Soldier Stories

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Eight National Guard soldiers who spent nearly a year in Iraq describe their experiences at war.

In these remarkably candid first-person stories, we hear about the day-to-day life of a soldier, the waiting for something to happen, and what it?s like to face life-or-death situations. These eight soldiers from Task Force Saber open up about some of their fears now that their time in Iraq is over?fears of emotions that might rise up, fears of not being able to find people who will understand what they're talking about, and fears of long-term emotional scars. All of the soldiers served in the Vermont National Guard, yet their stories are universal. The stories were recorded during demobilization at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, by Vermont Public Radio.

Part 1: Sebastian Szykier
Part 2: J. J. Bixby
Part 3: Damon Rooney
Part 4: Gabriel Bullard
Part 5: Steve Norcross
Part 6: Jordan Paquette
Part 7: Timothy Tanner
Part 8: David Swan

Total Length: 21:09

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In these remarkably candid first-person stories, we hear about the day-to-day life of a soldier, the waiting for something to happen, and what it?s like to face life-or-death situations. These eight soldiers from Task Force Saber open up about some of their fears now that their time in Iraq is over?fears of emotions that might rise up, fears of not being able to find people who will understand what they're talking about, and fears of long-term emotional scars. All of the soldiers served in the Vermont National Guard, yet their stories are universal. The stories were recorded during demobilization at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, by Vermont Public Radio.

Part 1: Sebastian Szykier
Part 2: J. J. Bixby
Part 3: Damon Rooney
Part 4: Gabriel Bullard
Part 5: Steve Norcross
Part 6: Jordan Paquette... Show full description


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