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 Wounded In Action Comes to PBS

The Legacy of Heroes program is a celebration honoring the heroism, dedication and sacrifices of the 600,000 military medical men and women who served in WWII, and highlights the contributions orthopaedic surgeons have made to advancements in care for trauma-related injuries.  Over the next several months, PBS will be airing the documentary film developed as part of this initiative, Wounded in Action, which is a moving testimonial to our veterans' involvement in the Second World War. The film features some of our WWII veteran Academy members, taken back to the beaches at Normandy and Pearl Harbor where they served, to reflect on both tragic memories, heroic moments, and the impact these experiences had on their lives. Wounded in Action on PBS has been made possible through educational grants provided by Pfizer, Inc., and the George M. Boswell, Jr., MD Fund for Orthopaedic Surgery, of the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Gordon,, 847-384-4030. Copies of the Legacy of Heroes book and Wounded in Action DVD are also available through AAOS Customer Service 800-626-6726.

There are currently no scheduled airings of Wounded in Action. Please contact your local PBS station and encourage them to air the documentary.


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