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Old 12-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #387
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Originally Posted by CA_Strom View Post
Restrepo... Documentary about war in Afghan mountains... Shot by embedded journalists, very real.

Wow, really made me appreciate what my son in law (Airborne) must have dealt with in that sheet hole... He just got back from his 3rd and hopefully last tour. He doesn't talk about it at all, and now I know why.
There are 2 movies you really should watch while that's fresh in your mind, they're not documentaries but you'll see a lot of similarities.

First is 9th Company which starts off as the Soviet Full Metal Jacket but then goes to one of the forward bases in Afghanistan:

The other is Beaufort, it's about Israeli troops in a similar position in Lebanon:

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