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American Veteran: The Return (S1EP3 PBS Tues 9 Nov 2021)

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The Return: Hollywood war stories seem to end with the hero’s return. In reality, the road back to civilian life is less certain.  For some, there were ticker-tape parades; for others, protests, anger, and silence. Some veterans recall the confidence they brought home, while others remember thinking, "What am I going to do now?"  Hosted by actor Wes Studi, Vietnam War veteran (Army) and Native American (Cherokee) activist. 

Airdate: Tues 9 Nov 2021 at 21:00 on PBS

Season 1 Episode 3

American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an unfamiliar culture.