Military Voices: "Connecting with people when I came back was just hard"

Nov 12, 2013

Shawn Lee
Shawn Lee
Credit StoryCorps

Shawn Lee is a former Army infantryman who lives in Columbia. He served in both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lee and his friend and fellow veteran Daniel Hartman, came to StoryCorps to talk about why Lee enlisted, and the challenges he faced coming home.

This story was edited by Casey Morell for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.

More than a dozen military members and their family and friends came to the KBIA studios in September to take part in StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, in partnership with the MU Extension Community Arts Project. For the next week and a half, we’ll be sharing their stories during Morning Edition each weekday at 6:35am, and on kbia.org.