Skip to comments.The Long Road Home (recommended)
Posted on 12/19/2017 10:17:43 AM PST by boycott
Based on journalist Martha Raddatz's same-named best-seller, "The Long Road Home" dramatizes the heroism on the front lines of the Iraq War. On April 4, 2004 -- a day that came to be known in military annals as "Black Sunday" -- the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was brutally ambushed, an incident that changed the U.S. military's view of Iraq from a peacekeeping mission to a fight against domestic insurgents. Across eight episodes, the series cuts between the battle in Iraq and the homefront in Texas, where wives and families anxiously await news for 48 agonizing hours.
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"Always Dream of Me." -- the final chapter to the eight-part series is tonight. If you have the opportunity over the holidays, I would encourage you to go back and watch all episodes, 1 through 8. I don't believe you would be disappointed.
Those that have served in our military since 9-11-2001 are "the greatest of their generation." I feel the same way about those that served in Vietnam and our other wars. They were called, they answered, and they served. Many were so young. It's amazing what they went through and the price so many paid.
God Bless the men and women in our military.
It’s hard to trust anything from the likes of Martha Raddatz.
Another great series to watch is “The Warfighters” on the History channel. I just started watching this series and it has been excellent so far. It has given me a greater appreciation for those that have served our nation.
Tonight is the final episode. It has been good but Martha Radditz has managed to get her liberal digs in. Especially the protests at Bushs ranch in Crawford, featuring Cindy Sheehan. Also noticed the aircraft carrier Mission Accomplishedsegement.
You might want to research this one. This is done with the full support of those that were in there and our military. I believe it’s about as real as we’re going to get if we weren’t there. Again, I recommend it. In my opinion, it was done very well and it gives me a greater appreciation of those that serve.
Excellent series. I highly recommend it. Very emotional, and yeah...I’m an old lady. I’m looking forward to the final episode tonight, along with the special featuring the actual heroes who were there. Know I’ll be shedding more tears.
There’s nothing perfect about war. Unfortunately, that includes the Cindy Sheehans of the world. Overall, I believe it has been unbiased. I haven’t seen the final episode yet so I don’t know how it ends.
Honestly, I know very little about Martha Radditz. I am not even sure which network she works for but I believe this series has been good and portrays those that serve in our military in a good way.
We’ve been watching it.
Amazing anyone lived through that.
Open troop transports? Sitting ducks.
I keep thinking a .308 rifle would be much better in penetrating those brick walls . But on the other hand the soldiers wouldn’t have as much ammo and they sorely needed more.
I am 57 and never served in the military. This series has given me an even greater appreciation of those that have served. God Bless them all.
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