American Veteran

Series produced by American Homefront Project

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In commemoration of Veteran’s Day, the American Homefront Project collaborated with the PBS documentary series "American Veteran" to profile men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

These profiles were excerpted from the companion podcast, "American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories."

Each has a running time of 4 minutes. They are available both with and without a pre-recorded intro and outro.

Stations may broadcast all five segments or a smaller number of individual profiles.


5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Specialist Shoshana Johnson, veteran of the U.S. Army, Credit: Insignia Films
Shoshana Johnson was the first Black female prisoner of war in American history. The trauma of that experience has stayed with her for years.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPBS, KGOU, RadioStPete Florida, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Army veteran Nick Irving., Credit: Ben Bloodwell
Nick Irving earned a reputation as one of the deadliest Army Rangers in history. But civilian life was far less straightforward.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KGOU, North Country Public Radio, KPBS, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Private First Class Clifton Hicks, veteran of the U.S. Army., Credit: Amanda Lalezarian
After joining the Army in response to the 9/11 attacks, Clifton Hicks found the reality of war was nothing like the movies he’d grown up watching.

Bought by KPBS, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, RadioStPete Florida, KBBI Alaska, KUT and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: 1st Lieutenant Edie Meeks, veteran of the U.S. Army., Credit: Insignia Films
Serving as a nurse in Vietnam, Edie Meeks struggled to balance compassionate care for her patients with the anger she felt about the war.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KGOU, RadioStPete Florida, KBBI Alaska, KUT and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Frank DeVita, veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, holds a picture of himself in uniform when he served in World War II., Credit: Amanda Lalezarian
70 years after he worked a landing craft off the coast of France on D-Day, the memories of World War II still haunt Frank DeVita.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KGOU, RadioStPete Florida, KBBI Alaska, KCNP and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 8