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4:46 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

From The Military Base To The Marshlands: A Soldier Returns to Iraq

Photo: A Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Carina Roselli flew a Boeing CH-47 Chinook in Iraq.
Credit U.S. Department of Defense

Carina Roselli faced enemy fire in Iraq while flying helicopters to move soldiers and cargo between bases. She never stepped foot in the rest of the country – until this summer when she returned as a civilian environmental worker and found herself having candid and surprising conversations with Iraqis about violence in their country.

Also in this show: In 1948, 28 Mexican citizens being flown by the U.S. to their native country perished in a plane crash in California. Woody Guthrie protested their anonymity, and decades later historian Tim Hernandez set out to find their names.

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