There were many scenes in the documentary that were very impacting. Two of them really stood out to me while I was watching the video. The first was after the soldiers bombed parts of the Korengal Valley, and then it showed that the bombs had hit an innocent family's home. 5 of the local people died. The images of the wounded people, and especially the crying hurt children were heart breaking. It was interesting seeing Captain Kearney's response to what happened, and how upset he seemed to be that he let something like that happen. Another meaningful scene was that during one of the ending ambushes, Rock Avalanche. Most of the soldiers said that time was one of the most scariest times during their deployment. It was very eye opening to see what the soldiers went through, and how much emotional trauma was caused from the war. Especially when one of the best soldiers died, and watching how the soldiers reacted, like how Aron Hijar was so effected by the death of his friend that he was crying uncontrollably. He says that war and that specific time in the war, "was one of those moments that made me appreciate everything I have."
I would extremely urge my friends and family to watch this video. It made me respect and appreciate all the soldiers and what they are doing in Afghanistan. It is amazing of how blessed the U.S.A is to have such brave and honorable soldiers to defend the country. I believe by watching the movie that it can really shed light on what the war is really like, and for most people I am sure that they had no idea that war is truly like this. Especially after reading The Things They Carried, I was able to understand and appreciate everything in the video.