About This Collection
Served and coming home. Today's veterans are returning from war and transitioning to civilian life, which can be a challenge that is more overwhelming that what was experienced on the front lines. From May 16th to 30th, 2014, WORLD Channel explores the contributions of veterans in war and the missions they are searching for back in society from rebuilding relationships to education to employment to veteran support in the areas of compensation and health care. With the growing number of issues, what are the solutions for these new veterans?
Episodes In This Collection
Long Road Home
When Tony returned from his tour of duty in Iraq, he struggled with nightmares, flashbacks and alcohol. Once he was treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, healing began and his life changed. Long Road Home tells Tony's story and the stories of other veterans, and the successful therapies and promising research into PTSD.
Coming Back with Wes Moore: Coming Back
Wes Moore’s journey begins with Bonnie Collins, mother of Brian Collins, one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer. After getting married and beginning a new career, Brian abruptly took his own life. The questions surrounding this tragedy initiate Wes’ desire to learn more about why some can get on with their lives, while some cannot.
A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD
A Matter of Duty tells the stories of Maine soldiers who were deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Gulf War and the Vietnam War, only to return home to face a new, relentless enemy: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A condition that is not well understood in Maine, PTSD will have lasting implications for the entire state.
Coming Back with Wes Moore: Fitting In
Explore the notion of identity, how it’s altered during deployment and altered again on return home. Wes Moore explores the experience of coming back fundamentally changed by the experience of war, and the difficulty of fitting back in. Can you create a new life in your old world?
Reserved to Fight
In May 2003, Fox Company of Marine Reserve Unit 2/23 returned home from front-line combat in Iraq. Reserved to Fight follows four Marines of Fox Company through the post-war minefield of social and psychological reintegration into civilian life, which proves to be as formidable a battle as the firefights they thought they had left behind.
War Zone/Comfort Zone
The largely unknown yet groundbreaking story of military and civilian women banding together to open a home for homeless women veterans. War Zone/Comfort Zone is the portrait of two women and their journey to build this supportive environment for women who have returned home from war and are trying to regain a life of normalcy.
Coming Back with Wes Moore: Moving Forward
The final episode of Coming Back with Wes Moore explores the drive veterans often have of finding a new mission, to contribute, to be part of something bigger than themselves.