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Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic (US)
1 Season, 9 Episodes
November 7, 2017
Action, Drama, Mini-Series
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  • The rescuers finally punch through to the stranded platoon, but the battle hasn't finished taking its toll, both in Sadr City and at Fort Hood.

  • With a diminishing supply of ammunition, Bourquin struggles to signal helicopters in a desperate attempt to get the men out alive.

  • Tomas Young learns about the realities of war, beginning a lifelong struggle through which he'll touch countless lives.

  • Jassim's troubled past is revealed and his allegiances tested. Aguero is forced to make a choice that scars his platoon for the rest of their lives.

  • Before Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger's deployment, he is overcome by a strong premonition that he will die in Iraq.

  • Denomy leads the first rescue into Sadr City under heavy fire. It's clear the locals have been preparing for this ambush for weeks.

  • Lt. Shane Aguero and his platoon take refuge in an Iraqi house and set up defensive positions. Volesky and Denomy launch a rescue mission. At Fort Hood rumors of an attack start circulating.

  • It's the first day on patrol for Task Force Lancer when troops under Lt. Shane Aguero are ambushed during a routine sanitation mission.

  • Go behind the scenes and on the set of National Geographic's new scripted series, The Long Road Home. Hear from the real soldiers and families and see how the events of Black Sunday are being brought to life thirteen years later.

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