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Staff Sergeant Marshal Pesta

During my time in the Army I've deployed twice to Baghdad, Iraq in efforts to tell the Soldier story.

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Staff Sergeant Marshal Pesta

During my time in the Army I've deployed twice to Baghdad, Iraq in efforts to tell the Soldier story.

Hi, I'm Staff Sergeant Marshal Pesta; I'm a broadcast Specialist in the United States Army. I'm originally from Cleveland, Ohio and I'd like to tell you a little bit about my Army story. I joined the Army in 2003, went to basic training at Fort Jackson and went to broadcast school at Fort Meade, Maryland at the Defense Information School. During my time in the Army I've deployed twice to Baghdad, Iraq in efforts to tell the Soldier story. One of the most important things I've discovered in the Army is the value of people. The stories we get to tell every day about the Soldiers that are Americans Heroes inspire us on a daily basis and hopefully inspire the American people just as much.
It's a tremendous amount of sacrifice that goes on everyday in the Army and I'm really proud to be able to tell that story.
I've had the greatest opportunity to work with experts in our field to learn video, photography and a way to communicate our message back to the American people. They give up their son's and daughters to the Army and it's almost an obligation to let them know how they're doing when they're down range the wonderful things they're accomplishing everyday. It takes a lot of strength to carry on through some of the difficult things that that you experience during the Army. But at the end of the day when you look back at the things you've accomplished and the people that you affect, I think it makes everything worth it.
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