ST. PAUL, Minn. - What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose.

KARE 11 talked to Gerry Richman from TPT about their new national documentary premiering on Memorial Day about the importance of having conversations around the realities of war.

In "Going to War", authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war.

Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

"Going to War" premieres in celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. CT on TPT. The documentary will also be available for streaming after Memorial Day at www.tpt.org/going-to-war/