Marine Corporal Jeff Lucey was 23 when he was deployed to Iraq at the start of the war. Together with his unit, he drove truck convoys for three months at the beginning of the invasion.
He returned home safely. At first he appeared to be well, but like many veterans Jeff struggled with the invisible wounds of war.
Jeff’s parents, Kevin (left) and Joyce (right), came to StoryCorps in Wellesley, Massachusetts to remember the day their son got deployed.
Originally aired September 13, 2014, on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.