The U.S. Army has finally closed the remote Afghanistan Restrepo outpost in the deadly Korangal Valley, where some 42 American service men have died. Named after a soldier who died in Afghanistan, the post was the setting for Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's unforgettable documentary Restrepo
, which debuted at Sundance and will be released in July by National Geographic Films
under new president Daniel Battsek.
The NYT story is a must-read; the movie is a must-see. My flip-cam interview with the heroic journalist/filmmakers is below.