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Four Years After Invasion, a View of War from Home

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Four Years After Invasion, a View of War from Home

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Four Years After Invasion, a View of War from Home

Four Years After Invasion, a View of War from Home

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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.

Guests:

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