Emmy-award winning 1987 documentary film featuring real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Film footage and news coverage augment the first-person “narrative” by men and women who were there. Based on the book of the same name.
It is one of the most moving chronicles I’ve seen. Several clips are included of the Golden Brigade arriving in Chu Lai, meeting with Westmoreland, in the field, at Bob Hope’s Xmas show at Bien Hoa, and at Hoc Mon bridge. The voices, the scenes, the music, the tears . . . you need to watch these – your family needs to watch.
Here’s a taste. Be surprised – and be patient – it might take a while to load.
Be sure to watch all 8 parts. Here’s the first. Try to watch them in order. There is sound missing from clip 5 at about marker 5:30 to 7:00 minutes.