Marine Tells the Heartbreaking Story of Losing His Whole Squad, Pays a Beautiful Tribute

In this heartbreaking animated short by StoryCorps, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams retells the true story of his 2005 rescue mission in Iraq, where his entire 12-person team perished, except for him.

See how their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and how he survived. The most profound part of this video is how he remembers all the aftermath of the explosion and how he decided to pay tribute to his fallen Marines and how he plans to keep his legacy alive.

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