The Long Road Home tells the story of the eight-hour battle in Sadr City on April 4, 2004, that followed the ambush of a newly-arrived American platoon. Told in real time through the eyes of untested soldiers in combat for the first time, their families anxiously awaiting news on the home front, and ordinary Iraqis trapped in the chaos of war, the series gives viewers an intimate and unforgettable portrait of what it's really like to go to war. Based on Martha Raddatz's acclaimed New York Times-bestselling book.
No Soldier Fights Alone
Did You Know?
The pilots used in the MEDEVAC scene were assigned to the actual Dustoff unit used for the mission in 2004. Although the HH-60M helicopter is not period correct, it is a C 2-227 AV aircraft. The medic and crew chief used in the scene are not actors, and were also C 2-227 soldiers. See more
Referenced in Heroes of the Long Road Home