The American RadioWorks website offers the opportunity to "Listen" online, "Download", or "Read" the transcript of a puzzling and heartrending story about a young American soldier, Sergeant Gray, who served in the Iraq war for a year, but died a strange death once he got back from Iraq. The story details his mother's search for the cause of death of her son, and learns that Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which he developed from abusing Iraqi prisoners, was the likely culprit that caused his death. On the right side of the homepage are photos and stories of other U.S. soldiers who were involved in the treatment of Iraqi detainees, and their stories can be read by clicking on their highlighted and underlined name. A five minute video shot by a U.S. soldier while in Iraq can be accessed by clicking on the arrow button on the thumbnail. For visitors interested in learning the reporter's process of telling the story of Sergeant Gray, click on "Reporter's Notebook", on the lower right side of the homepage. To learn more about how Post-traumatic Stress Disorder has affected soldiers, visitors should click on the link "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder", also on the lower right side of the homepage.


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