This was a special edition project that I did for the 2009 Marine Corps Birthday Message DVD. The video is an extended discussion with Sergeant Major Kasal on various ranging from childhood, leadership and brotherhood. The goal of making this was to gain a little insight on what the values are of a hero.
SgtMaj Kasal was the recipient of the Navy Cross for actions taken in Iraq on November 13, 2004 while he was the First Sergeant with Weapons Company 3/1.
His actions were documented by the photographer Lucian Read. Read's photo, taken as SgtMaj Kasal was being extracted from a Fallujah home, has since made SgtMaj Kasal an icon of the Iraq War.
This was filmed with a Canon XL2 and Sony ZIU and was edited on Avid Media Composer 3.0.