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More Than Just Tony Soprano: An Iraq Vet Remembers James Gandolfini


Actor James Gandolfini (3rd L) answers questions with (L-R) U.S. Army soldiers Pvt. Dexter Pitts, Sgt. Bryan Anderson, First Lt. Dawn Halfaker, Staff Sgt. Jay Wilkerson and Cpl. Jonathan Bartlett during the panel for the HBO documentary "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq" at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles July 12, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES) - RTR1RSG8



Actor James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday in Rome, became a household name because of his role as mobster boss Tony Soprano on the famous HBO TV series.

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But Gandolfini also made his mark through another HBO project. "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq" was a documentary about injured Iraq war veterans adapting to life back here in the US.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Retired Marine Staff Sergeant John Jones, one of the vets who appears in the film.

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    John Jones, Marine Staff Sergeant, ca. 2007 (Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

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    John Jones, Marine Staff Sergeant (Photo © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders /HBO)



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    Actor James Gandolfini accepts the award for best actor in a drama series for "The Sopranos" at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) - RTR1WDOQ