Coming Back with Wes Moore


  • Tammy Duckworth’s Story: Congresswomen Advocating Veterans’ Rights | Coming Back with Wes Moore

    Meet Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down in Iraq. She returned to the United States, recovered from her wounds, and now serves as Congresswoman from Illinois' 8th district. This clip chronicles her fight for veterans' causes on Capitol Hill, and her ability to connect with veterans of all generations in her home district.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Stacy Pearsall’s Story: Military Combat Photographer | Coming Back with Wes Moore

    Explore how Stacy Pearsall, a former military combat photographer, photographs veterans in an attempt to aid in the healing process for both her and her subjects. Pearsall suffers from short-term memory loss as a result of combat injuries, which put an end to her military career. She is one of only two women to be named Military Photographer of the Year. Her photos are seen throughout the series Coming Back with Wes Moore.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Letrice Titus’s Story: the Veterans’ Crisis Line | Coming Back with Wes Moore

    Examine the struggles faced by returning veterans through the eyes of Letrice Titus, a parent and a responder with the Veterans' Crisis Line. When Letrice's time in the military was complete, she searched for a way to continue to serve. She now helps veterans deals with issues such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Taylor Urruella’s Story: Coping with Physical Disability | Coming Back with Wes Moore

    Taylor Urruella is a 28-year-old who lost his leg fighting in the United States Army. Initially, Taylor's transition back to civilian life was not a smooth one. But now, Taylor has found a new mission. Coming Back with Wes Moore documents Taylor's attempt to make one of the elite college baseball teams in the country, while simultaneously building an organization that helps returning veterans readjust to life through sports.

    Grades: 6-13+