Skip to main content

Giveaway: 12 STRONG DVD

Truth be told, I will look the other way, close my eyes, or change the channel with lightning speed if I see those Twin Towers on 9/11 replayed on television.

However, this day I watched:


12 Strong.



And there it is...the twin towers, on the television, in the living room of a family, getting their daughter ready for school when she said, Daddy look and pointed to the television. As the dad looks, and the mom looks at what has just happened in New York City...and around the USA, their faces are emotionless. 


  • 19 "men" attacked The United States of America on September 11, 2011.
  • 12 Strong Special Forces Men volunteered to be the first to fight back on September 12, 2011.

The 12 Special Forces men are in Northern Afghanistan. Dropped by helicopter into rugged terrain, changing weather, and communication difficulties due to the mountains.

Now looking for their escort-allies in an unfamilar land, not knowing who is friendly or who is at war. The escort is found. He has six horses for the men to ride. There are 12 men, so 6 stay at camp until all have a horse. 


There are tragic scenes in the film of women, children, and husbands that plead for their life. Civilization is not present since The Taliban has taken over and has allies with Al Qaeda.

 They believe there are riches in heaven and kill as they see fit.

12 Strong. With navigation and jets that drop bombs on the war areas, the fighting has begun. The navigation is not always on spot/strategic info is not shared from their escort. This goes for supplies that are air dropped as well. The locals steal the supplies, and the Special Forces end up buying back their own supplies.


12 Strong are 12 men that lived to tell their tale. But wait, this tale is bigger than you or I can imagine. Riding horses, the men charged the Taliban camp and destroyed it. 12 men. 12 Strong men. 


Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworthis given a piece of the tower to take with him as a reminder, for strength, and for freedom. He doesn't bring the piece back with him, he buries it in the sand after the Taliban camp has been destroyed.





12 STRONG -- SYNOPSIS

12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks.  Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. 

In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers.  Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

12 Strong Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
  • 12 Strong: The Making of an Impossible Mission
  • Monumental Effort: Building America’s Response Monument
***************************************************************

  • GIVEAWAY: ENTER USING THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET.
  • ONE ENTRY WILL BE A RANDOM SELECTION.
  • DVD/BLU RAY WILL BE SENT TO STREET MAILING ADDRESS. 
  • NO POST OFFICE BOXES. 
  • MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER AND WIN. OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF CONTIGUOUS USA. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of 12 STRONG for the purpose of this post. The comments and views are my own.

Popular posts from this blog

Giveaway of New Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toliet Cleaner to three lucky winners.

  Let's talk about cleaning toilets. Hmm, I'd rather not talk about that, or clean them. However, I don't want dirty toilets in our house, so I have to clean all three of them. I'd clean four or five because I really would like two downstairs bathrooms in my next house. We have one powder room on the first floor and two full baths upstairs.I'd like three full baths upstairs. Why in the world would I want to clean all that? Who knows, but having a product that can help out cleaning the three we currently have in my house is greatly appreciated. Soft Scrub ®  is honestly amazing me with their new and improved products. I've learned about them in the past few months from trying them out and writing reviews. My kitchen sink has never shined so much, the bathrooms are cleaner, and now Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care is now here! It is new, it smells nice, and it is so easy to use. Just clip it on the side of the bowl, make sure it is in the flow of water when the toil

Win an Ultimate prize pack from Betty Crocker Ultimate Meals and Mixes

So, how's the dinner time prep going? The kids are back in school, and  then after school is sports, band practice. Do you have the taxi light on top your car on? Sound familiar? I can relate. Those nights of soccer practice and games kept us moving. I am the late afternoon here on the East Coast, and glad to have my dinner thoughts together. How did I do it? The ultimate way, with new Ultimate Hamburger Helper from Betty Crocker ®, that's how. I whipped up, I'm calling it that, because it was easy to prepare and cook. I made Ultimate Hamburger Helper Three Cheese Marinara. Easy to understand directions are on the back of the box, and don't forget to cut out the Box Tops For Education Label before you toss the cardboard into your recycling bin.   How to make this warm hearty meal for your family: open a box of Ultimate Hamburger Helper Three Cheese Marinara Brown 1 pound ground beef in a skillet. I used organic ground beef. In that same skillet, add and stir in: 1 cup o

Giveaway of Three Copies of Les Misérables on Blu Ray DVD combo Pack

You know that part of a DVD that prompts you to select play, scenes, bonus, set up while bits of the movie play? I did not get past that for several plays through the song "Do you hear the people sing" with  people of France waving their flag, and singing about they will not be slaves again.  The song is so moving, so powerful. It can stir up your the strength within your soul, it can remind you of the freedom of being an American, and it can bring you to tears of sadness, happiness, and joy. Now on to select play: I saw Les Misérables at the preview screening last year and was captivated, motionless in my seat. The DVD has the same effect. You'll be taken back to another place, another time. The cast is perfect, the singing is moving, and the scenery is real old world "Paris". As I watched Les Misérables it's a reminder to myself, a wake up call for us all to be humble, be better. To forgive each other, let go of our egos, help each other at times of need,