To commemorate Veterans Day, here’s a story shared by veteran Travis Williams and recorded by StoryCorps called ‘1st Squad, 3rd Platoon.’ It’s animated by Tim Rauch.
In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis’ entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind. From the Story Corps Website.
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