“From the creator of “The Wire”, HBO brings you “Generation Kill“, the true story of the highly trained Marines of First Recon Battalion; following them through the first 40 days of the Iraq war.”
Above is a photo of Sgt. Tony “Poke” Espera played by Jon Huertas.
Rank: Sgt., Assistant Team Leader
Humbee 2 Bravo: Passenger, Front
Hometown: Riverside, CA
I tried finding this clip on YouTube but no luck. In one episode, he’s talking to Evan Wright, writer for Rolling Stone and says,
“Dawg, I was like 13 or 14 hanging around the neighborhood, I grew up in, just east of L.A., we saw some cholos from another hood and we thought we was all hard gang banger wannabees, so we started saying “Fuck off yo, Fuck off” throwing and flashing signs to them and stuff, so they start throwin down on us, kicking our little asses then some of the older dawgs from my hood came out, took and grabbed those fools and took one behind Tasty Freeze and stabbed him up with a screwdriver and killed that cholo. See… generally white people, they don’t drag a dude behind a Tasty Freeze and stab him to death with a screwdriver. So after that day I decided, I’m a hang with white people.”