Roman Coley Davis & Dan Marek

Recorded April 9, 2018 Archived April 9, 2018 03:25 minutes
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Id: APP482172


Private First Class Roman Coley Davis grew up in a small town in South Georgia. After graduating from high school in 2004, he joined the military.

By the time he was 20 years old, Roman found himself 7000 miles away from home, in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan — one of the most remote outposts in the U.S. war there.

At StoryCorps, he told his friend Dan Marek about his family and his time in Afghanistan.

After the military, Roman enrolled in culinary school. He used his GI Bill to attend Le Cordon Bleu. He’s now a chef, based in Arkansas.

Originally aired April 7, 2018, on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.


  • Dan Marek
  • Roman Coley Davis