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The Newshour | Words for a Warrior | PBS

Duration: 08:58

www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entert... The Iraq War has divided many Americans, including Frances and Ben Richey. Ben a graduate of West Point, has served two tours of duty in Iraq. His mother, Frances, opposed the war, creating a rift between a single mother and her only child. In response, Frances wrote poems about and for her son, they are collected in a new book, The Warrior. The poetry has helped bring mother and son closer. Watch The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on your local PBS station (check local listings).

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Post Date: May 15, 2008