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OKG Newsletter


Topic: navy

‘Quit writing like a crank’


Letters to the Editor

John R. Junger III
In response to Steve Finefrock’s “Liberals ‘blather without restraint,’” (Letters, March 30, Oklahoma Gazette):
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Act of Valor

By sea, by air, by land, with cheese.


Action

Rod Lott
“Based on real acts of valor,” Act of Valor may prove a better Navy recruitment film than action film in the short term. While not the first movie depicting Navy SEALs doing their thing, it's the first movie to do so starring actual, active-duty Navy SEALs. Seriously — for privacy reasons, their names aren't even in the credits.
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty

Controversy doesn’t lessen the impact of one of 2012’s best films.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Don’t trust the audience members.

Trusting them appears to be the cardinal sin of Zero Dark Thirty, a masterful, absorbing film dramatizing the CIA's 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. It has been at the center of controversy for its depiction of U.S. intelligence agents using “enhanced interrogation techniques,” otherwise known as torture.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lone Survivor

Peter Berg's Navy SEALs epic reminds us that war is hell while glorifying it, too.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Maybe it really is possible to have your cake and eat it, too. Lone Survivor, a dramatization of a real-life U.S. mission in Afghanistan that went horribly awry, somehow manages to chronicle a massacre of Navy SEALs while simultaneously transforming the experience into a fist-pumping recruitment tool.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Homebound angel track

A war veteran and triple-amputee in Edmond gets a lift — and a home — with help from actor Gary Sinise.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Edmond’s Rusty Dunagan has no regrets about his military service or losing three limbs during a combat patrol in Afghanistan nearly four years ago.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 
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