Millard recalled missions that would last for weeks, with scant opportunities for rest.
"We were constantly being pushed, with very little down time," Millard said Tuesday from his home in Sparta.
Reporter Chris Hubbuch of the Tribune also talked to Millard about the blast the resulted in his appearance on the cover of a national news magazine. He was serving with the 951st Engineer Company with the Wisconsin National Guard, when the truck he was riding in hit a roadside bomb. A photographer from Time came to the scene, and Millard ended up on the cover.
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