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A documentary chronicling Lima Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marines from Columbus Ohio and they deployment to Iraq.

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    • Author: Phain
    Combat Diary the Marines of Lima Company is a movie about the hardest hit company in the 2003 Iraq war. Much of the footage was taken by the soldiers in Lima Company on their personal camcorders. The videos were collected and commentary added to make a documentary about the life of the soldiers in Iraq during some of the fiercest fighting of the war. It is a very tasteful and well made documentary. From every day life, to fighting insurgents, to the sad but proud recollections of family and friends of the ones who didn't make it. The movie paints a picture of Americans trying to do a job as best they can in some of the most adverse conditions. Very moving and poignant.
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    • Author: Naktilar
    This is an excellent account of the limited kind of combat footage that was taken by ordinary marines. It is sad to see so many struggling now w/daily life back here in the U.S. It seems that many of these soldiers have lost what so many of us take for granted; a mind that is not scarred with the horrific images of war. Even my generation (myself included) only knows war from the images we watch, the games we play, and the movies we watch depicting war. It is so easy for us to just turn it off in our minds because we do not have friends and family that have been killed in the line of duty. It seems too often we curse the soldiers in what so many of us call a waste of life, when it isn't the individual soldiers making the decisions to be fighting in Iraq. As it has been said many times before, "Don't shoot the messenger." I would recommend this film to anyone that has any feelings about the war in Iraq, and see the individuals that are fighting for what is our continued freedom in North America. My personal feelings aside, remember that it is just normal people fighting in extraordinary times.
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