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How Running Helps This Marine Deal with a Haunting Past

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During the 2005 Operation Spear in Iraq, machine gunner Noah Cass and his team were ambushed. The attack left Cass with permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Three years after he returned home, Cass realized he had hit rock bottom, dealing with aggressive behavior, addiction, and depression, and faced the tragic reality that he had lost more friends to suicide than in war. To cope, he started running. In The Last Time I Heard True Silence, a documentary from Pixela Pictura about Cass's journey, he enters a 50-mile wilderness race having completed only one marathon prior.