Following multiple recon marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a group of mixed personalities, you see the dysfunctionality of the military, and on other times, how formalized and heroic it can be. A Rolling Stones reporter joins reconnaissance marines invading Iraq and recounts the mix of horrors and hilarity he encounters during his time there. Written by Ernie Mastroianni
Meet the battle hungry USMC 1st Recon Battalion as they deal with the mundane issues of grooming standards, sand storms, a by the book CO and ... waiting. But a variety of creative racial, gay and gender slurs, pizza relieve the tension.
Under orders to consider any Iraqi carrying a weapon hostile, Bravo busts north towards Nasiriyah. Chomping at the bit while others are carrying the fight, the platoon finally gets 'lit up' in a violent but successful skirmish in Al Gharraf. Written by Anonymous
Having survived its first trial by fire, Bravo presses forward, awaiting orders for a new recon mission. Scoping out a roadside hamlet, the company watches in horror and disbelief as a regimental combat team arrives with guns firing.
Having raced to capture the airfield, First Recon is now miles ahead of the rest of the American force and has some time to rest and regroup. The abandoned supply truck has been looted and destroyed and the company is now down to one meal a day. Written by Anonymous
As they scope a tiny hamlet, the men of Bravo are frustrated by the capricious nature of the war, and Colbert struggles to defend the actions of the higher-ups. Meanwhile, First Recon runs into a number of surprises as they try to cross a bridge. Written by Anonymous