“When you came home, if it's not best day ever, it's top five.”

Lieutenant Mark Radlinski (L) and his brother Lieutenant Luke Radlinski (R) both served in the Navy.

When they came to StoryCorps, they talked about Mark’s deployment to Iraq in 2006 and his homecoming in March 2007. They also remembered how, right before Mark's departure, they had a fight and parted on bad terms.

Luke begins.

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Luke also deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2001, in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Recorded in , District of Columbia
Music Info: "Thinking Of You" by Gillicuddy from the Album "...Plays Guitar"
Produced by Yasmina Guerda
Facilitated by Nina Porzucki
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