TLBTV: The American Vision – Bastards’ Road: Connecting Veterans

With Guest - Jonathan Hancock, A Marine Veteran With A Special Story

The American Vision – Bastards’ Road: Connecting Veterans – With Guest – Jonathan Hancock, A Marine Veteran With A Special Story


Jonathan Hancock served with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment in Ramadi, Iraq in 2004. His unit suffered higher casualties, more than one in four, than any other unit during the Mid-East conflicts. Jon was deployed six times during his more than eight years in the Marine Corps. He returned to civilian life to continue his college education. However, there were obstacles in his road which he shares with us on The American Vision and in his soon to be released movie and the book he is writing of his experiences in combat and at home.

Jon is a natural storyteller overflowing with honesty, insight, heart and hilarity; and he is a bridge connecting veterans to all those who love them, to civilians struggling to understand them, and to the communities that support them.

A little over 14 years ago raider 3/2 joined the fight.

The Memory of Combat Never Fades.

After leaving the Marine Corps in 2009, Jon battled PTSD. He found himself caught in a cycle of anger, violence, alcoholism and isolation. In 2015, Jon embarked upon a 5,800-mile monumental walking journey across America.

He set out to visit fellow veterans and families of the fallen, while confronting his own demons alone on the open road.

Bastard’s Road: The Movie

Bastards’ Road is a documentary film currently in production about Jonathan Hancock and his journey walking across the United States in order to visit his brothers and the Gold Star Families of the fallen heroes of the 2nd Marine Battalion, commonly referred to as The Magnificent Bastards, that fought during the Battle of Ramadi in 2004. This storied 4th Marine Regiment, once known as the “China Marines,” has served in every conflict since World War II.

Making the Movie: Bastards’ Road

After learning of Jon’s walk, filmmaker Brian Morrison made numerous trips to accompany Jon at key points along his journey. Over the course of 12 months on the road, Morrison was able to capture bits and pieces of Jon’s story, which was slowly evolving into something that neither had anticipated it would become. Spending time with Jon and his Fox Company, 2/4 Marine brothers was a humbling and eye-opening experience for Morrison. He realized this was a story that needed to be told – not just for veterans struggling with PTSD, but for civilians as well.

Bastards’ Road, the Movie, won the 2018 Summer Award for a documentary by The ROGOVY Foundation. It is a completely self-funded project. Donations may be made to the Account or to: PO Box 3962, Crofton, MD 21114


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Trailer: (August 2017)

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About TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of  ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’

Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.

Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.

As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.

Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.

Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Proverbs 29:18


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