Focal Point: Citizen Soldier
Posted April 19, 2006
Updated February 1, 2016
Original Air Date: April 19, 2006
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to the largest call up of National Guardsmen and reservists since World War II. A large portion of them are from North Carolina. For those citizen soldiers, being in the Guard and Reserve no longer means just two weeks a year and one weekend a month of service. Instead, it can mean repeated war-zone deployments that can last a year or more. Focal Point: "Citizen Soldier" looks at the challenge their assignments create for their families and communities back home.
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