Korengal

Synopsis: Picks up where Restrepo left off. Once again we meet the men of Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503nd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in 2007-8. They are deployed at one of the most dangerous places on earth - certainly the most dangerous place, at the time, for US forces: the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Journalist Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington were embedded with the 2nd Platoon of B Company and captured their daily lives.
Director(s): Sebastian Junger
Production: Saboteur Media
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IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
R
Year:
2014
84 min
Website
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Where I grew up, like,

in Oregon,

I was always up in Mount Hood,

snowboarding and skiing.

And when I was in Afghanistan,

whenever I looked

out at the mountains,

I didn't think, like,

"Afghanistan."

Oh, there's Taliban

roaming up there,

like, going into

their little caves,

"and they're about

to shoot at me."

Whenever I looked up there,

for the most part,

tried to think of back home,

something peaceful, you know,

something...

something nice.

For the last

Four and a half years,

the Korengal has been known as

Afghanistan's valley of death.

We're taking heavy fire from-

The valley was just too remote,

too difficult to resupply,

and too dangerous

like the isolated outpost

called Restrepo.

Fire in the hole!

Fire in the hole!

And from the bottom

of a mountain,

we watched Restrepo burn.

Is there anything

that you miss about Restrepo,

about the Korengal Valley?

Oh, yeah, I...

I'd rather be there than here.

I'd... I'd go back right now,

if I could.

I'd want to... I'd go back

the Korengal right now.

Get in the f*cking window.

Korengal Valley...

I always wondered why

I was in the Korengal.

But...

When you get told that

the bigger mission is that,

hey, you're not in the Korengal

to go and hunt the bad guys.

You're in the Korengal

so the bad guys come to you,

and you kill them.

It was just a valley.

It's a valley that is...

if you look from high above,

it looks like a quiet valley.

You look to your north,

your south, east and west,

it's just mountains,

it's rocks, you know,

and it was wooded.

Everybody thinks,

"you're over there?

Then you're in the desert."

No.

If you went a little north

of us, it looked just like...

like Colorado Springs,

like, Denver.

It was gorgeous.

But the minute I got there,

the minute I got off

the helicopter I got shot at.

I saw it from a distance,

it was beautiful.

Bullets came in,

"F*ck this place.

I want to go...

I want to go home."

That day, when we took over,

our Command Sergeant

Major Vimoto, he was at the Kop.

And he asked,

"Hey, where's my son at?"

He said, "You don't have to...

just show me where he's at,"

and you know, and I go up

on this ledge and stuff,

and I point down.

"You tell him I said hello.

I came out here."

I know he's out there on patrols

and doing his thing,

"and stuff like that, but you

tell him your dad said hello."

As soon as it

came across the net

and said we had a K.I.A.

I looked at First Sergeant,

I was like, "it's Vimoto."

I just lost

the Sergeant Major's son,

the brigade Sergeant Major's son

in my company,

the very first day

that I go out there

and the very first thing

I told them to go do,

where I'm the only one

in charge,

and I get his son killed,

I was, like... at a loss.

I mean, what do I do from here?

You lose somebody

that quickly in a deployment,

it kind of hits home,

like, whoa.

When's my turn then?

If he got killed this quick,

how many people are we going to

lose by the end of this?

As bad as it may be,

we have to continue, you know?

We can't sit there, you know,

and just cry.

And the thing...

we'll do that, you know.

If you're gonna cry, you do it.

You know what I'm saying?

If you're going to go

in a corner

and do what you have to do,

you go do it, you know?

But when I need you back

to be part of the team...

because the bad guys

are still there.

Tomorrow we going to go

on a different patrol,

and someone else is going to

try to take another shot at you.

The Korengal was a major highway

for all sorts of Taliban

and enemy activity.

It's been that way for years.

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