Sebastian Junger hosts free screening of documentaries at National Infantry Museum

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger presents free screenings of two of his documentaries Tuesday at the National Infantry Museum’s IMAX theater.

“Korengal,” about combat in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, will be shown at 4 p.m., followed by “The Last Patrol” at 6:30 p.m. Both are rated R and run about 88 minutes each.

Junger, the author of “The Perfect Storm,” will meet audience members and answer questions between showings.

The two films round out a trilogy that began with “Restrepo,” which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010. “Korengal” played in Columbus theaters this summer, and “The Last Patrol” is currently being shown on HBO.

Like "Restrepo," "Korengal" follows the struggles of soldiers in Afghanistan, while "The Last Patrol" follows Junger as he hikes with combat veterans along railroad tracks from Washington, D.C., to Pennsylvania, discussing life, death and the complexities of war.

Junger visited Fort Benning in 2011 to sign copies of his novel, “War,” which was based on his experience as an embedded reporter with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the Korengal Valley.