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Hands that Remember the Rifle

"Yes of course I'm alive, but as years have gone by I've become aware of the fact that I'm not in one piece -- that a part of me was left behind in that desert..."

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Hands that Remember the Rifle" from PKN Albany, Georgia Vol. 2, former-U.S. Marine James Gillham recounts the devastating experiences he had serving in the Iraq War. He discusses the collateral damage of war, his battalion's first death, and the post-traumatic stress that affects each and every soldier upon their return home.