POV: Almost Sunrise

About This Episode

"A wound to the soul inflicted by violating one's own ethical code."

Veteran suicides reached epidemic proportions in recent years, with many deaths blamed on "moral injury" -- the result of transgressing deeply held beliefs during wartime. "Moral injury" is an evolving diagnosis without a fixed treatment plan. Veterans must often find their own way.

Iraq veterans Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, haunted by combat experiences, decided to distance themselves from their demons by taking a 2,700 mile walk from Milwaukee to Santa Barbara, seeking redemption, acceptance and a way to close the deep moral chasm opened by war. That trek is the centerpiece of Almost Sunrise.