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Michael Abbatello Interview

  • Aired: 05/27/2010
  • 06:52
  • Rating: NR
"It's like you don't really know your spirit until it's been damaged. We don't really have a consciousness of our own spirit until it's wounded, and then it needs help," says Michael Abbatello, who served in Afghanistan as a rifleman in a Marine Corps infantry line unit.
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Michael Abbatello talks about his struggle to return to a normal civilian life after war.
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