Remembering 1st Lt. Brian Slavenas
Morning Edition, November 4, 2003 · 1st Lt. Brian Slavenas died in Sunday's helicopter attack in Iraq. The 30-year-old Army National Guardsman was from a small town in Illinois and recently graduated from the University of Illinois. Susan Stephens of member station WNIJ has a profile.
Photo: The New Yorker
"While listening to a story on NPR's "Morning Edition" about a National Guardsman who'd been killed in Iraq, I found myself in tears. ... I was astonished that my response to a story about a young man I'd never heard of ... was to weep."