American Veteran: The Mission On-Demand

American Veteran: The Mission On-Demand

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Military life shapes servicemen and women in profound, unexpected ways. Watch On-Demand

The Mission, part two of American Veteran, aired Tuesdays, November 2 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Veterans’ stories showcase the raw impact of these experiences, including a young Coast Guard recruit who helped ferry soldiers to fight and die on D-Day, a pilot based in Nevada who remotely guided bomber drones over Afghanistan, and a young Marine who rose to become the first Latina general. Hosted by Senator Tammy Duckworth.

The American Veteran production team, led by Insignia Films, interviewed a diverse group of nearly 50 veterans— young and old, enlisted and officers, men and women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those whose service left them with physical disabilities or PTSD. In each episode, veterans reflect on and share their personal experiences in the military, from boot camp to service in war and peacetime to return to civilian life.


The broadcast of the American Veteran series is made possible locally with support from: