Task & Purpose Radio is back and this time, we’re featuring Patrick Baker and Adam Linehan as they dive into the best and worst movies of Hollywood every week. Welcome to The Warzone.
This week, Patrick and Adam review The Hurt Locker, the 2008 film that Roger Ebert gave four stars and that went on to win six Oscars. The film was written by American journalist Mark Boal based on his time embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq in 2004.
However….most service members who have seen the movie absolutely hate it. Adam, an Army veteran, and Patrick, a Marine vet, sit down to compare the film with their experiences overseas. Inspired, Adam comes up with his own creative rating system.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Coast Guard cutter Bertholf on a counterdrug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, March 11, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf left California on January 20 for a months-long mission in the Pacific to support U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of the U.S. military's geographic combatant commands.
Coast Guardsmen aboard the Bertholf left Alameda on the 30th day of what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. They left a few days after not getting their first paycheck since that shutdown started and without knowing when the next will come.