The Long Road Home tells the story of the eight-hour battle in Sadr City on April 4, 2004, that followed the ambush of a newly-arrived American platoon. Told in real time through the eyes of untested soldiers in combat for the first time, their families anxiously awaiting news on the home front, and ordinary Iraqis trapped in the chaos of war, the series gives viewers an intimate and unforgettable portrait of what it's really like to go to war. Based on Martha Raddatz's acclaimed New York Times-bestselling book.
No Soldier Fights Alone
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The mini-series actually filmed at Fort Hood, Texas, in the spring of 2017. Fort Hood is the headquarters for the 1st Cavalry Division. The series filmed at various locations on the installation, including in the Patton Park neighborhood. The Iraqi scenes were also filmed on Fort Hood, on a set built on Elijah Military Operation in Urban Terrain training site. Many of the actual Soldiers portrayed in the mini-series were on site during some of the filming, including now-Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky and now-Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams. Many of the series extras are Army spouses and children, along with actual Fort Hood soldiers See more
Referenced in Heroes of the Long Road Home