Monday, July 14, 2008
So I have to dedicate this post to Rich....I have to start by saying he is the most humble person I know and the only good thing about him being deployed is that he can't see that I am posting this, or he would have me take it down for sure......he never talks about himself or how he has accomplished so much throughout his career but truth is he has accomplished more than most Marines ever will. He is apart of the most elite group of Marines known as Reconaissance Marines. He has reached the pinnacle of his career in more ways than one and truthfully I just adore every ounce of him. Last night his movie career even took off! HAHA not really but what I am getting at is a new HBO mini series called Generation Kill (not the nicest title...doesn't make you feel warm 'n' fuzzy) but it is about the Marines of the First Reconaissance Battalion during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom. A retired marine and friend of Rich's named Eric Kocher plays him in the miniseries as Gunnery Sargeant Barrett. A Rolling Stones reporter followed them for several weeks and documented everything that went on, so it is a factual account of what they went through. A few warnings it is raunchy and irreverent but at the same time it portrays them as real as possible so you have to appreciate that for what its worth. Check it out on Sunday nights at 9pm......if you're expecting a feel good war movie you will be disappointed....this is real life people! oh and I'm allowed to brag a little bit without making you all throw up right? Right!
Posted by Britt at 5:43 PM