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Incoming Podcast: Army Veteran And Author Kayla Williams On War And Marriage After War

Author and Army Veteran Kayla Williams is pictured in this undated photo from...

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Above: Author and Army Veteran Kayla Williams is pictured in this undated photo from her Iraq deployment and in-studio.

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In this episode of Incoming, author and Army veteran Kayla Williams talks with us about serving in Iraq as the most forward-deployed woman of the war at her time. She faced breakdowns in communication and morale both in-country, and then upon returning home in her marriage to a fellow soldier recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

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Aired: April 7, 2020 | Transcript

Army linguist and intelligence specialist Kayla Williams has authored two books that unveil not only her own service, but offer an unapologetic window into her life as the partner to a fellow veteran and survivor of traumatic brain injury.

In the brief flurry of veteran-authored books and memoirs that came from service members deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Williams was often cited as a notable female exception among a slew of male-only authors.

In a new episode of KPBS Explore podcast Incoming, Williams shares her powerful personal story of love and war and advocates for women service members who deserve to be heard.

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