Focal Point: Citizen Soldier

Posted April 19, 2006
Updated February 1

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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  • Think_About_This Jul 16, 2007

    My hat goes off to these soldiers and their families. Because of them and their sacrifices, my family and I sleep well at night. Thank you.