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Documentary filmmaker and former Marine Miles Lagoze wants to show what it’s really like in combat so that people will stop glamorizing the experience.

He says his controversial new film, "Combat Obscura," does just that.

“I think ... veterans of this war (Afghanistan) are at a point where we’re sick of the hero worshipping and the sugarcoating of the experience and a lot of us are sick of people saying, ‘thank you for your service,’ without actually getting in a real conversion about what we did and what happened,” Lagoze told Stars and Stripes in a wide-ranging interview.

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“Combat Obscura” aims to change the “sanitized and sanctified view of the military,” by showing viewers what combat is actually like, he said.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

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