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“I didn’t even recognize myself.” – StoryCorps’ Story of the Week

In June 2008, Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck hit a roadside bomb.

Anthony suffered third-degree burns over most of his body. His right arm and the fingers on his left hand had to be amputated.

Anthony was 22 at the time, and newlywed to Jessica who was just 21.

When the couple sat down for StoryCorps, Anthony remembered the moments just after the explosion.

Listen to their story here. Then check in at our Facebook page to offer your own comments and stories.

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