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Nat Geo Tells the Story of the 1st Cav's 'Black Sunday' in 'The Long Road Home'


The National Geographic Channel is currently filming a new drama series called The Long Road Home that's based on the 2004 in-country experiences of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, TX. They were ferociously ambushed on April 4th in Sadr City, Baghdad in an attacked that became known as "Black Sunday."

Nat Geo will premiere the first trailer for the series tonight during the final episodes of Genius but we've got it early here for our readers:


Based on ABC News journalist Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-selling book, the series will cut between the action on the ground in Iraq and on the home front back in Texas, where wives and families must wait 48 hellish hours for news, all the while expecting the worst.

The cast features Michael Kelly (House of Cards) as Lt. Col. Gary Volesky, Jason Ritter (Parenthood) as Capt. Troy Denomy, Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) as Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger, Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush) as Gina Denomy and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) as LeAnn Volesky.


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