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The Wounded Platoon

Since the Iraq War began, 17 US soldiers based at Fort Carson, Colorado, have been charged or convicted in 14 murders, manslaughters and attempted murders. Many of these crimes involved men who had served in the same battalion in Iraq, and three of them came from a single platoon.

The Wounded Platoon tells the dark tale of the modern-day 'Band of Brothers', and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, combat, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder, and a shocking portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of American soldiers.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 3 Sep 2010 00:20

Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerDan Edge
DirectorDan Edge
Executive ProducerLucy Hetherington

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