your service and that the Lord had big plans for you. You are an inspiration. God bless you! ❤️🇺🇸

  • Mike Littleford
    Mike Littleford

    Such an amazing man. Lord please give crispy a special place in heaven. This is a REAL hero. Love hearing your story man. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you've done.

  • Robert Leslie
    Robert Leslie

    Thank you for your service Sgt. Avila.

  • One Crazy Dog Mum
    One Crazy Dog Mum

    Omar’s got such a huge chest to fit in that big heart, such an inspiration 💙

  • Robin Raphael
    Robin Raphael

    great to see crispy putting out new content big fan of that guy he is a true American and person. do a earl dibbles and crispy vid ja

  • Jenn Dios
    Jenn Dios

    What an amazing, admirable, humble, heroic, survivor Crispy is. It really puts everything into perspective. I am struggling right now in a few areas of life, and I have been having some really dark moments. I honestly feel like I was having a nervous breakdown due to the stress of so many big life altering things happening at the exact same time. I have been having anxiety/ panic attacks frequently like a few times a week. You seem to put out these podcasts in an order that truly hit home with me while going through this rough season I am experiencing. Hearing Crispy's story makes me see my issues in a light or way that I can overcome them no matter how bad it gets. As long as I just keep going, keep pushing through and have faith, I know it will work out. He really is inspiring and so admirable. As are you Granger. Thank you for using your platform to interview men like this and the ones in your previous podcasts. You never know who will see it and it could literally pull them out of the darkness with a new perspective. I appreciate all you do and everything you have done, putting out such great content. This year has been so hard on literally everyone. A friend said yesterday we are all in the same storm, just a different boat, we really all are in it together. Love you man. Good stuff. ❤🙏

  • Kevin O'Connor
    Kevin O'Connor

    I never get sick of hearing this mans story. Great man who shows everyone that you should never give up. Crispy on.

  • Joanne Ganon
    Joanne Ganon

    😱 Good Bless you Crispy may God Always walk with you😘. JO JO IN VT 💕😄 YEE YEE

  • William Duncan
    William Duncan

    I’ve heard his story on other platforms before but never this in depth. What an amazingly strong human being

  • Dan Wilburn
    Dan Wilburn

    This story has me in tears, not because of what happened to crispy but my own life. People like crispy make me feel like a POS. I have a back injury and it is hard to stand, sit and even lay down for any extended amount of time. I have been fighting a disability case for that reason but see stories like this and how they push on, while I sit here depressed because I don't do anything any more. I can't hunt , fish, ride bikes, 4 wheelers, etc. I have a background in machining and an associates degree in culinary , both requiree long hours on your feet and hunched over. I guess it is all about having a strong support system and strong mind, which I have neither besides my wife. To be honest without her I would have ended my life 5 years ago because of the pain and people thinking I am a junkie because of pain meds. I need to rethink my life. Thank you for this story andI hope I can change my mind set. Love Y'all........YEE YEE

  • Cindy Gierisch
    Cindy Gierisch

    That was an Amazing Podcast..

  • Cory Reedy
    Cory Reedy

    Holy crap. What an inspiration and a TRUE American hero. God bless you Crispy!

  • Chanda Abney
    Chanda Abney

    Thank you for your service firstand foremost. Secondly I had a rush and anxiety while listening. Absolutely incredible!!! Love you all!!! YEE YEE TRUMP 4 more years!!!!!

  • Harriet Mullen
    Harriet Mullen

    This was the Best Podcast Ever. First I like to thank Crispy for his Service. God Bless him and his Family. I believe I was meant to listen to this. He mentioned getting hurt which was around my children’s Birthday’s and then he woke up from hi coma on August fourth which is my Birthday. Like you so much for enlightening me. ❤️🎈🦋🙏🏻🇺🇸

  • Dusty Newman
    Dusty Newman

    Who else thinks Crispy should have gotten the MoH?

  • Kevin P
    Kevin P

    One of the best pod cast. What an amazing man.

  • Josh Ortiz
    Josh Ortiz

    I would love to be able to meet and shake Crispy's hand! Everything I have seen about him he is just an awesome person! He is a True hero!!

  • Connor Mott
    Connor Mott

    The likes show how much a of a hero crispy is

  • Orod_3030

    Sees female for the first time in 11 months after severe burns and broken bones.”sooooo what are you doing after this”? Lmao fucking legend.

  • sfree1979

    Crispy is a fucking legend. Such an isprirational guy. Thanks Granger for having him come on and tell his story.

  • Good Ol Boy #76
    Good Ol Boy #76

    Crispy is awesome and a great guy.

  • Jen Lindler
    Jen Lindler

    I truly enjoyed this podcast, learning about Omar and even the Black RifleCoffee co on his shirt! God bless the members of our armed forces from the cooks to the pilots.

  • Hannah Schmitt
    Hannah Schmitt

    Wow his story is truly incredible. He went through so much and still so positive and humble. Thank you for sharing his story and thank you crispy for being willing to share it with us.

  • bargen0w

    Crispy the man! its honestly shocking he isnt a medal of honor recipient

  • Lu Brown
    Lu Brown

    I could barely breath through Crispy’s story. What an inspirational man. Thank you for all you do for our country. Let God continue to use you with that story and may all glory be back to Him. 🙏🏻

  • Rose Cox
    Rose Cox

    God bless you Omar (Crispy) ❤

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  • Kevin Miller
    Kevin Miller

    Granger think you for sharing Sgt. Avila's story. Sgt. Avila's thank you for your service. I thank God that you survived and pray God's strength and courage for you as you continue to server Him.

  • Wayne Sligar
    Wayne Sligar

    I need your truck but i have no money because I'm disabled now to be put on disability you have to go two years without any income then another year to go to court then it takes a few more months to find out if you get it so it's going to take me a few years to get caught up let me have a chance

  • CountryThings

    Would love to see an interview with @CarryTrainer ... I've heard that he has an inspiring story on why he trains people to carry a firearm

  • Wayne Sligar
    Wayne Sligar

    Thank you I've been struggling i have been in extreme pain from my lower back for 16 years and i have been having very bad thoughts for a little bit but now listening to his story i see I'm a pussy and i need to stop being a low life and God has a purpose for me

  • Ken Seymour
    Ken Seymour

    What an amazing story.

  • Daniel Butcher
    Daniel Butcher

    Crispy is a hero to so many of us, but he's still giving credit to everyone else. He's the opposite of Gene Vandenham.

  • Tanesha Jenkins
    Tanesha Jenkins

    Another good one!!!!!