Mail Call (2007): S08E11


Mail Call was a television program that aired on the History Channel. It was hosted by R. Lee Ermey, a retired United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant, answering viewers’ questions about military technology.

The show debuted on 04 August 2002 as part of the “Fighting Fridays” lineup. Most episodes were 30 minutes, but at some point episodes became 60 minutes.


The Gunny talks via satellite one-on-one with troops in Iraq. At the Atlanta, Georgia headquarters of the Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) and gets the scoop on the fight against the insurgency. Run by the US Army, DVIDS receives via satellite the combat camera and public affairs videotape of all operations involving the US armed forces with Lieutenant Colonel William Beckman, Staff Sergeant Amy Forsythe. Iraq – Lieutenant Michael Schulz, Corporal Ty Powell, Sergeant Kurt Edusada, Sergeant Louis Sanchez, Colonel Joie Stovie, Staff Sergeant Ajeem Pandey, Colonel Paul Sutherland, Corporal Andrew Ringbloom, 1st Lieutenant Douglas Connor, Colonel James Polo. He also meets civil affairs specialists and engineers installing a water purification system for a remote village. Captain Steven Hayden, Specialst James Anderson, Robert Anderson, Lieutenant Dana Melvin. Police – Staff Sergeant Michael Barnette, 1st Lieutenant Matthew Upperman, Corporall Thomas Swint, 2nd Lieutenant Jarrod Bailey, Gunnery Sergeant Herbert J. Kennedy, Bradley Sergeant Gordon Misner, Kristian Leibfarth, Private Carlos Cardona, Private First Class Donald Williams, Sergeant Kendrick Shunte, Captain David Sandoval, Specialist Alexandre Steban, Sergeant Ted Walters Finally, the Gunny pays tribute to Army Corporal Ozwarthy who was recently killed while serving in Iraq.

Mail Call Series

You can find a full index and overview of Mail Call here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 09 May 2007.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time:
    • 30 or 60 minutes (per episode with adverts).
    • 25 or 45 minutes (per episode without adverts).
    • 98 episodes at 30/25 minutes.
    • 18 episodes at 60/45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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