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Bakersfield veteran featured in National Geographic film

Posted at 10:02 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 01:02:40-05

Eddie Gonzales, a local Bakersfield veterans experienced in Iraq is being featured in a National Geographic film.

He was 20-years-old when he was station in Forthood, Texas before being send off to Texas.

It was suppose to be a peacemaking mission and that all changed after five days in being in Iraq.

April 4, 2004 was the day they got ambushed and several men lost their lives. It later became known as Black Sunday.

13 years later and Eddie will be reliving the experience on the big screen.

National Geographic made a mini movie series called 'The Long Road Home' based on the events that took place in Iraq on Black Sunday.