In honor of Veterans Day, this week Rhode Island Public Radio is sharing stories from veterans in their own voices.
Today we hear from David Soby, a 53-year-old, who served in the U-S Coast Guard. Soby helped in the recovery operation for Egyptian Air Flight 990, which crashed off the coast of New England, killing 217 people.
Soby begins by explaining why he joined the Coast Guard.
David Soby and his wife Cindy live on Cape Cod,. They have two grown children, Joshua and Karissa. Today, Soby works for the Veterans Benefits Administration Office in Providence, where he helps Veterans access their benefits. He spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio's Emily Wooldridge, who produced this segment.
You can find more veterans’ stories from our series “RI Veterans’ Voices” here.
Many thanks to the Providence VA and Winfield Danielson, III for helping us connect with the veterans in this series.