On August 16, 2006, Sgt. Shawn Gianforte, a native of Caledonia, and Sgt. Jerome Fenner were arrested after a home invasion in Virginia Beach. The two Marines broke into the home of Dan Shain and Debbie Maloney-Shain, accusing them of being terrorists, threatening to murder the couple and beating Dan Shain. Gianforte was sentenced to two years in prison.
Extended Interviews with Sgt. Shawn Gianforte and Debbie Maloney-Shain, the home invastion victim.
VIDEO: Sgt. Gianforte recounts what happened on August 16 and apologizes for his actions. (4:14)
VIDEO: Debbie Maloney-Shain describes the night when Shawn Gianforte broke into the home she shared with her husband Dan. (4:11)
VIDEO: Sgt. Shawn Gianforte describes his combat experiences on the battlefield in Fallujah. (7:39)
VIDEO: Gianforte describes the debriefing process and the difficult transition to home life after his tour in Iraq. (8:18)
VIDEO: Sgt. Gianforte describes how he grew up wanting to serve in the military, how he viewed his career in the service and his homecoming from Iraq. (5:32)
VIDEO: How war ravages the warrior: From hero, to felon, to civilian--how did it happen? (4:16)
VIDEO: Sgt Gianforte's journey has been hard for his parents too. This story highlights how veterans deal with PTSD. (3:21)
VIDEO: Sgt. Gianforte is now out of prison and has returned home. In this complete interview you hear about his two-year prison sentence for an assault conviction (he pled guilty), his treatment for PTSD, and his efforts to re-connect with his seven-year-old daughter. (34:03)