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Honoring Army 1st Cav Heroes in ‘The Long Road Home’

The National Geographic Channel‘s new 8-part event series The  Long Road Home premieres tonight, November 7th. Based on ABC News journalist Martha Raddatz’s best-selling book, the drama stars Michael Kelly, Kate Bosworth, Jason Ritter, Jeremy Sisto and Noel Fisher.

The Long Road Home chronicles April 4, 2004, the day that is known as the Iraq War’s “Black Sunday.” The First Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad. The series follows the men in action and the reactions of their families back home in Texas.

Military.com’s Hope Seck attended the premiere last week at Fort Hood and reports on how NatGeo recreated Sadr City at Fort Hood for the filming. She also talked with the real men and women portrayed in the show and some of the actors who played them.

Tributes to ‘Black Sunday’ Vets at Premiere of ‘The Long Road Home’

Everything But the Smell: How NatGeo Built an Iraqi City at Fort Hood

Actors Embrace Army Life in ‘The Long Road Home’

SpouseBuzz’s T.T. Robinson reports from the show’s Los Angeles premiere:

Why ‘The Long Road Home’ Is One Military Drama You Need to See

And check out this documentary about the making of The Long Road Home:

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