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JIM GASSAWAY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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168.7K
“I thought, I want to work with men like this.”
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DOTTIE GUY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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9.2K
“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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ROBERT HAMREN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“The military helped me wise up and be an adult. I learned to spread my wings.”
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KENNETH GRIMES
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.3K
“The intelligence officer knocked on my door and said, ‘I just thought you’d want to know, we started bombing Iraq! But you can’t tell anyone.’ ”
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THOMAS HOUDEK
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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9.2K
“I would never want to be a prisoner of war again. It was an awful experience.”
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MICHAEL CONNOR HUMPREYS
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“I was almost killed so many times—it feels like I’m living on borrowed time now.”
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JOHN MEIER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.7K
“You pray for peace but you prepare for war diligently.”
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JOE JACKSON
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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171.5K
“No one wants [to be] or ever plans on being homeless.”
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JERRY LINENGER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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186.1K
“What I learned was to step back from life’s problems, and if I don’t see the solution I try to step back even further.”
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JOANN PUFFER KOTCHER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.7K
“Six pairs of eyes were watching. The people attached to them were waiting for my decision.”
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JACK MASEY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.2K
“By doing what we did, we undoubtedly saved American lives.”
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STEVE MCALPIN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.0K
“I was the first person to teach formal English in Afghanistan in 23 years. Nobody taught it. That was against the rules.”
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JEANETTE MCMAHON
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.1K
“Through his eyes and heart, he gave me and others the strength and the courage of understanding what honor and sacrifice really are.”
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CRAIG MORGAN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.0K
“I thought you should know we had some troops that were fans of yours who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on a side of that mountain over there.”
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RORY READY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“Listening to the Taliban’s chatter on the radio, we realized they wanted to give up. But they couldn’t as they had forgotten where all the IEDs were.”
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GEORGE MITCHELL
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.4K
“I was always conscious of my own fallibility in deciding the fate of others.”
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CARLOS NORRIS
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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9.2K
“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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SCOTT ROBERTSON
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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9.2K
“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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MICALA HICKS SILER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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7.9K
“One little boy, Abed, especially captured my heart.”
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PAUL STANLEY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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8.0K
“Sir, please don’t do that. Let me have him back for three weeks.”