In September 2003, cameraman Michael Tucker moved into "Gunner Palace," the bombed-out Baghdad pleasure dome of Saddam Hussein's son Uday. The Army's 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment — the "Gunners" of the 2/3 FA — moved into this sprawling, obscenely gilded playground in the heart of Adhamiya, an insurgent-riddled neighborhood, after the fall of Hussein's regime. Tucker saw a rare — and dangerous — opportunity to record first-hand what most Americans experience only through heavily mediated news reports. Tucker, who narrates his own experiences in a tough-guy growl, believes that audiences weaned on reality-TV like Survivor
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