A retired Army veteran and his wife who search for their soldier son, who was reported AWOL after returning from Iraq. The father, however, is led to discover that his son was murdered by members of his own platoon after a rowdy night on the town
My friend and girl blogger buddyIlona Meagher, who wrote “Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America’s Returning Troops” is quoted in this New York Times Article: While Real Bullets Fly, Movies Bring War Home
Ilona Meagher, who wrote “Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America’s Returning Troops” (Ig Publishing) and has joined Warner’s promotional effort, acknowledged that the Davis case was among the most extreme of some 170 stress-related episodes she had documented since 2005. “We all know that human beings respond/are moved by stories that are more extreme in nature,” Ms. Meagher wrote in a follow-up e-mail message.
“In the Valley of Elah” stars Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon as parents of a soldier missing upon his return from Iraq. The film draws on the murder of Specialist Richard R. Davis for its inspiration.