Posted in Latest Stories & Articles by H.L., Main Blog (All Posts) on October 4th, 2006 3:40 pm by HL
I have the first part of the Interview with Sgt. Zack Bazzi up, I will add the rest to it soon.
I went down to the Le Meridian Hotel in Beverly Hills today to meet Sgt. Zack Bazzi who was one of the main characters in “The War Tapes,” as well as the director of the film Deborah Scranton, There was a roundtable discussion of the film and the war with myself, and several journalists, Here is a transcript of the interview.
Q: What made you sign up for the service?
Bazzi: I joined at 18, which is probably the easiest enlistment for a recruiter. They give you a sales pitch, because infantry is the part of the army that they need the most recruits for. They try to gear you toward that. I just went up to the guy and said â€œHey, I want to join the Infantryâ€ (laughs)
I did it for several reasons; there are a lot of benefits to it. Education benefits but also for many implicit benefits like leadership, communications, and confidence. But I think the biggest reason is that I like it, itâ€™s just my personality. Itâ€™s challenging, you do a lot of really cool things, that youth likes like you get to jump out of helicopters in whatever countryâ€¦ girls like you andâ€¦.all that good stuff.
Q: The most difficult aspect of this for both of you was what?
Scranton: The most difficult aspect of this for me was hoping that they come home alive.