Story Corps presents 1st Squad 3rd Platoon

StoryCorps animates the story of Lance Corporal Travis Williams, a U.S. Marine who was deployed to Iraq.   On August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis’ entire 12-person team, he alone…

Iraq war: 3rd Brigade

These are the stories of five men. Ten years ago today, they were in Kuwait with the more than 4,000 other members of Fort Benning‘s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, awaiting orders to cross the Iraqi border and launch an invasion. On March 19, 2003, they got them. In the following days, as the 3rd…