Psychological impact of war to be focus of documentary

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Christian Golczynski, 8, accepts the flag that draped the coffin at his father's funeral last year. This photo is one of several that may be used in an upcoming documentary to show the psychological impact of war on Americans.

An image of Christian Golczynski, published here nearly a year ago, may be used in a documentary and music video to illustrate psychological impact of war on Americans.

The photograph is by Kay Rose, recently retired editor of the Tribune's sister paper, the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. The photo portrays the 8-year-old son of slain Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, who grew up in Lewisburg.

It shows Christian Golczynski receiving the American flag that had been draped across his father's coffin in Wheel Cemetery.

Phil Valentine, who runs his own Red Live production company in Las Vegas, explained he wanted to use the picture in a music video for "Who Will Stand" as sung by Clint Holmes, and as an image during a documentary that explores issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.