This was a very powerful documentary and a lot of things stuck with me. Although there were many things that stuck with me there was one in particular stood out. The fact that all the soldiers kept saying that they weren't prepared or ready for being in the Korengal Valley. They were all relatively young and for a lot of them it was their first experience in active duty. Just seeing that for a lot of them it was their first time in combat, but also in what President Bush described as, "the most dangerous place on Earth" was really strong and stuck with me. I'd never known war to be that constant barrage of firing from all sides. It's just a new thing for me because none of my family has ever been in the military. Just how nieve were these soldiers to what they were to experience? They were all thinking that it was a shoot-em up video game and is very evident when one said, "I wanted to go in their with an open mind. being shot at everyday. I'd fix it and we wouldn't get shot at anymore."
The scene that was most memorable to me was when the soldiers came in and had to see the innocent people and children that they had accidently killed or hurt. It stood out to me because it is terrible that in war some people have to die when they shouldn't in order for the ones that ought to be killed to be killed. These people and kids were innocent and probably carrying out chores and everyday life when they were brutally bombed unexpectedly.
I would definitely recommend this movie to any adult who does not understand the concept or severity of war like me. I had no idea that the soldiers were under this constant fire from all sides. It was just amazing.