The Private Life of Bradley Manning


Here are excerpts of FRONTLINE's exclusive interview with Bradley Manning's father. He talks about his son's upbringing in small-town Oklahoma, Bradley's love of computers and how he saw a change in his son when Bradley returned from living in Wales with his mother during his high school years. He also describes an explosive March 2006 altercation that resulted in police being called to the family's home.

Davis and Bradley Manning were close friends when they were growing up together in Crescent, Okla. They reconnected after Bradley returned from attending high school in the U.K. Here, Davis talks about how Bradley loved to "play Army" as a kid, Bradley's relationship with his father and when Bradley came out of the closet to him as a young teenager.

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Posted March 29, 2011

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