Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan - Premiering on IPTV Thursday (11/10)

As published in the Des Moines Register today, Iowa Public Television will be premiering a documentary about soldiers from Iowa reflecting on their time while serving in Afghanistan. As Iowa Troop Pantry was born because of public inquiries of how they could help during the deployment, we think this documentary is extremely important in helping people understand what deployment is really like.

Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan Premieres on IPTV
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

(Johnston, Iowa) -- As part of the network’s commitment to telling Iowa’s stories, statewide Iowa Public Television will present Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

This new program offers a vivid account of serving halfway around the world in the war on terror. To tell this story, Iowa Public Television conducted interviews with service members and compiled video from The Des Moines Register, the Department of Defense, and the soldiers themselves.

Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan features personal reflections on the emotional toll soldiers faced on the battlefront and continue to face after returning home, as well as the impact on those closest to them.

More than 90,000 troops are currently serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, with nearly half of those soldiers from the National Guard or Reserve. Iowa has answered the call numerous times over the past decade, including the largest single deployment of its National Guard forces since World War II.

Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan will also be shown on IPTV on Veterans Day, November 11, at 10:30 p.m. Viewers can see the program on IPTV WORLD on November 11 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

For more information about this and other programming on IPTV, call 515-242-3146 or e-mail Jennifer@iptv.org.




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