June 14th, 2014
09:31 AM ET

Violence in Iraq Triggers Painful Memories for Loved Ones

With radical violence emerging in Iraq, many in the U.S. are on edge about America's involvement.

Nearly 4,500 Americans were killed in the Iraq War and for families of those service members, seeing these problems reemerge, reopens many wounds.

"New Day" spoke with Salina Jimenez, whose husband, David Almazan was a combat medic in the Army. He was killed in 2006 by an IED. We also spoke with retired Lt. Col. Joe Repya and discussed the painful but important question– If this violence continues, did Iraq War veterans die in vain?

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