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American Veteran: Keep it Close delves into the Veteran experience by exploring the significance of objects that veterans carried with them or brought back home from their service. Hosted by Shain Brenden, a former medic in the US Navy who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Marines, the series asks what these objects meant, and why they still matter today.

American Veteran: Keep It Close

S2021E09 · This Marine Keeps Ticking Against All Odds – Like His Watch

Marine veteran Saul Monroy was deployed in Afghanistan when he was severely injured in a... More

Marine veteran Saul Monroy was deployed in Afghanistan when he was severely injured in a truck explosion. His watch was found in the debris, still ticking. After dozens of surgeries and a lengthy recovery, Saul’s leg was amputated. He is now a member of the USA Patriots softball team, which is made up of amputee players, and he keeps moving forward, just like his watch.

12-28-202100:05:54
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