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Donald Murray Remembers War

Before becoming a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, author, professor and longtime Boston Globe columnist, Donald Murray served as a paratrooper in World War II. Haunted by his combat experience, this prolific writer found it difficult to write about. A few months before his death last December, Murray recorded a conversation for "StoryCorps," public radio's oral history project. There, he spoke about how the horror and sacrifice he witnessed in combat, and how his lifelong attempt to find meaning in the experience, helped him cope with the loss of a daughter and a wife. He was interviewed by his daughter, Hannah Murray Starobin.This excerpt from "StoryCorps Boston" was produced by WBUR's George Hicks.

This program aired on May 28, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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