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StoryCorps: Finding hope after war

Courtesy of San Francisco StoryCorps
William Lenhart with Vira Trachuk

William Lehnhart joined the military when he was 20 years old, during a time of peace. 

Then the U.S invaded Iraq. Ten years later Lehnhart sat down with his caseworker Vira Trachuk, to discuss the emotional aftermath of his tour.

LEHNHART: I was never really connected to a lot of people to begin with. But after the military, it was just easier not connecting with people. Nobody got in too close.

This story was produced by KALW's Jesse Rhodes and facilitated by StoryCorps San Francisco. If you want to interview a loved one for StoryCorps at the San Francisco Public Library, you can make an online reservation here

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