Coming Home: World War II to Today

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Over the next few months, we’ll be marking the end of U.S. military involvement in Iraq. We call this series of reports and conversations “Coming Home.” The last U.S. troops in Iraq will be back here in time for the holidays. We’re likely to be surrounded by images of these homecomings. But afterwards, there will be challenges for soldiers and their families. It's something the country has seen repeatedly when the troops come home. Nathan Matlock is with the Center for the Study of War Experience at Regis University in Denver. Matlock is interested in the history of homecomings. He speaks with Ryan Warner about what the ends of past wars can tell us about the end of this one.

["Homecoming G.I." by Norman Rockwell]