Peter Godfrin and This I Believe

essayist Peter GodfrinEach week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this time, for Veteran’s Day weekend, by Major Peter Godfrin. He wears a bracelet bearing the name of a young sergeant he served with who was killed by a landmine in Iraq in 2004. Godfrin says he never wants to forget the sacrifice that soldier and others like him have made in defense of their country. Godfrin has served in the U.S. Army for 14 years, including tours of duty in Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently completed a Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science at the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies. Major Godfrin is currently serving as a planner in the International Security Assistance Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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