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Honor in the Valley of Tears (2010)

 -  Documentary  -  13 May 2010 (USA)
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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 »

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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

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"We all won the Medal of Honor that day. I just have the privilege of wearing it."

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Emotional, yet uninflected look into some incredibly brave men
13 March 2010 | by (Underwater) – See all my reviews

Very well put together documentary about a small group of US army soldiers who though outnumbered, managed to defeat NVA opposition in what became known as the Valley of Tears. Many Americans sacrificed their lives in Vietnam and this Doc sheds some light on just a handful of who these people were, told through the heartfelt words and tear jerking accounts of those who survived this tragic onslaught. Lead by Congessional medal of honor winner, Sgt. David McNerney, these men carved their way into the history books with their own two hands, under the leadership of one of the most inspiring and courageous military leaders, ever to fight in any war, anywhere. This movie is a stunning tribute to those men and their bravery.


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