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Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I just finished watching the documentary "Restrepo" by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington on the National Geographic Channel. It follows a platoon of the 173rd Airborne during their 15th month deployment in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. At that time (2007-2008) the valley was the center for most of the combat contact in Afghanistan. It was an extremely deadly and desperate place to be for an American soldier, basically 19-22 year old "men" in this unit.

The documentary has done an incredible job taking the viewer right to that very place and time. I highly recommend this film to any and all Americans so that they may see for themselves what some folks are doing as they fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.....


  1. I do want to see this; but I think I need to wait until my Sunshine is safely home again on Canadian soil. I don't know if he will want to watch it or not. Maybe he already has.
    Thanks for your review of this {I read your next entry first, I am kinda backwards some days :-)}

  2. I totally understand wanting to wait. Honestly I was overwhelmed and I've seen a lot in my life...My heart really goes out to those of you "back home", just waiting for the day he (or she) returns. It sounds like that day is coming real soon 8^)!!