0278 – Three Reasons I’ll Be Going to ‘See Act of Valor’ Again

This past weekend my wife and I found ourselves in a situation where we had built in baby sitting, a movie thearter close by, and a movie that I really wanted to see opening at the silver screen.  We put the kids to bed and took off to see ‘Act of Valor.’  It was worth the $23.00 it cost us to go to the show.  Of course ‘Act of Valor’ has been garnering a lot of attention as it is a story about SEALs starring SEALs in a time where America is in love with SEALs.  It seems like all is right in the world.  I hate to be just like everybody else, but I’m going to do it any way and tell you 3 reasons I will be heading back to the theater to catch ‘Act of Valor’ again.


  • Lou Chiodo Advanced Training Session April 28 and/or April 29

1. Technical Details

  • I don’t get a chance to see professional operators run their guns on missions very often
  • I am always looking for ways to do things more efficiently in the contexts that my students and I operate in
  • Gear is sweet

2. The Quotes

  • Wow, the writing was excellent.  Both the screenplay and the historical quotes that were selected to make the point of the movie
  • There really is no better record of our American Warrior Culture than the writings of our great warriors
  • I was hammering away on my phone getting new quotes to put up on my page.

3. A Reminder of the Sacrifice

  • The movie is fiction
  • Based on actual missions, actual SEALs, and REAL sacrifices
  • Read more about it over on ITS Tactical’s review of ‘Act of Valor’
  • These men and women make sacrifices on our behalf every day.
    • Comfort
    • Security
    • Safety
    • Emotional State
    • Families
    • Free Time
    • Blood
    • Sweat
    • Tears
    • Lives
  • All in the name of America.  For you and for me.  We best remember that.  Especially when those names roll across the screen.  I will go back just to sit and think about that.
  • Don’t forget it isn’t just the SEALs that are making these sacrifices.  The SOF community as a whole has gone all in for you and me.  Supported by a bunch of men and women and their families.
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