Throughout 2010, we, the filmmakers of A Second Knock at the Door, had the honor of traveling across the United States to meet families of Army soldiers killed by friendly fire in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At the time this documentary was produced, there were 33 families who had lost Soldiers to friendly fire in the current conflicts. We contacted 23 of these families; 4 are featured in our film.
The Todacheene Family (Farmington, NM)
"The first knock at the door with two guys in uniform was bad enough. Informing us of the status
change months later is like another knock at the door."
Jackie Todacheene, Wife of SGT Lee Todacheene
The Buryj Family (Canton, OH)
"I gave them my son, and he served proudly. He didn't deserve this. His family didn't deserve this. I just want to know the truth."
Peggy Buryj, Mother of PFC Jesse Buryj
The Sharrett Family (Forest, VA)
"We felt betrayed the way our son was betrayed. They lied to us about our son."
David Sharrett, Father of PFC Dave Sharrett
The Sharretts have participated in countless news interviews in an effort to inform, educate, and provide hope to other families going through similar struggles. See our video and news pages for more information about The Sharretts.
The Wells Family (Libertyville, IL)
"The families deserve to have the truth...you just keep wondering what they are
hiding and why they are hiding it."
Joan Neal, Mother of SPC Wesley Wells