'Guilt' led father to make trip to Iraq

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Robert Stokely and Robin Meade of Headline News talk about Stokely's trip to Iraq following a screening of the Headline News documentary about the trip, "108 Hours: A Father's Journey to Iraq." The documentary premieres today at 8 p.m.

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
sarah@newnan.com
“People asked me — what made you want to do this?” Robert Stokely said of his trip to visit the place where his son, Sgt. Mike Stokely, died by the side of a road in Iraq.
“In the earliest moments of learning of Mike’s death, I felt extreme guilt that I wasn’t there to protect him,” Stokely said. Eventually, “I was able to convince myself that wasn’t something I could’ve done, nor was it something I would have been allowed to do, nor was it something I would have been capable of."
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