"He never really spoke too much; but his love for my grandmother was amazing."

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"I was in a pretty dark spot at the time."

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"I used to say when I put my uniform on, I was in my superwoman suit."

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"Tell me about the day Brian died."

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"My American soldier became my Iraqi brother."

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"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."

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"I just remember him walking off into the darkness, and the darkness engulfing him. "

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"It was like driving an automobile at a hundred miles an hour and running into a stone wall."

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"I don't know how many I sent home..."

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"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."

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"I didn't even recognize myself."

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"My brothers were like my soul mates..."

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"Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion..."

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"When you have a 19- or 20-year-old who wants to die, that is totally heartbreaking."

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"The disconnect is huge."

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"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."

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"I wanted to kneel where Mike fell..."

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"I remember hearing the phone ring early in the morning..."

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"The last 22 years would have been hell without you."

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"At three years of age, you just started playing..."

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"How did it make you feel to leave us for your deployment?"

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

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"He was trying extremely hard to get back on track."

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"She said, 'Stacy, I've gotta go,' and she hung up on me."

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"It was hard not to be mom."

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"He chose to volunteer and go back for a second tour."

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"We were about as close as people that don't speak the same language can be."

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"All I saw were soldiers with rifles, and machine-gun fire coming at me."

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"This medal was very precious to my parents."

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"They asked me to blow 'Taps' for all who died in the war."

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"Do you remember your first day being a teacher?"

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"I've never seen you turn anybody away."

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"What happened on that day is tattooed on your soul."

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"My first question was, 'Do you have the right guy?'"

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"If there is a hell on earth, it's got to be that."

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"She died on an incident that I sent her on."

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"Some guys couldn't handle it."

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"It changed me forever."

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"A Staff Sergeant went through my cell phone and saw some of the text messages that I had to my boyfriend."

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"He had long eyelashes that any woman would die for."

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"In 1966 I enlisted in the army for service in Vietnam. At that same time, Don was battling his diabetes."

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"I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again."

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"It was one of those miracles at The Wall."

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"She still thought I was in Iraq."

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"We went down there in a Pullman..."

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"We nicknamed him The Tiger because he was so mean..."

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"One of the soldiers was crying..."

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"When all the parents leave, it goes crazy..."

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"The day that we put him on the plane was one of the saddest days of my life."

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"We were always looking up to Travis..."

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"In 1944 my brother, Joe, was in the service..."

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"What was the biggest change about you from Vietnam?"

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"What was it like being a chaplain at war in Vietnam?"

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"We went on a honeymoon, and then I was gone to Afghanistan."

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"I still see him in my dreams."

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"I'm sure for the rest of his life he's had nightmares and he's had a tortured, tortured soul."

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