Military and GovPlanet enthusiasts rejoice - filming has finished and it’s time to set the DVR for The Long Road Home!No soldier fights alone! Based on the New York Times best-selling book by internationally acclaimed journalist Martha Raddatz, The Long Road Home tells the story of “Black Sunday,” when a small platoon of soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division was ferociously ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, in April 2004. Eight Americans would make the ultimate sacrifice that day and more than 65 would be seriously wounded.
GovPlanet has teamed up with National Geographic to supply the vehicles needed, and bring this event to the television screen. Watch November 7th as National Geographic offers viewers a gripping and intimate look at the toll war takes on soldiers and their families. The adrenaline-fueled and deeply emotional journey follows the action on two fronts: the chaotic and terror-filled streets of Sadr City; and the home front at Fort Hood, where family members desperately await news of their loved ones.
With unprecedented intimacy, the eight-part series tells the stories not only of these courageous soldiers but also of their compatriots involved in the three desperate and deadly rescue missions launched to save them. Across eight hours, reflecting the exact amount of time the soldiers were pinned down, each episode highlights a different character’s unique and compelling journey as we come to understand their heroism and humanity. Check out the trailer below:
Feeling patriotic? How about adventurous? Get behind the wheel of a military Humvee or LMTV, and cruise around like our historic soldiers. Find numerous Humvee models and LMTVs for sale, to the public, in GovPlanet’s weekly auctions and Daily MarketPlace.