Manage episode 246326133 series 2615
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 146, originally published in May 2013.
It can be argued that Benjamin Busch is a modern-day Renaissance man. Not only has he served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, but he played Officer Anthony Colicchio on "The Wire" and appeared on "The West Wing" and "Homicide." Busch, inspired by a number of life-altering events, wrote "Dust to Dust," a beautiful meditation on war, loss and the larger questions of life and death, in which he chronicles his return from Iraq and the death of his parents. Busch served two combat tours in Iraq.
In this interview, Busch gives his takes on the wars overseas and their justification. He also discusses his experiences on "The Wire," which has such a rabid fan base. It’s pretty amazing that he came out of the military and became an actor.