Season 2021: American Veteran: Keep It Close

American Veteran: Keep It Close is a digital series. Each episode tells the story of a veteran and an object from deployment that holds special meaning for that veteran. This trailer introduces host Shain Brenden and provides glimpses of several episodes.

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

A failed mission motivates this Army veteran to learn from mistakes and fight for change.

In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

What a Stuffed Bunny Means to This Military Family

A stuffed bunny becomes a symbol of family and home for this Marine veteran.

What a Stuffed Bunny Means to This Military Family

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

How Rap and a Broken Mic Help This Iraq Vet Survive

Jeff “Soldier Hard” Barillaro recorded rap to relieve stress while deployed in Iraq.

How Rap and a Broken Mic Help This Iraq Vet Survive

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

What a Small Gift From a Civilian Means to This Army Veteran

An Army officer reflects on her military career and learning to look beyond differences.

What a Small Gift From a Civilian Means to This Army Veteran

Video thumbnail: American Veteran: Keep It Close This Native American Veteran Carried a Pebble Into War

American Veteran: Keep It Close

This Native American Veteran Carried a Pebble Into War

A Cheyenne-Arapaho veteran uses lessons from his ancestors to survive in Vietnam.

This Native American Veteran Carried a Pebble Into War

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

The Unbreakable Bond Between a Combat Veteran and His Puppy

A combat veteran fights to bring home a rescue puppy from Syria.

The Unbreakable Bond Between a Combat Veteran and His Puppy