Screengrab via National Geographic's "The Long Road Home"
Days after releasing an emotionally charged new trailer for The Long Road Home, National Geographic is unveiling another look at the upcoming miniseries about a routine patrol that went sideways in Sadr City in 2004. The new two minute-long teaser, provided exclusively to Task & Purpose, focuses on the toll deployments can take on the military families and spouses who remain behind when their loved ones go off to war.
How do you solve a murder in Baghdad in 2004, a place where bodies are discovered daily and violence is one of the few constants? It ain’t easy — and by the time the mystery is solved, many more bodies litter the pages of “Sheriff of Babylon,” a crime drama set during the Iraq War, in comic book form.
This time of year marks the anniversary of one of the most storied battles in recent Marine Corps history: the Second Battle of Fallujah. The city became the scene of brutal urban combat when American, Iraqi, and British forces launched an all out assault on Nov. 7, 2004, to seize it from Iraqi insurgent hands.