Even now, when I look back on some of the things we experienced, I'm like, 'Man, did that really happen?
Going into Iraq, he said his concept of war was mainly based on what he'd seen in the movies.
Ramadi isn't a place that a lot of journalists go to ...
and you get a different perspective when you get it from a Marine.
It definitely [is] not going to get as much exposure [as] something shown on the nightly news or anything, but the people he shows are going to be getting an uncut perspective." Lyon's digital camera came in handy on patrol as a means of photographing suspicious people for intelligence agents to pore over.
But once home, he compiled almost 100 clips from the war, a combination of footage shot by others that he downloaded and his own video, such as a clip of a truck driving over an IED. "Most people don't what it is like to really hit one." Lyon also posted shots of an insurgent bomb hitting a U. observation post and a slideshow overview of his seven-month tour, set to the music of AFI and (hed) p.e. But that hasn't stopped war junkies from seeking the coverage out.