April 22, 2008


Glenn Reynolds is giving J.D. Johannes' Iraq War documentary trilogy Outside the Wire a big push this morning, noting that Amazon is bundling the film with Michael Yon's Moment of Truth in Iraq, which Glenn dubs the "Iraq War Honesty Pack."

It is probably worth adding Congressional Medal of Honor nominee David Bellavia's House to House, and My Men Are Heros, a book about Navy Cross nominee Brad Kasal to that list, but those are only scratching the surface of the material out there about the conflict and the men fighting it that you won't often see reported in the larger media.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 22, 2008 08:47 AM

Having read both House to House and My Men Are Heros, I can give a hearty recommendation to both of these books. House to House is a much more grittier and raw read, but they are both fantastic books about men who we owe our thanks to for their service and sacrifice. I recieved Yon's book today and cant wait to start it.

Posted by: Helofixer at April 22, 2008 10:24 PM

Oh and to point out that Brad Kasal isnt a Navy Cross nominee. He was awarded the medal May 1 2006.

Posted by: Helofixer at April 22, 2008 10:26 PM

Johannes' documentary Outside the Wire is outstanding. He covered Battle Company, 1-28 Infantry (the Black Lions)of the Big Red One's 4th Brigade for his segment on the Baghdad surge and he got it exactly right. If you want to know how the troops are implementing Gen. Petraeus' COIN doctrine, just watch that and you'll realize that there are hundreds of CPT (now Major) Brian Ducotes there around the country doing similar things to great effect. You're missing the boat if you haven't seen this.

Posted by: Major Kirk at April 25, 2008 05:46 AM