Combat Diary - The Marines of Lima Company
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Top Customer Reviews
Another film that is worth watching and I think shows the average experience of life in Iraq is Occupation: Dreamland, which follows the 82nd. Another one is Gunner Palace and it does reflect how a lot of support personnel are living in Iraq, yet the troops in it are an embarrassment to the Army. An amazing documentary that covers WW2 is The War by Ken Burns, nothing compares to it.
As the other reviewers have mentioned, this story of Lima Co. is a tear jerker. It is very well done, riveting, and true. No actors, no changing a story to make it more Hollywood worthy (as if Hollywood could ever put out a worthy war story), just real life. Buy it, watch it, and reflect. Then go do something to truly support our troops!
To begin with, this movie jumps straight into how the war has affected the men of Lima company. As the movie progresses, the stories the soldiers tell along with the visual diary of their experienes begins to tug on the heart strings. The stories of the soldiers who were killed, are spoke about in a loving yet graphic way. One moving point in the video (among many) shows a marine who left a moving video message to his baby daughter, wishing her a happy birthday, before he was killed in action a day later. The marine's friend tells how the soldier's hand never touched the door he was about to knock on.
There was not a dry eye in my classroom, both male and female and the feedback I received was outstanding.
Do not miss the chance to view this video, you will feel a range of emotions you have never felt before!! A+ to the videographers for this magnificent documentary!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The video does justice to the Marines from 3/25. I was fortunate to know SSgt Anthony Goodwin and proud to call him my friend.Published 20 months ago by Joseph Talarico
I wanted to view this video because my son was in one of the tanks that was shown. It was difficult to watch, but I'm glad I did.Published on January 8, 2014 by Martha L. Slater
Finally something that is REAL! True emotion, not any Hollywood stuff here...sad but needs to be seen! I would go myself and serve if I could...God Bless Our Soldiers!! Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by mara kovalenko