May 5, 2013 : For the 25 Documentary Released
“We took a lot of casualties,” said Logan Stark, 26, of East Lansing. “After that, you really had to come to grips with the fact that you might not be making it home.” Stark survived, but his haunting memories of what he experienced in Afghanistan stayed with him. They compelled him to make a 48-minute documentary as part of a class at Michigan State University, where he’s now a student on the GI Bill.
Stark explained to Michigan State University public affairs why he felt compelled to make his documetary:
““When you leave to go to Afghanistan, you have an idea of what it might be like, but there’s really no way to describe what actually happens. When people say war is hell, it is. The first time you get shot at, or the first time you see somebody get blown up, it just changes you forever.”
“For the 25” documents the journey to Sangin, Afghanistan and back for a group of Marines. The film was done as part of the Professional Writing program at Michigan State University with Dr. Bump Halbritter in the spring semester of 2013.
For more information, see Niraj Warikoo, “Afghan vet, now an MSU student, honors fallen Marines in documentary”, Detroit Free Press, May 25, 2013.
For another, see Katie Abdilla, “MSU student creates hit documentary”, State News, May 23, 2013.
“Student And Former Marine Sniper Create For The 25 War Documentary”, CBS Detroit, May 27, 2013.
Beth Ford Roth, “Marine Veteran Of Darkhorse Battalion Makes Documentary ‘For The 25’ (Video)”, KPBS Home Post : The Military Life, May 28, 2013.