To date, the Iraq War has left more than 25,000 wounded. It's the first war in which 90 percent of the wounded survive their injuries. But it also means there are more veterans with amputations, brain injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder returning home than ever before.
A new HBO documentary looks at these realities of war and profiles 10 soldiers who narrowly missed death. It's an intense and unforgettable portrayal of the aftermath of war. These men and women, back on the homefront, find themselves with a whole new set of challenges.
This hour On Point: we speak with three soldiers about war and living with the aftermath.
Captain Dawn Halfaker, U.S. Army, 293rd Military Police
Cpl. Jon Bartlett, 22, U.S. Army, Infantry Regiment Air Assault, Delta Company;
Jon Alpert, filmmaker and director of HBO's "Alive Day Memories."
This program aired on August 31, 2007.