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Unknown Soldier: Searching for a Father (2005)

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From HBO's "America Undercover." On June 30, 1969, Lt. Jack Hulme was killed in Vietnam, having never met his newborn son. Thirty years later, filmmaker John Hulme finally seeks out what ... See full synopsis »

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Brett Reilly ... Jack Hulme (voice)
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From HBO's "America Undercover." On June 30, 1969, Lt. Jack Hulme was killed in Vietnam, having never met his newborn son. Thirty years later, filmmaker John Hulme finally seeks out what happened to his father, and who he really was. From family members and childhood friends to the soldiers who fought beside him, John tracks down everyone, chasing his fathers ghost across the country. What he discovers is a life that mirrored a generations struggles...husbands vs. wives, soldiers vs. protestors, America vs. Vietnam. But he also finds wounds that are painfully fresh, especially his mothers. Together, using the accounts of first-hand witnesses, they travel back to Vietnam, to the place where Jack spent the last few moments of his lifeso they can finally come to terms with his death.

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6 June 2005 (USA)  »

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I am a Operation Iraqi freedom Veteran and will attempt to produce my own documentary, about the reserve/Guard experience. I'd like to get a copy of this film. I'll probably write a more complete review on what I just finished watching at another time. I'll be thinking about this film for a long time. Every once in a while, I think of my own experiences with many mixed emotions. I always appreciate the time I spend with other veterans. I hope everyone will thank a veteran each and every time they meet one, especially those of the Korean and Vietnam wars, as they were often vilified. Don't ever hate a veteran, but feel free to express your disappointment of world leaders, it's one of the reasons we wore the uniform.


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