In 2007, Tony Luberto was a first lieutenant and the maintenance platoon leader for his battalion, deployed to a combat outpost in Baghdad, Iraq. Early one morning, he awoke to an intensely bright light and devastating sounds of a Katyusha rocket impacting the building he lived in. He talks about the attack, his soldiers’ response as they worked to save the lives of wounded comrades, and the longer-term impact that morning had on him and his platoon.
Note: This episode was originally released a year ago, in January 2018.
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