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Myles Bork Story

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This is veteran Myles Bork's story written by Lori Ligocki, student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.

Major: Undecided, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Military Rank: Specialist E-4, 5th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army
Tours: August 2007- November 2008, Taji, Iraq; May 2010-April 2011, Afghanistan

Safe at Home

by Lori Ligocki
Student Reporter

Beep. Beep. Beep. The sound of a garbage truck echoed through Myles Bork’s ears as he slept in the upstairs bedroom of his father’s Appleton, Wis., home.

BANG! The sound ruptured through Bork’s head, jolting him out of bed, blood pumping, breath thrusting in his chest as he scrambled for his gun. He jerked the dresser drawers open, ransacked the closet and cursed loudly. No gun.

I couldn't find it. My dad was downstairs. He was building a fire. He came running upstairs like somebody died. I'm sitting there screaming, 'Where the F is my weapon?' I thought I was still over there. I thought there was something going on, and all of sudden it just clicked, and I was like, 'Oh, I'm home.'

To read the entire story, please download this PDF.  


In this audio podcast, Myles Bork discusses positive and negative experiences of being in the military.


In this audio podcast, Bork shares one of his toughest experiences while serving in the military.

In this audio podcast, Bork talks about being in an IED explosion. 

Podcasts produced by student reporter Lori Ligocki. 

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