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 ...
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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.
I watched this movie on HBO a couple of months ago. I re-watched it a couple nights later when my wife came in to watch it. She knew I had been moved deeply when I first viewed the movie. I was in Vietnam in 1968. I was a support person and didn't really see that much action. We did get shot at a few times and one time a couple of guys were wounded when our KP shack took a direct hit. The interviews with the filmmaker's mother and the family of his father are gut-wrenching sometimes. But, they always ring true. When the filmmaker finally finds a soldier that served with his dad in Vietnam it really gets heavy. Stories like this can't be made up. Tremendous moving film about one of the many true American "heros". I am looking for this on DVD. Many great moments, a fabulous documentary.
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