When I began filming For the 25 I was looking for a way to live without the uniform. It was a pure attempt to reconnect with the men I spent sweaty nights with in a desert foxhole, the men I prayed for, the men who saved my life and the men who didn’t make it home.
The story had to be honest. It couldn’t just be the story of “over-there,” it had to be more than that, it had to explore the human experience of life after combat, the good and the bad. The happy memories are the ones we want to recount, but often it’s the awful truths that stay with us until that day we rejoin our brothers again.”