Family Of Fallen Marine Responds To Afghan Withdrawal

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PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — John Gilkey lost his son, Marine Staff Sgt. Justin E. Schmalstieg, when he was killed in action while trying to disarm an IED in Afghanistan.

Gilkey joins KDKA AM’s Larry and John to talk about President Obama’s Afghanistan troop withdrawal- does he feel his son’s sacrifice was worth it?

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