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203: Recordings for Someone

All the stories in this week's show center on personal recordings that one person made for just one other person.
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  • During the Persian Gulf War, John Brasfield was an army scout. He went on dangerous missions, in which he was exposed to enemy fire with little protection. On most missions, he took along a cassette recorder and taped the action for his wife. He did it so that if something did happen to him, she'd at least know what happened, and he might get a chance to say goodbye. And then, on February 27, 1991, he accidentally recorded an incident that haunted him for incident in which Iraqi soldiers may have been unnecessarily killed. John Brasfield