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 First Calvary Division was ill-prepared for potential combat. It’s a recipe for potential disaster.
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.