Metzdorf’s War

A documentary series for radio in three parts.

Staff Sergeant Daniel Metzdorf was a career soldier with the Army’s storied 82nd Airborne Division when his unit deployed for Iraq in January of 2004. Three weeks after the unit’s arrival Metzdorf lost his leg in an IED blast, bringing his eight-year military career to an apparent sudden end.

Part One:  The Night He Lost His Leg

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Part Two:  The Fight For His Life

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Part Three:  Winning The Fight

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Reported, written, edited and narrated by Kerstin Costa.  Audio segment introductions by Elsa Heidorn.