Home From War, Sergeant Swann Faces New Battles in "Fort Bliss"

September 19, 2014 3:39 PM

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For those who have deployed overseas, the daily routine, sandy monochromatic environment, and sound of rotary aircraft passing overhead at all hours can be comforting. For many of us, we enjoyed our most sound sleep while on a cot in the desert whilst mice scurried along the inside edge of the tent. The battles faced once returning home prove to be the real challenge. We discover that friends and family have moved on, we are told that "we have changed," and a nagging guilt lingers about tactical mistakes or fallen friends. Additional tours supply agony -- some long to protect brothers and sisters in the field, but feel responsibility to serve family at home.

Fort Bliss, a new film starring Michelle Monaghan tells the story of Army Staff Sergeant Maggie Swann. A decorated combat medic and heroine on the battlefield, she returns from her second tour of duty in Afghanistan to discover a fractured home situation: her five-year-old son no longer recognizes h...

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