"I still have the nightmares, never got over the nightmares. And with God as my witness, I read my paper this morning — and right now, I can't tell you what I read. I can't remember.Today on Veterans Day we honor all the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. May we never forget the price they paid to defend our freedom.
But what happened on that day is tattooed on your soul. There's no way I can forget that. I wish to God I could."
Read the entire Story Corps transcript or listen to the broadcast. It's well worth it: