'The Hornet's Nest' Puts You on the Battlefield

A father and son journalist team captured never before seen footage of soldiers in Afghanistan.
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the holiday when we remember those who sacrificed their lives in combat. A new major motion picture is out tomorrow. It focuses on the war in Afghanistan, as seen through the eyes of soldiers on the front lines. It was shot by our ABC colleagues, father and son journalists, who captured a raw, up close look at the humanity of our armed forces. "Follow me," a powerful and haunting song from country megastar, wynonna. ? Through the shadows of death ? Reporter: Written for a new film called "The hornet's nest," a raw and emotional look at the war in Afghanistan. We have landed in the hornet's nest. Go, go. Reporter: It was shot and produced by our ABC news colleagues Mike Boettcher, a veteran conflict journalist, and his son, Carlos. I felt that we needed to more fully tell the stories of the men and women in uniform there. And the only way to do it, was to be there with them full-time. I told him, I wanted to be with you. I want to go with you. I want to do this with you, dad. Reporter: For two years, beginning in 2009, Mike and Carlos embedded with U.S. Troops. Snipers firing from the tree line over there. We were under heavy fire. And we didn't know if the other one was alive or dead. Reporter: Documenting the unparalleled heroism of the men and women who fight side-by-side, and follow one another into battle. Americans go out there now. And god bless them. Say, thank you for your service. But they don't have a clue what they're thanking them for, really. That's why I wanted to make a film that will show you exactly what it means. So, the next time you say thank you for your service, you'll know what the heck you're thanking them for. I asked these wonderful servicemen to come in. I saw them outside. And it was so perfect, with you, wynonna. Not playing at all. Here with wynonna, a dear friend, and her husband, cactus. You saw "The hornet's nest." They became much big supporters of the film, they decided to perform a song. You have always gone out and really been there for people who serve our country. Music is the backdrop for peacetime and war. And I tell my children every day how blessed we are to have freedom. This is about healing and community and fellowship. Appreciate you guys and the women. So, you're absolutely right. I stood up and show up. You show up. And how this all came about, act cactus, very interesting story. I was in a gym in L.A. She was doing "Dancing with the stars." I was working out. I had a motorcycle accident, which happened a year and a half ago. I was walking around with a walker, not my favorite in L.A. In a gym, everyone's beautiful. And a guy was standing in the corner, the producer of this film. And I came walking by. And he said, are you a vet? I said, I'm a musician. He says, you have to come see this movie. And we talk about wy and I writing a song. Tell us about "Follow me." As you know, from experience, when life hands you something, you have to make a choice. And these men made a choice to follow their leader down into the pits of hell. I don't know if I can do that. I don't know about y'all. But these men went where I don't know that I could. It's down in the hornet's nest, where they're surrounded by Taliban and to save their brother. And -- brothers. And I just -- It was great to see the leader. "Follow me," it hit me. I'll go, if you follow me. All right. "The hornet's nest" opens in select theaters tomorrow nationwide. Never been done before. All soldiers. No actors. We're saying no actors.

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