Alive Day

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    Alive Day

    Did anyone catch this documentary on HBO? Alive Day refers to the day a Marine or Soldier survives an attack. James Gandolfini interviewed about a dozen of these men and women.

    Let me tell you. Its tough. You'll be drained .

    You see this beautiful 27 year old female 1st Lt who lost her arm and hear who wonder if anyone can find her attractive enough to marry and , if so, realizing she'll never be able to lift her baby. You see a Marine doing that perfect Marine salute but he doesn't have a hand. You see a mother holding her adult son's hand - the son who now has a severe brain injury - while he proudly sings the Marine Corp Hymn and yell out the last line. You see videos taken by the insurgents watching a humvee being blown up. Its one thing to read about it and then see the results back at Walter Reed. Its quite a bit more to see them actual video of the explosion.

    We can talk about supporting the war but even then you're only human and you see this and you ask "is it REALLY worth it?"

    Its tough to watch but should be mandatory viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    Did anyone catch this documentary on HBO? Alive Day refers to the day a Marine or Soldier survives an attack. James Gandolfini interviewed about a dozen of these men and women.

    Let me tell you. Its tough. You'll be drained .

    You see this beautiful 27 year old female 1st Lt who lost her arm and hear who wonder if anyone can find her attractive enough to marry and , if so, realizing she'll never be able to lift her baby. You see a Marine doing that perfect Marine salute but he doesn't have a hand. You see a mother holding her adult son's hand - the son who now has a severe brain injury - while he proudly sings the Marine Corp Hymn and yell out the last line. You see videos taken by the insurgents watching a humvee being blown up. Its one thing to read about it and then see the results back at Walter Reed. Its quite a bit more to see them actual video of the explosion.

    We can talk about supporting the war but even then you're only human and you see this and you ask "is it REALLY worth it?"

    Its tough to watch but should be mandatory viewing.

    Saw it this morning. It should be mandatory viewing. We need to see the faces and the people who are but a fraction of those who have given so much so liberty and freedom can reign over tyranny and fear.

    It is a sobering reality that more than 27,000 soldiers have been wounded with similar stories to tell. God bless each and everyone of them and their families.

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    I don't think I'd be able to watch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHSDad
    I don't think I'd be able to watch it.
    It is tough to watch. No doubt about it. I must say though that its done in a very respectful way - nothing sensationalized - very low key but still intense.

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    I watched it intently, that is, what time that I wasnt wiping the tears from my eyes. I am amazed at the bravery of our soldiers....they are truly the finest people on the planet and thats not just some politically correct comment that is often made by many of our politicians. God bless them and their families. The debt we owe can never be repaid. I also feel for our president because he knows he is the one that sent them in. What a heavy burden, right or wrong, that he will have to carry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlawcoach
    The debt we owe can never be repaid. !
    This show makes what can easily be a cliche instead be a smack to the face and a loud wake-up call as to what we truly owe these folks.

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