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U.S. Army Closes Afghanistan Outpost Restrepo

U.S. Army Closes Afghanistan Outpost Restrepo

Thompson on Hollywood

The U.S. Army has finally closed the remote Afghanistan Restrepo outpost in the deadly Korangal Valley, where some 42 American service men have died. Named after a soldier who died in Afghanistan, the post was the setting for Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s unforgettable documentary Restrepo, which debuted at Sundance and will be released in July by National Geographic Films under new president Daniel Battsek.

The NYT story is a must-read; the movie is a must-see. My flip-cam interview with the heroic journalist/filmmakers is below.

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Part Two:

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awsum documentry a real look at a modern day warrior, i take my hat off to all the men who fought an died in that valley.

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