A special edition of the program, dedicated to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll hear their stories about the challenges of coming home from war. Also, we’ll try to separate fact from fiction when it comes to vets and post-traumatic stress. Plus, the story of an Iraqi translator and his family, resettled now in Lowell, MA.
Alex Hohl came back to his family home in Framingham last Saturday from his second tour in Afghanistan with the Marines. His mother Patricia Hohl shares her happiness, but also concern about what comes next.
Three veterans from Vermont to Florida to California share their stories as part of our special veterans coverage.
Many Iraqis worked side by side with American soldiers during the war in Iraq. Now they face threats of retaliation by Iraqis who see the translators as traitors working for the US.
James Davey did two tours in Iraq as an army medic and in order to keep sane, he said, he told himself that every day would be his last.
One of the most misunderstood aspects of homecoming is post-traumatic stress disorder. Anchor Marco Werman asks David Stone to separate fact from fiction and a former Marine shares his story of attempted suicide.
Jason Moon is an Iraq vet and folk singer. He recorded his album “Trying to Find My Way Home” as a way to understand his battle with PTSD.