The Wounded Platoon

Press Reaction

Mike Hale, The New York Times

"'The Wounded Platoon' pictures a combination of circumstances hitting American soldiers: increasingly unstable recruits, the terror of urban guerrilla warfare, a military without enough funds, a reliance on medications that may feed post-combat drug and alcohol addictions."

Jonathan Witherspoon, Parade Magazine

“There’s so much damning evidence … of shameful recruiting practices, multiple deployments and abysmal medical and mental care of our soldiers. … Congratulations to Frontline for shining a light on this.”

Roger Catlin, Hartford Courant

"There seems a number of documentaries this week looking at the military from different angles. The most compelling is 'The Wounded Platoon,' the season finale on 'Frontline' in which the fallout of the current war is seen through the microcosm of the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th Infantry out of Fort Carson, Colo., where post traumatic stress disorder, mixed with drugs, weapons, depression have resulted in suicides, killings and crime."

Joanne Ostrow, The Denver Post

"'Frontline' looks at 'the invisible scars of war' and documents the instances of violence and memories haunting the platoon since its return."