SOPTV Stories of Service

My Story of Service, Episode 8

Season 1 Episode 8 | 27m 40s

Steven Buckalew of Klamath Falls shares stories from his time serving in the Marines in Iraq. He describes the physical and mental challenges of becoming a Marine, surviving an IED explosion, being “a bullet sponge” for the engineers who were trying to re-build the country, and his struggles with a traumatic head injury.

Aired: 07/27/15

Rating: NR

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My Story of Service

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My Story of Service

Each half-hour program features local veterans from World War II through Iraq and Afghanistan. Coming from a variety of wars, branches of the service, and experiences, they relate a few humorous stories. And the veterans recount the memories and sometimes demons that haunt them.

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