Roll Hard is the unflinching tale of a misfit group of security contractors who had been kicked off the “Pretty Boy” details that guarded the CIA and the State Department in Iraq. Their unglamorous and very dangerous job was to run the few miles between the Green Zone and the Baghdad International Airport. As back up they had the Little Bird pilots, former Special Operations pilots and helo-borne snipers who feared nothing and itched for a good fight.
Real Stories. Real Contractors.
Despite the 68 attacks a week on Route Irish, Pelton and the Mamba Team (named after their slow moving armored vehicles) survived the daily attack of snipers, RPGs, IEDs, suicide bombers. At night they unwind on the rooftop, drinking Coronas and listening to the sound of car bombs, mortar attacks and firefights below. One of the men has a dark story and is suffering from survivor’s guilt, another discovered a father’s love too late, others deal with domestic, financial and personal issues in between just staying alive.