Operation Homecoming

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War and the writing of war is a deep marriage in America. The books are familiar and seminal: Hemingway's "Farewell to Arms," Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead," Joseph Heller's "Catch 22," Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" and the books of Tim O'Brien.

Now, a new generation of Americans soldiers is writing about its war: Iraq. And how they wrote, why they wrote and what they churned is the subject of a new PBS documentary called "Operation Homecoming."

This hour On Point: The written word at wartime.


Richard Robbins, Director, Producer and Writer for Operation Homecoming

Colby Buzzell, Army Specialist in a Stryker Brigade Combat Team, stationed in Mosul, 2003

Ed Hrivnak, Flight Nurse in Air Force Reserve, Iraq in 2003

Jack Lewis, Army Reservist, — in Iraq in 2005.

This program aired on April 16, 2007.


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