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Monday, November 28, 2005


Deuce Four

Now here's a movie I'd buy multiple tickets for:

ANGERED by negative portrayals of the conflict in Iraq, Bruce Willis, the Hollywood star, is to make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy.

It will be based on the exploits of the heavily decorated members of Deuce Four, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, which has spent the past year battling insurgents in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul.
Gotta love the guy. Not only does he make great movies, but he's willing to stand up for our warriors.

Of course, the movie would be impossible without the excellent work of one Michael Yon:

He is expected to base the film on the writings of the independent blogger Michael Yon, a former special forces green beret who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches about their heroics.
The one little tid bit that the reporter leaves out that I really think should be included has to do with the wounding of Lieutenant-Colonel Erik Kurilla. The article states:

He [Kurilla] was injured in August after being shot three times by insurgents “in front of my eyes”, Yon recorded in his blog: “He continued to direct his men until a medic gave him morphine and the men took him away.”
While this is absolutely true, it is not the event that occurred directly following the Lt. Colonel's wounding. Mr. Yon has those details:

Both the young 2nd lieutenant and the young specialist were inside a shop when a close-quarters firefight broke out, and they ran outside. Not knowing how many men they were fighting, they wanted backup. LTC Kurilla began running in the direction of the shooting. He passed by me and I chased, Kurilla leading the way.

There was a quick and heavy volume of fire. And then LTC Kurilla was shot.
Kurilla was running when he was shot, but he didn't seem to miss a stride; he did a crazy judo roll and came up shooting.
With his leg mangled, Kurilla pointed and fired his rifle into the doorway, yelling instructions to the soldiers about how to get in there.
There is much more to the story and you should definitely read the whole thing.

Suffice it to say that the warriors of the Deuce Four are tough bastards and I'm damn glad their on our side. I fully expect that Bruce Willis will produce an accurate and appropriate movie that will bring the tales of our heroic warriors to their countrymen.


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