Colorado Springs Gazette tells the story of its Pulitzer-winning investigation


From the Colorado Springs Gazette’s video about investigative reporter David Philipps’ Pulitzer-winning series: “Though Philipps was in Washington, DC, when news broke of the award, he flew home Monday evening to a hero’s reception at the Gazette office and a late-night celebration at a nearby brewery.”

How Philipps got onto the story about the Army’s mistreatment of combat veterans: “I got this call essentially saying, ‘Hey, there’s this soldier from Fort Carson who was in the psychiatric hospital here in town, and the Army pulled him out against his will and put him in jail. I thought, wow, can they do that? That seems like a really bad idea. I went to visit him and he told me his story. …I knew I had something.”

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