“I wanted to kneel where Mike fell...”

Robert Stokely’s son, Sergeant Michael Stokely, enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard straight out of high school.

He deployed to Iraq in 2005, where he was killed by a roadside bomb.

At StoryCorps, Robert talked about paying tribute to his fallen son.

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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Music Info: "Traveling Made-Up Continents" by Gillicuddy from the album ...Plays Guitar.
Produced by Yasmina Guerda
Facilitated by Stephanie Burton
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