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 #123 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpl. Josh Ray Person (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Evan 'Scribe' Wright (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Sgt. Antonio Espera (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Lt. Nathaniel Fick (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpl. Walt Hasser (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Gunnery Sgt. Mike 'Gunny' Wynn (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpl. Gabe Garza (7 episodes, 2008)
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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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 Sgt. Rodolfo 'Rudy' Reyes (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpl. James Chaffin (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpt. Dave 'Captain America' McGraw (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpt. Craig 'Encino Man' Schwetje (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Sgt. Maj. John Sixta (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Cpt. Bryan Patterson (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Maj. Todd Eckloff (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Sgt. Eric Kocher (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Meesh (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Sgt. Steven Lovell (7 episodes, 2008)
Stefan Otto ...
 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)
Sydney Hall ...
 Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey (7 episodes, 2008)
Justin Shaw ...
 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)
Kyle Siebert ...
 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)
Eric Kocher ...
 Gunnery Sgt. Rich Barrett (7 episodes, 2008)
Denton Douglas ...
 Cpl. Trevor Darnold (6 episodes, 2008)
Josh Barrett ...
 Sgt. Larry Shawn 'Pappy' Patrick (5 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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The unusual tattoo on Staff Sergeant Brad Colbert's back appears to be based on a landscape done by Spanish artist Luis Royo. This tattoo is however not real. See more »

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Navy Hm2 Robert Timothy 'Doc' Bryan: Iraqi's first contact with America; we fuck 'em.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2012 Teen Tournament Final Game 2 (2012) See more »

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I'm glad they're doing this right (mostly)
15 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm also glad there is no music. Music (though moving) would have taken away the grit to this story and given it a more artificial feel. It's amazing how much of the dialog and situations are straight from the book, and how perfectly spot on they are showing Recon Marine culture.

I'm glad Rudy and Kocher got to play themselves. Though I only personally know Pappy out of these characters, it's obvious they are working as hard as they can (within Hollywood's tradition) to portray it as it happened. I hope they continue this series at least until the end of the invasion. I can't wait to see the action at the bridge and the other ambushes.

Oh, and the Sgtmaj. harping on grooming standards during combat operations is so hilarious because it's so true!


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