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Someone You Should Know: 1LT Travis Manion

Someone You Should Know: 1LT Travis Manion

Bruce McQuain from QandO joined us once again for Someone You Should Know, our weekly tribute to the troops. Bruce is a veteran of the Vietnam war and spent 28 years in the U.S. Army. He brings a perspective and understanding to these stories that we could never match.

This week Bruce told us of a story he learned through blogger Bill Ardolino at INDC Journal. This is the story of 1LT Travis Manion,

"A Naval Academy graduate and former nationally-ranked wrestler, he served with a Military Transition Team advising an Iraqi Army battalion and went on the raid I wrote about here. He was a friendly guy, and prior to the operation, I had a conversation with him about the war, wrestling and Annapolis. I can’t say I knew him well, but I did find it amazing at the time that we have guys like him, with such intellect, drive and options, who choose to put themselves in harm’s way and serve their country."

The Someone You Should Know radio collaboration began as an extension of Matt Burden’s

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