In the late 60s, during the Vietnam War, the idealistic soldier Jackie Willow arrives at Fort Meyer expecting to go to the Academy and then to the Vietnam War. Jackie is the son of a veteran sergeant and soon he becomes the protégé of the former friends of his father, Sergeant Clell Hazard and Sergeant Major 'Goody' Nelson. Jackie is promoted and gets married with his childhood friend Rachel Feld, to recommend Jackie to the Academy. He is promoted to lieutenant and asks to go to the Vietnam, returning to the Arlington National Cemetery. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It was a dangerous time to be young. An impossible time to be a hero.
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Did You Know?
The film's closing credits declare: "Special thanks to the Honor Guards and Bands of all Services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, for their pride and devotion in attending the last call for their fallen comrades at Arlington National Cemetery". See more
Sgt. Major Nelson isn't wearing the National Defense Service medal ribbon. Created in 1953, he should have it and a star attachment denoting his service during Korea and Vietnam. See more
The peace loving people of Vietnam, My Ass. A more bellicose race of people i have never known
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Written by Norman Whitfield
and Barrett Strong
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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