A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.
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Top Rated TV #125 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
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 Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
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 Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
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 Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis 3 episodes, 2008
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Following multiple recon marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a group of mixed personalities, you see the dysfunctionality of the military, and on other times, how formalized and heroic it can be. A Rolling Stones reporter joins reconnaissance marines invading Iraq and recounts the mix of horrors and hilarity he encounters during his time there. Written by Ernie Mastroianni

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40 meres sto Iraq  »

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At the very beginning of the fourth episode, as the camera pans under the truck, a voice off-screen is heard saying, "Hey white boy. What chu waitin for? That hole ain't gonna dig itself. Go on and get your dick skin on that thing boy and dig, dig" This is a line from spoken by Junior in Platoon. See more »

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Cpl. Gabe Garza: Semper Gumbi- always flexible!
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Featured in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) See more »

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As Real as it can get, Entertaining & Educational.
2 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Honest look at what went on in America's war for "Iraqi Freedom". The series is from the point of view of First Recon Marines. It gives us a realistic look of modern warfare, the combat is the most authentic i have come across, it doesn't hype the action for cinematic values. Be warned you won't get to see much of action but when it happens it's tense.

As in real life so in series the Marines are made up of unique characters, there are capable as well as dumb officers. The soldiers come from different background and races, there are Mexicans, South Americans, Blacks, Rednecks, some are educated, some joined out of patriotism, some were given choice between jail term or marine school. Everyone's brain tuned in differently, the only thing common between them are the unity of brotherhood and them being highly trained killers.For me the best part and the highlight of the series are the humors and sarcastic banter among the soldiers.

After watching the series I did some research and found out most of the names and designation are from real people and actual facts.In fact two of guys played themselves.

The series is pretty much controversy free which is surprising considering it shows some stuff which the Government would have liked kept out of limelight.

Do watch it, it's fun as well as education.


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