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    The man with the plan  The First 100 TX Wide Glide's Avatar
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    Restrepo Movie (Documentary of American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley)

    Here is a link to the site for the movie.

    Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. From May 2007 to July 2008, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of the Second Platoon, Battle Company of the 503rd Infantry Regiment (airborne), stationed at Restrepo, sharing duties and shooting more than 150 hours of combat, frustration, routine, jokes, terror and bravery during daily life at the outpost. Hetherington and Junger, have made a film unlike any other about men in harms way. We see their courage. We experience their frustrations. We share their bonding. We hear the music they listen to, and we see the snapshots of their kids that they pass around. It is something that audiences have never before experienced. As they fight the Taliban, these 15 men win our hearts and minds in a way no fictional film can.


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    I have followed this platoon for quite some time in the news. They were in a really bad situation, with faulty intel, bad command decisions, horrible terrain, etc. When they were hit, they suffered (I believe I remember all this right) 9 KIA, and 20+ wounded. The subsequent investigation showed they were let down by the commanders who just wanted the publicity and then covered it up.

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    Got to watch this movie!!
    " There is no excuse to go about your business in a half-hearted way. We are only alive for a finite number of days, and we're poorer for every hour that we spend in soft-hearted pursuits."

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