A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD
About This Episode
"We have a moral duty to help these people reintegrate because it changes you forever when you pull the trigger and you lose guys. It's our duty as a society to continue to invest in these individuals so they can fully recover." - Sergeant Major (Retired) Randy Liberty
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 (PTSD). The condition is not well understood in Maine and will have lasting implications for the entire state. It is a national epidemic.
The documentary details Kennebec Sheriff Randy Liberty's personal battle with PTSD and several veterans in his charge at the Kennebec County Jail. Liberty's honesty about his own condition and his efforts to help other veterans vividly depicts the continuing impact of war on the men and women who have served our country.