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Old 16 July 2019, 23:34
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The Last Full Measure - PJ William H. Pitsenbarger

Due out late October 2019. All IMDB says is "Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield." I hope they do his story justice.
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Old 17 July 2019, 08:09
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I think I am adding that to my “must watch” list
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Old 17 July 2019, 12:04
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Has a good cast with the notable exception of Peter Fonda. I'll still watch it but hopefully his presence doesn't ruin it.
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Old 17 July 2019, 16:03
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I hope they do his story justice.
The movie poster doesn't give me a lot of confidence.

Hopefully they had at least a couple of PJs as technical advisors, and hopefully they had the same discussion as the SEALs did with Berg when they made Lone Survivor.

https://youtu.be/9IYKbVp7h58?t=178
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Old 17 July 2019, 18:34
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The movie poster doesn't give me a lot of confidence.
Skimmed right over the obvious art error, because what's a Vietnam movie without Hueys? Wiki says there are "many" H-43s in the hand of private owners. FAA says 4 H-43s, and 2 of those are owned by Kaman. We'll see.
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Old 17 July 2019, 19:06
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Skimmed right over the obvious art error, because [b]what's a Vietnam movie without Hueys?[/url] Wiki says there are "many" H-43s in the hand of private owners. FAA says 4 H-43s, and 2 of those are owned by Kaman. We'll see.
Although, I saw this on a different site (european release?), so who knows. I suspect your Huey comment is spot on and they probably did it on purpose for the US release.

I generally just assume movies that deal with subject matter I'm familiar with are going to suck and hope i'm pleasantly surprised. BAT-21 is a textbook example.
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Old 18 July 2019, 18:37
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Ah, I'm not holding my breath on the helo based on this set picture.

As you go through the photos, there's an interesting mix of M-16s. Some have the original 3-prong flash suppressor, but there's a couple that are clearly M-16A2 with the round handguard and forward assist. Ah well.
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New trailer is out on IMDB. Unfortunately, it looks like the trailer is taking the story in a different direction, as "friendly fire", anti-war sentiment and Gov cover-up seem to be the reasons Pits wasn't originally awarded the MOH.

This story should be extremely compelling and stand on its own merit without having to throw in the anti-VN War sentiment and government cover up narrative. I will still see it, and this is only a trailer - so maybe I got it wrong. Are there any sources out there that point to a friendly fire incident? I couldn't find any.
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Retired PJ was one of the advisors, and he put info out that the UH-1 was used because they couldn't get any HH-43's.
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That's quite a cast. I'll give the Huey a pass depending on how they do with the rest.

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Are there any sources out there that point to a friendly fire incident? I couldn't find any.
Short artillery round.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Xa_Cam_My
https://www.washingtonpost.com
https://www.historynet.com/he-put-hi...ne-of-fire.htm
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That's quite a cast. I'll give the Huey a pass depending on how they do with the rest.



Short artillery round.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Xa_Cam_My
https://www.washingtonpost.com
https://www.historynet.com/he-put-hi...ne-of-fire.htm
Thanks. Apparently my google-fu is weak.
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Thanks. Apparently my google-fu is weak.
Mine too I guess. Took me a couple of hours to find those. Had the same question you did.
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New Trailer out.

Wow!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=Go8zI2sytEc
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Was there really a conspiracy to alter the events of the battle; to cover up misdirected artillery? Or is this being added or enhanced because the stories of valor are not enough .... according to Hollywood?
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Was there really a conspiracy to alter the events of the battle; to cover up misdirected artillery? Or is this being added or enhanced because the stories of valor are not enough .... according to Hollywood?
I can edit any more so sorry for another post but to add to the above....

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Based on the trailer, the story of getting Pitsenbarger's award upgraded to the Medal of Honor seems to be largely told through the perspective of Huffman, the Pentagon official played by Stan, who in the film discovers that documents pertaining to the mission are missing, or redacted, hinting at some broader conspiracy to keep them hidden.

"We shouldn't have even been there," Ed Harris says in the trailer. "Nobody should have. It was friendly fire. We were fighting our own men."

After watching the trailer, I hope that the above does not overshadow the story of Pitsenbarger.
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Think it ties it to it, since there was politics and some cover up
Initially if the event, that prevented him from getting the MOH.
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Short artillery round.
That's all I can find as well. Which is a far cry from "fighting our own men".
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That's all I can find as well. Which is a far cry from "fighting our own men".
Same thought.
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