Interview: "Coming Back With Wes Moore" Explores the Struggles of Returning Combat Veterans


In this scene from "Coming Back With Wes Moore" veteran Bobby Henline talks with his wife, Connie, and his two daughters. Bobby's relationship with his family has been strained due to complications with his PTSD. Photo courtesy of Mark Sobhani.


The transition from soldier to civilian can be difficult and lonely. Friends and family members often just don't know how to help returning soldiers. But Army veteran and author Wes Moore wants to change that.

He's the executive producer and host of "Coming Back With Wes Moore," a new documentary series on PBS. The show follows combat veterans on their rocky journeys back into society. Moore hopes the program will encourage broader awareness of the issues veterans face.

Moore spoke with WBHM's Rachel Osier Lindley about the three-part series, his experience returning from combat and the tragic event that inspired the series. Part two, "Fitting In," airs May 20 at 7 p.m. on Alabama Public Television. Selections from the program provided courtesy of Powderhouse.



~ Rachel Osier Lindley, May 20, 2014