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The wounded platoon / written and directed by Dan Edge ; produced by Dan Edge and Christopher Buchanan ; written & directed by Dan Edge ; a Frontline co-production with Mongoose Pictures in association with the BBC.

Edge, Dan. (Producer, Screenwriter, Director). Buchanan, Christopher. (Producer). Smith, L. Christopher. (Added Author). Archer, Alex. (Added Author). Mongoose Pictures. (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service. (Added Author). WGBH Educational Foundation. (Added Author). PBS Video. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608832248
  • ISBN: 1608832244
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Video, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced for public television broadcast on May 18, 2010.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Alex Archer ; narrator, Will Lyman ; music, Dan Edge, Henry Scowcroft.
Participant or Performer Note:
Reported by Christopher Buchanan, Dan Edge, L. Christopher Smith.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen; stereo.
Language Note:
In English with optional audio description; closed-captioned.
Subject: Combat Disorders > psychology.
Military Personnel > psychology.
Psychology, Military.
Psychology, Military.
Soldiers > Job stress > United States.
Combat > Psychological aspects.
Fort Carson (Colo.)
Genre: 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.

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