The Wounded Platoon
An 18-month investigation into a string of murders committed by a platoon of US infantrymen in Iraq, and on US soil.
Since the Iraq War began, 17 US soldiers based at Fort Carson, Colorado, have been charged or convicted in 14 murders, manslaughters and attempted murders. Many of these crimes involved men who had served in the same battalion in Iraq, and three of them came from a single platoon.
The Wounded Platoon tells the dark tale of the modern-day 'Band of Brothers', and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, combat, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder, and a shocking portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of American soldiers.
Winner Peabody Award 2010
Winner RTS Journalism Award 2010
Nominated for Emmy, Outstanding Coverage of a News Story – Long Form