Honorably Discharged…Into a Recession

November 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

In this installment of Maryland Morning‘s 2009 series “The War at Home,” we meet Retired Spc. Lawrence Towles, a 23-year-old Iraq veteran from the Eastern Shore. Spc. Towles received an honorable discharge from the Army in August 2008–just as the economy was collapsing. Listen to his story of restarting civilian life in the midst of a recession.


Entry filed under: Features and profiles, News and investigative, Public radio.

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