The Joys and Sorrows of Coming Home

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America's combat role in Iraq has ended, and tens of thousands of returning troops are repopulating military bases and nearby towns all over the country. But history shows that many joyous welcomes are bound to go sour with marital problems, crime and suicide likely to increase in the months to come. Are the military services and the Veterans' Administration ready to help so many people recover from wounds and shake off the mental burdens of combat? Will civilians recognize their sacrifice?  Will ongoing controversy over the war itself tarnish the rewards of coming home?

Credits

Guests:
James Dao - New York Times, Charles Engel - Director, Deployment Health Clinical Center, Willy Berry - Veteran, US Army Reserves, John Schluep - Founder, Warriors Journey Home Ministry, Thomas Childers - Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman