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Director Ric Burns on disabled veterans: 'They've been somewhere the rest of us haven't'

Director Ric Burns on disabled veterans: 'They've been somewhere the rest of us haven't'

In anticipation of his latest project, documentary filmmaker Ric Burns has been touring the country, screening "Debt of Honor: A History of Disabled Veterans in America." 

The film, which aired on PBS on Tuesday, is a wide-ranging examination of the rise of disabled veterans in the country. Improved battlefield medicine means fewer wartime fatalities.

But technology wasn't the only thing that changed with time. Each war and resulting crop of veterans came home to a different cultural climate, which had long-reaching effects on their...

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