American Veteran: Keep It Close

How A Toy Car Helps This Veteran Persevere

12/14/2021 | 5m 49s

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Patricia Harris was in the Army for more than two decades. When stationed in Germany she experienced sexual harassment on active duty and domestic violence at home. The one place she found solace was in her red VW beetle. When she later deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm, she carried a replica of the car with her. Today the toy serves as a constant reminder of hope and freedom.

Aired: 12/14/21 | Rating: NR

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