Based on his Pulitzer-Prize-nominated 2009 article “Casualties of War” (Part I is HERE, and Part II is HERE) about the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on a platoon of Fort Carson soldiers after they returned from Iraq, Gazette reporter Dave Philipps’ book Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home was published on November 9. Though the official book signing at Border’s was last week, you can pick up a copy and get it signed tonight at Southside Johnny’s tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.

Philipps was also a consultant to the excellent PBS Frontline documentary “Wounded Platoon” about PTSD among the Third Platoon, Charlie Company at Fort Carson. Warning: this two hour program has a great deal of actual footage of what they went through in Iraq and graphic testimaonials of how it affected them and our community they came home. You can watch Part 1 below and the remaining 6 parts can be seen at the Frontline page HERE

 

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