"The Hornet's Nest" is not your typical military movie. It is actual footage taken from nine days of battle in Afghanistan and the perilous situation a group of soldiers found themselves in. Several men were killed in a dangerous and hostile environment, referred to as "The Hornet's Nest" by war photographer Mike Boettcher, who was embedded with the unit.
One of the men embedded with the unit featured in "The Hornet's Nest" was Chaplain Justin Roberts, who captured footage of Staff Sgt. Brian Burgess, who was killed in action on March 29, 2011.