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Sebastian Junger Asks Why Would Anyone Miss War?09:43

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Why would anyone miss war? It's a provocative question posed by Sebastian Junger in a recent column in The New York Times.

In that column, he made a case for building a national memorial to honor civilians killed in war, and to help American veterans.

Junger, who grew up in the Boston area, is best known for his book "The Perfect Storm." And he has made a career of writing about people doing dangerous work.

A few years ago, that meant spending a year with a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan. Sebastian Junger's documentary, "Restrepo," tells the story of that deployment.

Named for a young medic killed in combat, the film came out last year, and will be shown Thursday night at the Woods Hole Film festival on Cape Cod.

We asked Junger why would anyone miss war? He told us it's a question many veterans struggle with.


  • Sebastian Junger, filmmaker, "Restrepo"


This segment aired on August 4, 2011.

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