BELTON — While she was driving along Interstate 35 on Aug. 26, 2011, Karen Podhorn got the call every military spouse dreads. Her husband had been shot.

If the bullet that passed through her husband’s head had taken a slightly different trajectory, by just a quarter of an inch in either direction, Former Army Sgt. Paul Podhorn said he wouldn’t be alive today.

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