Jacksonville, FL – October 21, 2014 – Wounded: The Battle Back Home, a documentary-style film series devoted to sharing the stories of warriors with both visible and invisible wounds, returns October 28 on MSNBC with finale episode, “Jamel: Operation Honor.” The series is produced in conjunction with Austinbased Flow Nonfiction and commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the nonprofit veterans service organization, Wounded Warrior Project®.
“Jamel: Operation Honor” follows Marine Corps Veteran Jamel Daniels who was inspired to enlist in the military following the tragic terrorist events of 9/11. While wrapping up his final day of an eight-month tour in Iskandariya, Iraq, Daniels’ unit fell upon an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol. The blast killed three Marines and resulted in the loss of one of Daniels’ legs. In this episode of Wounded: The Battle Back Home, Daniels shares the raw details of his final day in Iraq and opens up about the depression, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that developed as a result of his injuries and survivors guilt.
Seeking help to combat the effects of PTSD and reclaim his pre-war life, Daniels began working with Wounded Warrior Project® as he adapted to the amputation of his leg. The non-profit service organization also gave Daniels the opportunity to assist other wounded veterans like himself as they adjusted to the return home. Wounded: The Battle Back Home follows Daniels on his journey to recovery and the support system that helps him along the way, including his wife, three children and the families of his fellow Marines killed from the IED in combat.
Wounded: The Battle Back Home (“Jamel: Operation Honor”) airs Sunday, October 26, at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT as part of “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC.
About Wounded Warrior Project®
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its 10-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its lifetime commitment to serving wounded veterans. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors -- by raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, by helping injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and by providing unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
Contact for the Film Series:
Wounded Warrior Project MSNBC
Jessie Gueterman Leshelle Sargent