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““They They are s soldiers and they are peacekeepers and I think we forget about that. Th This is their job; they are our protection protection, yet for them to come home and nev never have that acknowledge acknowledged is horrific and adds to the trauma. I saw that happen in my own father.”
The show show, which premieres on Showcase on October 28, focuses on challe challenges facing soldiers
back from Afghanistan.