Throughout the entire mini-series the reporter from Rolling Stone Evan Wright is never referred to by his name. He is referred to only as Scribe, Rolling Stone or Reporter.
Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley: See Sergeant, we do shoot dogs in Iraq.
[reading a letter to his girl]
Sgt. Antonio Espera: I've learned there's two types of people in Iraq. Those who are very good. And those who are dead. I'm very good. I've lost 20 pounds, shaved my head, started smoking, my feet have half rotted off and I move from filthy hole to filthy hole every night. I see dead children and people everywhere, I function in a void of indifference. I keep you and our daughter locked away deep inside and I try not to look there. [to the reporter] Dog, you think that's too harsh?
Evan 'Scribe' Wright: Tony, you know, you think way too much.
Sgt: Goddammit Rudy! Go to your little quiet place and chant motherfucker!
Sgt. Antonio Espera: The priest told me it's not a sin to kill if you don't enjoy killing. My question is whether indifference is the same as enjoyment.
Sgt. Brad 'Ice Man' Colbert: All religious stuff aside. The fact is, people who can't kill will always be subject to those who can.
"It Ain't Easy" by Tupac Shakur
"Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre
"Fuck tha Police" by N.W.A.
"Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" by Ed Bruce
"Can I Kick It?" by A Tribe Called Quest
"The Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash
Several times throughout series characters give times as, for example, 2300 hours. Marines would only say 2300 since it is understood that the number relates to time and the word hours would be redundant. Other armed services like the Army and Air Force would use "hours" after the time.
Original International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: December 19, 2008 on HBO