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Veterans: How did your service affect your reaction to the Boston bombings?

Filed by KOSU News in Public Insight Network.
April 30, 2013

Police searching door-to-door in Watertown, Mass.

Members of a police SWAT team comb through a neighborhood in Watertown, Mass. on April 19, 2013, as they search for 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. After a car chase and shoot out with police earlier in the day, the other suspect in the bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police. (Photo by Spencer Platt | Getty Images)

Explosions in the streets. House-to-house searches. Snipers placed on rooftops. For those who’ve seen combat overseas, these things may be familiar, but seeing them out their own window back home is not.

The bombings at the Boston Marathon and the extensive manhunt that followed temporarily transformed the city of Boston into what some in the media called “a war zone.”

Now, we’re reaching out to those who’ve actually served in a war zone to hear your reaction.¬†How did your past experiences affect the way you reacted to what your saw on the news? Were you called on to participate in any way?

Share your story: How did your service affect your reaction to the Boston bombings?


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