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  1. uncommon Brown Belt

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    probably will get smoked for being smart
     
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    Any tours in Vietnam? I believe you are now the oldest in the group.
     
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    Im not really sure what I think about hunts like this.. but a lion? That’s fucked.
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  6. San Marino Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Has anyone seen the new 2020 movie 'The Outpost'?
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    "The Battle of Kamdesh took place during the War in Afghanistan. It occurred on October 3, 2009, when a force of 300 Taliban assaulted the American Combat Outpost Keating near the town of Kamdesh of Nuristan province in eastern Afghanistan. The attack was the bloodiest battle for US forces since the Battle of Wanat in July 2008, which occurred 20 miles away from Kamdesh. The attack on COP Keating resulted in 8 Americans killed and 27 wounded whilst the Taliban suffered an estimated 150 killed."

    This was the battle where SSG Clinton Romesha won his Medal of Honor.
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    I thought the movie was ok. It is not a top production film but it did a fairly good job of telling the story prior to the battle and what happened during the battle - as far as movies go. A couple of surprises. There was a second soldier who also won a Medal of Honor, Specialist Ty Carter. The movie also covers the command of the three officers prior to the battle. Three Captains. The first two were killed (before the battle) and the third was a complete 'dud' (relieved of duty). The group was under the leadership of a 1st Lieutenant when the outpost was attacked. By all accounts, everyone should have been killed by the Taliban, but thanks to Romesha's leadership and some major Taliban blunders, the Americans survived. These were 4th Infantry Division soldiers. They did not come across as a very disciplined bunch, but did manage to do some great things to win the battle. Thanks to some strong NCOs.
     
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    So two thumbs up? 3 outta 5 stars? What ya got?
     
  8. San Marino Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    ...about 3 out of 5 stars. A 2 hour movie that could be cut down to 1.5 hours. Like I said, it is not a big production movie. Individual stories and the Taliban attack were pretty good. I enjoyed the story of the 3 Captains and the 2nd Medal of Honor winner. New information for me. The killing of 2 of the Captains was a real surprise -- before the battle. Not sure who the idiot was who decided to put that outpost in the bottom of a valley surrounded by mountains. Those soldiers were sitting ducks.
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    If you haven't seen "Restrepo" yet, please give it a watch. I give it 4.5 out of 5.
     
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    I was in Nangalam to the north in the Pech River valley. Similar terrain but not nearly as isolated. This was in 04 too so things were quiet.
     
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    Sebastian Junger is a great writer imo. He also wrote The Perfect Storm. Book is way better than the movie with Marky Mark. He highlights Air Force PJ’s and their role during the storm as well.
    I liked Restrepo.
     
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    Speaking of Marky Mark...I watched Patriot Day, it was about the Boston Marathon Bombings. Pretty good movie. I expected the typical shoot’ em up blow’em up. But it was well done.
     
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    On Amazon Prime Video. $6.99 rental.
    Other than the guys on the ground, Apache helicopters (female pilot) and B-1 bombers dropping 500 pound bombs almost on top of these guys saved the day. 'Danger Close' for you...
     
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