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.
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?
SFC Hazard wears the 2nd award of the CIB, yet he states that 2LT Willow had always wanted to receive the "Combat Infantryman's Badge". He would know that the award is called the Combat Infantryman Badge - without the 's at the end. See more
Well, here's to us and those like us.
Damn few left.
Featured in Hollywood Vietnam
Streets of Laredo
Sung by Goody (James Earl Jones
), Willow (D.B. Sweeney
) and Hazard (James Caan
) as they return from the bar to the barracks after the fight. See more