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May 28, 2024: ‘After Action,’ a veteran fights a different battle; Reexamining the path of an 18th century explorer

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50min 13sec
Courtesy Elba Barr
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Elba Barr of Colorado Springs is featured in the PBS series “After Action,” a look at life for service members when they leave the military.

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She fought terrorists around the world as an analyst for the Army. But after being exposed to hazardous chemicals during her service, Elba Barr is now engaged in a different battle: to get health care and benefits from the U.S. government for herself and other veterans. Then, retracing the final journey of 18th century Captain James Cook while reexamining exploration and colonization. Plus, an excerpt from Colorado Mesa University's commencement.