Films & Shows

Personal Accounts | The personal stories of military service provide compelling accounts of those who have served and a deeper understanding of our nation’s military history. Each of the features below is a window into a documentary or program about personal stories of service. Get started now. Select a film to start watching. And be sure to come back to check out new additions in this rotating collection. 

A portrait of the Vietnam War told entirely from the perspective of veterans.
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Coming Back with Wes Moore

Coming Back with Wes Moore

A 3-part series that tells the story of Moore’s search for answers to some of the most difficult questions facing veterans returning from war. His journey, spurred by the suicide of one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer, takes him into the personal lives of different soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society.

Coming Home San Antonio

Coming Home San Antonio

Look at the issues and challenges veterans and their families face as they try to re-integrate as a family while building a new life as civilians.

Carrier

Carrier

A 10-part series filmed aboard the USS Nimitz, highlighting the high- stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier. The episodes follow a core group of servicemen as they navigate their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror.

StoryCorps Shorts: Germans in the Woods

POV

StoryCorps Shorts: Germans in the Woods

The Battle of the Bulge haunts one U.S. soldier.

War Letters

American Experience

War Letters

Based on newly discovered personal correspondence from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War, War Letters brings to life vivid eyewitness accounts from the front, and how they transformed a nation.

Vietnam Veterans Recount Their War Experiences

American Experience

Vietnam Veterans Recount Their War Experiences

A portrait of the Vietnam War told entirely from the perspective of veterans.

War and Peace

Latino Americans

War and Peace

While Latino Americans serve their country during WWII by the hundreds of thousands, they still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

Medal Quest

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

The training is tough as the U.S. sled hockey team of iron-willed players - including military veterans wounded in action - prepares for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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