by Emily Luxen
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Just in time for Memorial Day, a new movie gives audiences a front row seat to the war in Afghanistan.
“The Hornet’s Nest” features soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division as they took on a mission known as “Operation Strong Eagle III” in Afghanistan in 2011. The mission was planned as a single-day strike, but turned into 9 days of intense fighting.
“This operation was probably the hardest fight I have ever experienced,” said retired Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Fields, who is featured in the film.
Two embedded journalists followed troops through each battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan’s dangerous Kunar Valley.
“They were there personally involved with it,” said Fields. “They were on the ground when it happened. When our boots were muddy, their boots were muddy.”
Fields said the result is an authentic film that will help audiences understand what soldiers face on a daily basis.
“Seeing the movie makes me want to have everyone run out and see it,” said Fields. “Hollywood can’t make a film like this. Every time I see it, it’s an emotional roller coaster.”
"The Hornet’s Nest" is currently playing at the Regal Stadium 16 in Clarksville, and Hollywood 27 in Nashville.
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