“Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion...”

Lance Corporal Travis Williams is a veteran of the Iraq war.

On August 3, 2005, Williams’ squad had been sent on a rescue mission in Barwana. He was the only member of his 12-man squad to survive.

At StoryCorps, Williams remembered what happened that day.

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Recorded in Missoula, Montana
Music Info: "I Want to See You Fly" by Christopher Bowen from the Album $9.99 Soundtrack
Produced by Yasmina Guerda
Facilitated by Jorge Rojas
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