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Title The wounded platoon [videorecording] / written and directed by Dan Edge ; produced by Dan Edge and Christopher Buchanan ; reported by Christopher Buchanan, Dan Edge, L. Christopher Smith ; edited by Alex Archer.

Imprint [Boston, Mass.?] : PBS Video, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  355.002 W915 2010    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced for public television broadcast on May 18, 2010.
A FRONTLINE Co-Production with Mongoose Pictures in association with the BBC
Contents 1. Third Platoon's first year in Iraq -- 2. Fort Carson confronts a crisis -- 3. Third Platoon's second Iraq tour -- 4. "In Iraq, you've got to be numb" -- 5. Kenny Eastridge -- 6. Coming home -- 7. A reunion.
Summary "On November 30, 2007, 24-year-old Kevin Shields went out drinking with three Army buddies from Fort Carson, Colo., a base on the outskirts of Colorado Springs. A few hours later, he was dead -- shot twice in the head at close range and left by the side of the road by his fellow soldiers. Shields' murder punctuated a string of violent attacks committed by the three, who are now serving time in prison for this and other crimes, and it contributed to a startling statistic: Since the Iraq war began, a total of 17 soldiers from Fort Carson have been charged with or convicted of murder, manslaughter or attempted murder committed at home in the United States, and 36 have committed suicide. In The Wounded Platoon, Frontline investigates a single Fort Carson platoon of infantrymen -- the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry -- and finds, after a long journey, a group of young men changed by war and battling a range of psychiatric disorders that many blame for their violent and self-destructive behavior. Since returning from Iraq, three members of the 3rd Platoon have been convicted on murder or attempted murder charges; one has been jailed for drunk driving and another for assaulting his wife; and one has attempted suicide."-- Frontline website.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen; stereo.
Language Closed-captioned; audio described.
Credits Edited by Alex Archer ; narrator, Will Lyman ; music, Dan Edge, Henry Scowcroft.
Performer Reported by Christopher Buchanan, Dan Edge, L. Christopher Smith.
Subject Combat Disorders -- psychology -- Colorado.
Iraq War, 2003 - -- Colorado.
Military Personnel -- psychology -- Colorado.
Suicide -- psychology -- Colorado.
Violence -- psychology -- Colorado.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Television programs for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Subject Psychology, Military.
Soldiers -- Job stress -- United States.
Fort Carson (Colo.)
Combat -- Psychological aspects.
Added Author Edge, Dan.
Buchanan, Christopher.
Smith, L. Christopher.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Video.
Added Title Frontline, the wounded platoon
Frontline (Television program)
ISBN 9781608832248
Standard No. 841887012270
Music No. FRL62812 PBS Home Video
Standard No. NLM 101538027

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