A soldier in the gripping war documentary Korengal says, “I’m not doing this for recognition from my country. I'm not doing this so someone goes ‘Wow, those guys are really patriotic. Those guys are really brave.’ Truthfully, I could give a shit what anybody thinks, except for those guys to my left and my right, ‘cause that’s what it's about. Those guys are what it's about.’”
Korengal is the second of a trilogy from Sebastian Junger that looks at the American soldiers who have battled in Afghanistan’s remote Korengal province. The contested hilltop that these men fought and died over was abandoned by U.S. forces a few years later.
Junger’s focus, however, isn’t geopolitics: He highlights the intense brotherhood that these men forge in the field and struggle to leave behind when they return home.