Sundance Winner Restrepo Shows Meaning of a South Florida Kid's Death in Afghanistan
Juan "Doc" Restrepo, a 20-year-old Army medic from Pembroke Pines, appears only twice in the new documentary bearing his name. On a train in Italy, he mugs for the camera. South Beach shades cover his eyes, and a huge grin spreads across his face.
"Tune in next time, where we're still going to be lovin' life -- and getting ready for war," Restrepo says to the camera.
A few weeks later, shortly after his platoon arrives in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, two bullets shatter Restrepo's face. He dies in a helicopter on the way to a hospital.
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