“She died on an incident that I sent her on.”

Max Voelz met his future wife, Kimberly, on Valentine’s Day, while they were training to work in Explosive Ordnance Disposal — the Army’s elite bomb squad.

Both Max and Kim were sent to Iraq in 2003. One night, Max called in the location of an explosive and Kim was sent to disarm it. She did not survive the mission.

Max sat down for StoryCorps to remember her.

Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Gaspar Caro
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