America ReFramed

Island Soldier

Season 6 Episode 16 | 1h 25m 14s

Follow the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son - his death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. military. Known as a "recruiter's paradise," Micronesia contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the armed forces, who cannot receive benefits...yet young men leave their families behind in pursuit of the American Dream.

Aired: 11/13/18

Expires: 11/11/21

Rating: TV-PG

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