Pentagon to Host Premiere of HBO Documentary WARTORN 1861-2010

The Department of Defense announced today that the premiere of the HBO documentary WARTORN 1861-2010 will take place on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pentagon Auditorium.

WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war.  The documentary chronicles the lingering effects of combat stress and post-traumatic stress on military personnel and their families throughout American history, from the Civil War through today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Emmy Award winning actor James Gandolfini, is the executive producer of the documentary, and the HBO award-winning production team also includes:  Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Matthew O’Neill, and co-produced by Lori Shinseki.

Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Army Chief of Staff, and Richard Plepler, co-president of HBO, will open the program with welcoming remarks.

The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion that includes Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army Vice Chief of Staff; Dr. Katie Chard, director, PTSD and Anxiety Disorders of the Cincinnati Veteran’s Affair Medical Center; Gregory T. Goldstein, program manager, Marine Corps Combat and Operational Stress Control; retired Air Force Lt. Col. Greg Harbin; and Capt. Paul W. “Buddy” Bucha, Medal of Honor recipient.  The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Doug Wilson and Veteran’s Affairs Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, Tammy Duckworth will moderate the panel discussion.

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Metro entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m.; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

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