When people go to war, it marks them, and not only them, but family as well. Dave Alvin is a singer-songwriter. He heard the story of his great-great uncle who was in Andersonville prison on the grounds of Fort Sumter, and that story became a song.
Lt. Col. Mark Weber spoke candidly with Dick Gordon in December, 2012 about sharing life lessons with his sons and facing death-head on after his cancer diagnosis. Lt. Col. Weber passed away Thursday June 13, 2013.
By the time Palestinian Bassam Aramin was 17, he was in jail for planning an attack on Israeli soldiers. At the same time, Yonatan Shapira was an elite pilot in the Israeli Air Force. But somehow each man came to understand the view of the other and they began meeting secretly to find a better way. Also on the show: an inadvertant Freedom Rider.
Master Sergeant David Brunstad is a veteran of the Iraq war and a current member of the Air Force National Guard. Recently, he invited family members to the base to witness his promotion ceremony. With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, David was able to bring his husband, Darin, for the first time in his 17 years of military service.