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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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The Power of Reconciliation
25 September 2018 | by jaredneherSee all my reviews

A truly inspiring testimony of Vietnam War veterans, and how the power of reconciliation can bridge the gap of hostility. People often forget the aftermath war has on one's personal life, with regards to PTSD, chemical dependencies, and sleep deprivation. Through all this, these veterans have been able to return to their past, return to the land of so many terrible memories, and through the power of God's love, they have been able to say "my war is over." What an incredible journey!

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