CBS 60 Minutes anchor Scott Pelley went to Afghanistan to meet with the U.S. Marines – Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Division – who were serving on the front lines of Afghanistan’s most lethal battlefield. That was in 2009. Five years later, Pelley hasn’t forgotten about the brave men. He interviewed many of them again, to see how they’re doing at home, living the lives of civilians.
When Pelley asks Corporal Rory Hamill–who lost his right leg in Afghanistan and was awarded a Purple Heart from President Obama–if he would serve again, Hamill says, “In a heartbeat. It made me the man I am today.” Devin Jones, however, “would rather forget most aspects of his combat experience.” He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor’s guilt. He’s been homeless and struggles to keep a job. Scott Pelley’s report airs on 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 8, 7pm on CBS. The report will include Pelley’s album of personal photos, taken on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009.