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By War & By God (2016)

The remarkable account of Vets who return to Vietnam with a very different mission...


Kent C. Williamson
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Michael Bernardo Michael Bernardo ... Self
Pat Cameron Pat Cameron ... Self
Dave Carlson Dave Carlson ... Self
Phil Carney Phil Carney ... Self
Cal Dunham Cal Dunham ... Self
Walt Griffin Walt Griffin ... Self
Roger Helle Roger Helle ... Self
Tom Love Tom Love ... Self
Bob Peragallo Bob Peragallo ... Self
Jim Proctor Jim Proctor ... Self
Steve Scott Steve Scott ... Self
Bill Steele Bill Steele ... Self
Sandy Sturch Sandy Sturch ... Hersel
Chuck Ward Chuck Ward ... Self


How does war shape a man? The Vietnam conflict was long ago, but its impact lives on and the battles continue in the hearts and minds of the U.S. soldiers who were there. In the jungle heat, the sweat, and the blood they became men. But today, over 40 years later, Vietnam is the land where these men become heroes. Nominated for a regional Emmy® Award, By War & By God tells the traumatic, yet redeeming story of a small group of soldiers whose lives were forever shaped by war, but whose faith has led them back to Vietnam to love, serve, and care for the people of that beautiful land. Through first-person interviews, archival war footage, and present-day on-location filming, the stories of these amazing "Vets with a Mission" exemplify the good that can come from a handful of lives that are touched By War & By God.

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In 2016 By War & By God won Best of Show at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival. In addition it won the Human Spirit Award, Best Direction (Kent C. Williamson, Best Editing (James Burgess), and Viewer Impact Awards for Content, Message, Delivery, and Research. See more »

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A Story of Redemption and Reconciliation
26 September 2018 | by timandsandy-67534See all my reviews

Vietnam and the war that occurred there permanently scarred a generation. The justification for our involvement and the manner in which the war was conducted left much to be desired. The soldiers that served there had their lives forever altered. The Movie, 'By War and By God' tells the story of soldiers who served there and returned to serve the Vietnamese people with 'Vets With a Mission.' The historical news clips at the beginning set the stage by recounting the setting of the Vietnam War. The story weaves firsthand accounts of soldiers who have returned to Vietnam as part of the mission of 'Vets With a Mission.'

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