© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Two Mothers Remember Sons Lost in Iraq

The death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq has now reached 2,000. For two women, that sacrifice is painfully immediate.

Gena Courtney's son, Marine Sgt. Kelley Courtney of Georgia, was killed in Iraq Oct. 30, 2004, when a suicide bomber struck a U.S. convoy outside of Fallujah. That same attack killed Marine Lance Cpl. John Byrd II of West Virginia.

Byrd's mother, Nan, and Gena Courtney describe to Steve Inskeep the experience of their families' losses.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.