The Long Road Home

Martha Raddatz and Mikko Alanne speak during a press conference at Abrams gym at Fort Hood on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Raddatz is a New York Times best-selling author and her book "The Long Road Home" was made a miniseries by Mikko Alanne. It will be shown Nov. 7 on National Geographic.

FORT HOOD — The cast and crew of the National Geographic miniseries 'The Long Road Home' hosted a premiere screening for Fort Hood soldiers and families at Abrams gym Friday night.

The miniseries filmed at Fort Hood earlier this year follows a platoon of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, which was ambushed in Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad beginning on April 4, 2004, in a battle that would later become known as "Black Sunday."

During the ensuing six-hour evening battle, eight soldiers were killed and more than 60 were wounded.

Cast members who attended the screening included: Noel Fisher, Sarah Wayne Callies, EJ Bonilla, Jon Beavers, Jorge Diaz, Ian Quinlan and Darius Homayoun, along with Executive Producer Mike Medavoy; author and ABC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz; and executive producer and screenwriter Mikko Alanne.

Military veterans and soldiers portrayed in film, Eric Bourquin and Aaron Fowler, were also in attendance.

“The Long Road Home” miniseries premieres on the Nat Geo channel at 8 p.m. Nov. 7.

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