“Off to War” is a great documentary following a National Guard Unit
through their tour in Iraq.
What sets “Off to War” different from other war documentaries is
the self told thoughts and stories of these men. Instead of the
narrator explaining to the viewer what’s happening, they allow the
soldiers to do it themselves. Which allows for a first person
account of what’s happening to these men. The movie also covers the home front and
how the wives, children, parents, and siblings have to deal with their
loved ones being over seas. It’s the closest you’re going to
get to experiencing a tour of duty in Iraq without actually serving.