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THE HOMEFRONT | Leaving for a Deployment | PBS

Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365487435/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=homf_covefullprogram (US Only) THE HOMEFRONT premieres Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9/8c as part of a special programming block commemorating Memorial Day.

Army Colonel Jeffrey French describes the months leading up to his deployment to Afghanistan in 2009, when he was ordered to take command of an infantry unit on very short notice. His children, Kyle, Sarah, and Annemarie, talk about how difficult it was to prepare for a long and dangerous deployment without much warning.