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Filmmaker: Gadi Schwartz

Pat Baker returned from Iraq in February 2005 due to a back injury. He would have preferred to stay and take a desk job than come back home.

But Pat's reasons for wanting to stay have little to do with patriotism and believing in the cause – he is doing it for his buddies in the spirit of helping each other out.

Kansas is awash with yellow ribbons, showing its support for troops in Iraq. But for the families of servicemen and women, their fear is for loved ones to return with missing parts.

Gadi Schwartz takes his first trip to Kansas to investigate the mood of middle America and its position on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

 

Source: Al Jazeera