Episode 8: Old LA Tonight

I. Introduction – Greetings from the Common Veterans podcast – Hosts: Kenny, Jeff, Tony – Topic: Military movies, their accuracy, and the downtime in the military for movie-watching II. Introducing […]
November 14, 2023

I. Introduction

– Greetings from the Common Veterans podcast

– Hosts: Kenny, Jeff, Tony

– Topic: Military movies, their accuracy, and the downtime in the military for movie-watching

II. Introducing Tony, the Resident Navy Guy

– Tony's military background (8 years in the Navy, overseas service, instructor in Great Lakes)

– Banter about Tony being a “bud light drinker”

III. Military Downtime and Movie Watching

– Discussion about the hosts' experiences with movie-watching during military downtime

– Different perspectives based on the nature of their military roles

IV. Movies and Camaraderie

– Highlighting the camaraderie among military personnel

– Banter about different branches (Army, Air Force, Navy) and their stereotypes

V. Examples of Military Movies

– Mention of popular military movies and TV shows:

– **Tour of Duty (1987-1990)**

– **Operation Petticoat**

– **Gardens of Stone**

– **Last Full Measure**

– **The Great Beer Run**

– **Where Eagles Dare**

– **Eagle Has Landed**

– **Men of Honor**

– **Starship Troopers**

VI. Notable Mention: Inglourious Basterds

– Recognition of Quentin Tarantino's film as a humorous take on killing Nazis

VII. Personal Reflections on Military Movies

– Emotional impact and personal connections to military movies

– Mention of tear-jerking moments and laughter-inducing scenes

– Recognition of actors who delivered powerful performances in military roles

VIII. Perspectives on Modern Military Movies

– Common Veteran's emotional experience watching a recent military movie set in Afghanistan

– Discussion on why individuals with military backgrounds watch such movies despite the emotional impact

IX. Closing Thoughts

– Recap of discussed movies and themes

– Teaser for future podcast episodes and topics

– Gratitude for listeners and encouragement to share feedback

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Kenny

Christian. American. Father. Husband. Friend. Brother. Son. Grandson. Uncle. Cubs Fan. Digital.

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