The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back Home. The series wraps up with a final episode featuring Marine Corps veteran Jamel Daniels.
Daniels who was inspired to enlist in the military following the tragic terrorist events of 9/11. While wrapping up his final day of an eight-month tour in Iskandariya, Iraq, Daniels’ unit fell upon an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol. The blast killed three Marines and resulted in the loss of one of Daniels’ legs. In this episode of Wounded: The Battle Back Home, Daniels shares the raw details of his final day in Iraq and opens up about the depression, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that developed as a result of his injuries and survivors guilt.
Seeking help to combat the effects of PTSD and reclaim his pre-war life, Daniels began working with Wounded Warrior Project® as he adapted to the amputation of his leg. The non-profit service organization also gave Daniels the opportunity to assist other wounded veterans like himself as they adjusted to the return home. Wounded: The Battle Back Home follows Daniels on his journey to recovery and the support system that helps him along the way, including his wife, three children and the families of his fellow Marines killed from the IED in combat.
Wounded: The Battle Back Home (“Jamel: Operation Honor”) airs Sunday, October 26, at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT as part of “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC.