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The Lost Homecoming - When Our Vietnam Veterans Came Home

Many returning Vietnam veterans were met with hostility and criticism for answering our country's call to fight in Vietnam. As the American public turned against the war, criticism was sadly directed to members of our military who fought the war. The writer/co-director/producer of this documentary is a Vietnam era Marine Corps veteran and retired Veterans Affairs psychologist motivated by his experience in having evaluated and treated Vietnam veterans. The documentary discuses new research showing a significant correlation between a negative homecoming and severity of PTSD symptoms among a substantial minority of Vietnam veterans. Filmed primarily in Mississippi, this the first documentary to focus on the harmful effects of the negative homecoming of many Vietnam veterans. It includes a heart warming welcome home ceremony by the small Mississippi town of Pass Christian belatedly welcoming its home its Vietnam veterans..

  • Harold H. Dawley, Jr., Ph.D. & Lenny Delbert
  • Harold H. Dawley, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Harold H. Dawley, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Mississippi Vietnam veterans
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    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • WYES
    New Orleans
    United States
    September 17, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Pan Am Communications
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Free TV
Director Biography - Harold H. Dawley, Jr., Ph.D. & Lenny Delbert

Harold Dawley is a USMC veterans and Past President of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychologist in Public Service. Lenny Delbert has 40 years of experience as a videographer and all phases of film production .

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Director Statement

Dawley's motivation to produce this documentary comes from his career as a VA psychologist evaluating and treating Vietnam veterans, many of who complained bitterly over the negative way they were treated coming home from Vietnam.