In 2014 ISIS declared that the Yazidis (a religious minority in northern Iraq) should be eliminated. They set out on a genocidal spree in which over 5000 people were killed in a few weeks and over 7000 women and children were captured and forced into sexual slavery and child soldiering.
The First Calvary’s deployment wasn’t ‘one battle and you get to go home;’ it was ‘stay until the mission is complete, then go home.’
The choices we make compose the fabric of our lives. We should make them wisely.
The situation in Sadr City wasn’t getting any better for the soldiers; in fact, it was getting significantly worse.
The Long Road Home is intense, violent, and sad—sometimes all at once.
The First Calvary Division from Ft. Hood TX was on a basic peacekeeping mission in Iraq in 2004—the city they were placed in, Sadr City, had been incident-free for nearly a year. Then Black Sunday occurred.
In the second episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, the focus is the afterlife—and it seems to bring up more questions than provide answers.