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The Source: "Coming Back" Brings Viewers Into Homes of Transitioning Soldiers

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

  49 percent of surveyed veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan described re-entering their civilian lives as somewhat or very difficult. From physical and emotional issues to maintaining relationships to getting a civilian job, there are many challenges that face the returning soldier.

A new documentary series on PBS puts this transition at the center, bringing the every-day frustrations and struggles of the returned to the fore. "Coming Back with Wes Moore" tracks several veterans as they make their way from warrior to civilian. 


  • Wes Moore, former combat veteran, author and executive producer of "Coming Back"
  • Bobby Henline, San Antonio native, Iraq War Veteran, Retired Sergeant in the Army
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive