drove a young man last night who fought in iraq and afghanistan

The Hurt Locker movieso naturally i had a lot of questions

Q: what movie about the Iraq / Afghanistan war was most realistic?

A: Restrepo (2010)

Q: what movie about Iraq was the least realistic?

A: The Hurt Locker (2008). Remember when James Bond was dragging those six 155mm shells through the sand? Those weigh over 100 pounds each. Not even an NFL lineman could have done that.

Q: Were you over there when Bin Laden was killed?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you guys party super hard that night when you found out?

A: Yes, we drank many non-alcohol beverages.

Q: O’Douls?

A: There was also a Heinekin or Becks non alcohol option there as well. If I recall correctly.

Q: Are there any towns in the USA that remind you of any of the towns in Afghanistan?

A: We were in Northern Afghanistan in the mountainous region. If it wasn’t for the assholes around us it looked a lot like Flagstaff, AZ: beautiful trees, even white water rivers.

Q: So if there wasn’t a never ending war, someone could white water raft?

A: Oh yeah.

Q: Back to movies, did you see American Sniper?

A: No.

Q: In the film there’s a sniper who could shoot a guy a mile away. Didn’t that freak you out?

A: The only people who could do that would be our guys. The enemy were usually weekend warriors who weren’t capable of that sort of accuracy, thankfully. They had different ways of being annoying.

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