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American Soldier

American Soldier


CMT chronicles a small-town National Guard battalion as they are called to serve a tour of duty in Iraq, following a group of four weekend warriors who are unexpectedly called to make the ultimate sacrifice for God and country. It's a band of brothers for our times -- an intimate, revealing, real-time look at a group of tightly knit soldiers preparing, deploying and finally fighting through the triumph and torment of war-torn Iraq.

The show will also follow the lives of their families, friends and co-workers back home in small town Georgia, as they grasp to cope with the uncertainty of their soldiers' fates and the day-to-day difficulties of living without their fathers, husbands and friends.
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Final: 1x06 -- Somebody's Daddy (Dec/10/2005) [Special Airtime: 10:30 pm]


For the Georgia Guardsmen, the action is nonstop. In a convoy with Brig. Gen. Stewart Rodeheaver, the Guard comes under attack again when an IED [improvised explosive device] explodes on a Baghdad highway, injuring several soldiers. Jamey Chalker goes outside the wire again to retrieve the remains of a car bomb that blew up under Baghdad bridge, and the unit makes a tense visit to the center of a local town.

In the wake of the violence, Sergeant Larry O'Neal goes on emergency leave for the happiest of reasons -- his first child is about to be born. As he leaves the band of brothers to return to Georgia, the other men must make do with letters and diaries from home, including one in which Sergeant Steve Willis watches his daughter go on her very first date.

Missing home more than ever, the men hunker down with more than 10 months to go. Already changed by their experience, they are still united by their bond and their one biggest desire -- that they all make it back home to their families.
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