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The Wounded Platoon

(DVD - 2010 )
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"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.
Statement of Responsibility: 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 ; A Frontline co-production with Mongoose Pictures in association with the BBC
Title: The wounded platoon
[videorecording]
Publisher: [S.l.] : PBS Video, c2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sold by: PBS Video
Notes: Originally produced for public television broadcast on May 18, 2010
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
Other Language: Closed-captioned; audio described
Subject Headings: Combat Psychological aspects Fort Carson (Colo.) Soldiers Job stress United States Psychology, Military
Genre/Form: Television programs for people with visual disabilities
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
Topical Term: Combat
Soldiers
Psychology, Military
Publisher No: FRL62812
ISBN: 9781608832248
Branch Call Number: DVD 355.0019 W
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