The story of A-Company 1/8 4th Infantry Division, US Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967. In the men's own words, through the stories they narrate, the film gives us insight into ... See full summary »
The story of A-Company 1/8 4th Infantry Division, US Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967. In the men's own words, through the stories they narrate, the film gives us insight into the time these men spent together and the bond they formed that remains unbroken to this day. The 4th Infantry Division is one of the only divisions that trained and retained its troops during the Vietnam War. The men of A-Company trained together for eleven months and served together for one year. Their story begins with basic training at Ft. Lewis Washington in 1965 and continues 40 years later at their last reunion in September 2007. Filming began September 27, 2007 in Houston, Texas during a reunion to honor First Sergeant David H. McNerney, who is the only living member of the 4th Infantry Division to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was celebrated by the men he trained and served with and who's lives he saved on March 22, 1967. Conceived by executive producer John A. Ponsoll, whose... Written by
Eric S. Dow
Honor in The Valley of Tears is captivating from start to finish in its nonfictional account of the Vietnam War. The amazing thing about the film is that the actual story, told by the heroes that lived it, grabs the viewers and takes them on a ride with a wide range of emotions! The real footage that is shown as these men go on and tell their story is fascinating and is a great complement to the interviews. By simply watching the film and listening to the words of the great leader Sgt. David McNerney, The viewers get a life lesson on what it really means to be a hero. The Documentary is well put together and makes the viewer want to go out and shake hands with any veteran who has or is currently defending our country.
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