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VERNICE ARMOUR
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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182.2K
“If we were to encapsulate my life and my philosophy, I would say it’s ‘the gutsy move.’ ”
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DREW BARTKIEWICZ
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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193.1K
“Letters for me in my toughest times were some of my most prized possessions.”
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ROBERT BLEIER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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174.4K
“The one essence of all of our lives is the creation of hope.”
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GRETHE CAMMERMEYER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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36.0K
“The process of a personal journey of self-discovery was difficult and painful, but necessary to find the real me.”
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NICK DEMIRO
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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172.5K
“After landing, I literally dropped to my knees and kissed the ground. I had never been so scared in my life.”
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JIM DOWNING
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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10.3K
“We lost 107 naval officers and men. Seventy were belowdecks, trapped or killed from the explosion.”
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PAUL DURAN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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10.2K
“You don’t know it at the time, but you’re the only one that’s different.”
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JIM FIORELLI
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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180.8K
“That’s what kind of makes it really exciting. Man is really at the edge of his capabilities in that environment.”
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PAUL GALANTI
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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35.9K
“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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MICHELE JONES
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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177.0K
“It set me on a path of: I can control anything [and] I can do anything. I felt unstoppable.”
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FRED LASH
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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10.2K
“We’d lost our neutrality and our peacekeeping role that we’d had before.”
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BENJAMIN KING
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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178.2K
“You see what I look like right now on this table, Doc. Wouldn’t you be laughing?”
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RICK LANUCCI
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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179.7K
“For us, PTSD stands for post-traumatic spiritual dissonance. We are here to recalibrate the soul.”
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CHRIS MCKOWN
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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10.3K
“It still haunts me, how close I came to being tossed into the sea.”
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JILL MORGENTHALER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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35.5K
“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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CHIQUITA PEÑA
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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179.1K
“I am eternally grateful for their kind generosity.”
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JACK PORT
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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10.1K
“We were just doing a job we didn’t want to do but that had to be done.”
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MITCHELL ROWLEY
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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35.8K
“I will always remember how fortunate I was to receive a second chance at life and a career.”
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J. HOWARD SHANNON
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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35.8K
“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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FRED THACHER
Collection: VETERANS VOICES
Released: March 18, 2016
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35.7K
“Fred, you’ve gotta get fluids or you’re going to die!”