“Home of the Brave” is a groundbreaking AOL video series that showcases courageous military men and women from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan - from Emmy and Peabody-winning Executive Producer Shawn Efran.
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Produced: 2012 By: Shawn Efran
Episodes
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    Episode 1
    David Bellavia Battles House Full ...
    3:59  7/04/2012
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    Episode 2
    Chaplain Paul Shaughnessy Prays Duri...
    3:17  7/10/2012
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    Episode 3
    Thomas Hudner Tries to Save Navy...
    2:44  7/18/2012
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    Episode 4
    April Burson Treats Soldier With He...
    2:43  7/25/2012
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    Episode 5
    Nick Colgin Survived ‘Hell On Ear...
    3:25  8/01/2012
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    Episode 6
    Email Kirk Johnson Received Chang...
    3:43  8/08/2012
   
Clips
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    Home of the Brave Trailer
    1:41  6/28/2012
   

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Bellavia’s Unit
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  • Bellavia’s Unit Bellavia’s Unit David Bellavia led an army squad in Falluja, Iraq.

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  • Entering the Compound Entering the Compound David Bellavia and unit enters compound full of Iraqi Insurgents

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  • Paul Shaughnessy Paul Shaughnessy Chaplain Paul Shaughnessy prays during Iraqi battle

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  • Shaugnessy Blesses Marine Shaugnessy Blesses Marine Armed only with a Bible, Shaughnessy blessed the dead and calmed the living, including Michael Daniels, a young marine, who thought he faced certain death.

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  • Daniels in Battle Daniels in Battle A cemetery is no place for a firefight. But at the height of the Iraq War, U.S. Marine Michael Daniels found himself in a fierce battle in one of the largest cemeteries in the Muslim World.

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  • Jesse Brown, Navy’s First Black Aviator Jesse Brown, Navy’s First Black Aviator The 1950s were a time of great racial division in America, but when Jesse Brown, the Navy’s first black aviator, was shot down over North Korea, his wingman Thomas Hudner crashed his own plane in an attempt to save him

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  • Thomas Hudner Meet’s Brown’s Wife Thomas Hudner Meet’s Brown’s Wife Thomas Hudner receives the first Medal of Honor in the Korean War and meets Daisy Brown, Jesse’s widow.

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  • April Burson, Flight Medic April Burson, Flight Medic As a flight medic for the U.S. Army, April Burson was prepared for virtually every scenario on the front lines, until she encountered an American soldier wounded by an I.E.D. blast.

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  • April Burson, Flight Medic April Burson, Flight Medic It wasn't his physical injuries that puzzled her, but how to treat a troubling brain injury. So, she grabbed a pen and paper and did something unusual.

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  • Colgin Treats French Soldier Colgin Treats French Soldier Colgin treats a French Soldier who was shot in the head while their convoy is under fire.

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  • Colgin Receives Bronze Star Colgin Receives Bronze Star Nick Colgin survived "Hell on Earth.”

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  • Kirk Johnson Kirk Johnson Kirk Johnson, founder of The List Project

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Bellavia’s Unit

David Bellavia led an army squad in Falluja, Iraq.

© Efran Films

Efran Films

Efran Films

Shawn Efran is an Emmy- and Peabody-winning TV producer, who covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for CBS's "60 Minutes." He is the Executive Producer of "Home of the Brave" and the founder of Efran Films, which produces high-quality documentary content for television, the web and theatrical release.