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CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2011 -- As Army Reserve Soldiers barreled down a busy downtown street in several Humvees, they fired their crew-served weapons and dumped thousands of rounds of ammunition and grenade casings onto an already littered pavement.


It was scene straight out of a Hollywood movie -- literally.


Twenty-five Soldiers assigned to the Columbus, Ohio-based 391st Military Police Battalion were battling bad guys with Captain America and his Avengers superheroes during an intensive battle scene that will soon play out in movie theaters worldwide in 2012.


The Soldiers, who fall under the Fort Meade, Md.-based 200th Military Police Command, recently spent a week with Hollywood cast members and an Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Los Angeles military liaison officer to give more realism to the movie role of the military police.


"The combat scenes had great realism," said Lt. Col. John Clearwater, deputy director for OCPA-LA. "It's a tribute to the U.S. Army Reserves and the veteran 391st MP Battalion. They rocked the streets of Cleveland with their 50-caliber machine guns and Mark-19's. The film crew was blown away by their firepower and teamwork."




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