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Three Stories From Frontline's The Wounded Platoon

by Matt Elliott | Permalink
September 09, 2010

Since the Iraq war began, 17 soldiers from Fort Carson, CO 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 investigated a single Fort Carson platoon of infantrymen — the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry — and found 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.

These videos offer a glimpse at three of the soldiers from The Wounded Platoon:

You can watch Frontline's The Wounded Platoon in its entirety here.

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