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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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The first time I was honored to view this documentary I drove several hours to a small community theater, in the town of a dear friend who was one of the subjects. All through the showing I kept wishing I had brought more tissues. Having then met, and spoken with several of the men, helped make my own Vietnam experience, less hurtful. After purchasing this film, I have since watched it many times, lent it to friends, viewed it with friends and family and bought it as gifts. It will not help you understand the war. It may help you understand the love, and respect comrades in arms, (those "Band of Brothers") have for each other from any and every war. Particularly Vietnam -jim


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