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Chaplain Justin David Roberts served 6 years active duty as an Army Chaplain. Before he left the Army in 2015 he found that beneath the collar of ministry he was struggling with depression and PTSD. Wondering what kind of father he would be if he did not face his issues, he set out on a journey to meet up with members of his old unit. Along the way, they recall their tour of duty. In total, 17 soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and over 200 were wounded during the deployment. Almost all of the men who died were killed while either trying to save someone or protect others. The common thread in every one of these stories of valor is love.
No Greater Love layers the footage Roberts shot while on missions in Afghanistan, with heartfelt interviews of the men he served with, as well as surviving family members. Through telling these stories, the soldiers that deployed with the legendary No Slack battalion are finding healing and purpose after combat.
Join the GI Film Festival for the kick-off monthly re-wind screening event to see No Greater Love, winner of the 2016 Military Filmmaker Award.
A trailer can be viewed online by clicking here.
More About the Speakers
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow