|By PR Newswire||
|March 26, 2014 07:35 PM EDT||
NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 50 years has passed since the first troops arrived at South Vietnam, and many stories have yet to this day been told to the mass public.
"The Boys of '67", a book by Andrew Wiest, has been brought to life by a film, "Brothers In War" by Lou Reda Productions, and will air on March 26, at 8pm ET/PT on National Geographic Channel. The book tells the story of Charlie Company, one of the last combat infantry units to be drafted together, trained together, and deployed to fight together on enemy soil.
These men became a tight unit, whose friendships broke down barriers of socioeconomic differences, uniting every man, including those of color that never bonded or had integrated with whites before. All those things didn't matter, as they were not only fighting for our country, they were fighting to survive, and make it back home alive.
For over one year, home movies and archival military footage captured their daily lives. From horsing around in the barracks, to telling jokes and listening to music, a lighter side is revealed that we all relate to, until we see the ugly reality, and the true flip side of war.
Their mission: to patrol the Delta's massive network of waterways, dense jungles, and rice paddies in order to seek out and destroy the 82,000 enemy soldiers who pervaded the region. You never heard about their victories, especially the one battle that left 250 enemy dead compared to our 11. At home, many Americans were too busy protesting to recognize the bravery of our men, and the victories they did have in spite of all the adversity and challenges only a foreign and dense jungle could bring.
They were caught in the middle of their duty, and guilt to kill, as were the villagers in the Delta that were damned if they helped the Viet Cong, and damned to help the boys of Charlie Company.
The movie, through unprecedented archival footage acquired and obtained by Lou Reda Productions, (an archival collection unrivaled and paralleled by no other in the U.S.), this footage, shows it all: the horror, the pain, and the lighter moments that made a group of men bond as brothers in the arms of war.
Fittingly narrated by Charlie Sheen, and combined with the personal narratives of those "brothers" that are alive today, "Brothers in War" helps us all to understand not only the bond they shared and still have today, but also the bravery they exhibited both on enemy territory, and at home when they returned to face angry protestors.
It has taken over 50 years for these men to tell their story, and finally receive the standing ovation they got this past weekend at the film premiere at the Grosvenor Auditorium at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. We all can ask, "Why? Why did we send these men in the first place", but the more important question to ask, is "Why did we not receive these heroes back to the U.S. with open arms?"
Sometimes the enemy lines can get very blurry, and geography can have little to do with the war you really are fighting. These men fought with bravery, then, and when they returned home. And to those that lost their lives, we remember; and to those that still stand, we salute you, and try wholeheartedly to grasp and understand all you went through, then, today, and now.
Brothers in War can be seen on National Geographic Channel, Wed. March 26th at 8pm. Written for the screen by Liz Reph, edited and sound design by Steve Heffner and Tom Donnelly, and additional sound design and re-recording mixing by Jacques Boulanger, these talented individuals brought the magic to the screen this story deserved. It takes special people to tell special stories.
Don't miss it tonight on Nat Geo Channel.
About Holly Grace:
Holly Grace is Vice President of Business Development and In-house Producer at Creative Audio Post. http://creativeaudiopost.com/our-people/
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