Two years ago in August, residents of the small town of Brook Park, Ohio, received news that 20 Marines based in the area were killed in Iraq. In a special broadcast from Cleveland, Ohio, we mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq and talk about its effects on cities, towns, companies and families.
Paul Montgomery, father of one the Ohio servicemen killed in Iraq
Rick Turner, Marine Lance Cpl. from the 3rd Battlion, 25th Marine Regiment in Brook Park, Ohio; survived suicide bomber attack on August 1, 2005 in Iraq, the same day six members of his unit were killed near Haditha, Iraq
Ryan Fioritto, president of a security services company where more than 50 employees have been called to active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002
Saleem Amer, NPR Iraqi staff member in Baghdad