Here’s a true story about a young soldier’s exceptional bravery and sacrifice made into pretty average war movie, insubstantial and TV-ish despite the appearance of some decorated Hollywood veterans. William Pitsenbarger was a 21-year-old air force medic killed on the battlefield in Vietnam in 1966 while nursing wounded soldiers – he had refused to be evacuated by helicopter. Writer-director Todd Robinson focuses on the campaign to get Pitsenbarger posthumously awarded America’s highest military award, the medal of honor. It’s an earnest film made with the best of intentions, but will perhaps be remembered as the last role for Peter Fonda, who plays a Vietnam vet with PTSD. Set mostly in the late 90s, it follows a flashy and ambitious Pentagon staffer, Scott Huffmann (Sebastian Stan), who is ordered to gather witness statements to Pitsenbarger’s heroism. The nod from top brass is not to push too hard for the medal, and Huffmann barely bothers to hide his boredom interviewing veterans. An air force buddy (William Hurt) remembers Pitsenbarger as an idealistic young man who wanted to make a difference. Samuel L Jackson is the officer whose men he rescued. Ed Harris and Fonda are soldiers he saved. These heavyweight actors, playing… Read full this story
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