As a director, this project came about from my increasing frustration to know what was happen outside of Baghdad. I wanted to know if there was another side to this war. I wanted to feel and experience what an infantry marine rifleman was going through while serving in Iraq.

I enlisted in the marine corps to find out what was happening outside of the green zone. while I was making this documentry in Iraq, I was wounded and award the purple heart. After I returned to the united States, I spoke to my cameraman and editor about shooting the chicago marines for a look back
interview on what we went through. My crew and I found out that this was a story not been covered by the main stream media. I also wanted to make sense of the
tour of duty for the friends and familes
of marines in Iraq and back home.