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GRETHE CAMMERMEYER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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33.6K
“The process of a personal journey of self-discovery was difficult and painful, but necessary to find the real me.”
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J. HOWARD SHANNON
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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33.5K
“I served all those years and never went to war. When the call came, I was like, Yeah . . . Okay, I’m ready to go.”
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PAUL GALANTI
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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33.5K
“You can decide who you want to be and how you’re going to feel. If you act enthusiastic, you will feel enthusiastic.”
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MITCHELL ROWLEY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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33.5K
“I will always remember how fortunate I was to receive a second chance at life and a career.”
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FRED THACHER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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33.4K
“Fred, you’ve gotta get fluids or you’re going to die!”
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JILL MORGENTHALER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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33.2K
“I wanted to meet Hussein—I wanted to see for myself what kind of person could possibly commit the crimes he was being accused of.”
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JIM DOWNING
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“We lost 107 naval officers and men. Seventy were belowdecks, trapped or killed from the explosion.”
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CHRIS MCKOWN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.0K
“It still haunts me, how close I came to being tossed into the sea.”
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JACK PORT
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“We were just doing a job we didn’t want to do but that had to be done.”
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PAUL DURAN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“You don’t know it at the time, but you’re the only one that’s different.”
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FRED LASH
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“We’d lost our neutrality and our peacekeeping role that we’d had before.”
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SCOTT ROBERTSON
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“I’m thinking of growing my hair and a beard when I leave the Army. Maybe not as long as the others . . .”
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DOTTIE GUY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“Even if you’ve gone through something terrible, you don’t have to define your life by it. It’s what comes after.”
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THOMAS HOUDEK
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“I would never want to be a prisoner of war again. It was an awful experience.”
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MARISSA STROCK
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“I want to live, enjoy life, and do whatever is necessary.”
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MATTHEW VANGIESEN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“We think things happen by accident. We think things are random.”
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CARLOS NORRIS
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“What that night did for me was help crack that egg of insecurity I had carried around all those years. I kept forcing myself to continue speaking until that egg was cracked completely open."
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HARRY FERRIER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.8K
“In our six-airplane group, we were the only ones left.”
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JAMES VANDENBERG
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“By now, I was getting this reputation as this engineer that works for the special forces in these dire environments.”
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J. HOLLEY WATTS
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.7K
“I held out my Vietnam unit-insignia-laden hat saying, ‘I missed you in Da Nang 20 years ago.’ ”