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Stories of Service: Gary Shafer and Michaela Shafer

Diego González

Each Thursday this November, South Carolina Public Radio presents Stories of Service highlighting conversations between veterans, active service members, and their loved ones from across the state.

In this edition, Michaela Shafer speaks with her husband Gary about his career in the U.S. Air Force, what it was like serving during Hurricane Katrina, and what he would like his children to know about his time in the military.

These interviews are recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. These interviews are fully funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American public.

Note: These segments are edited for length and clarity.