In my interview on The Military Wire podcast with longtime Hollywood director Todd Robinson, he shares how in his latest film The Last Full Measure, one man clearly put aside his branch of service to simply do right. The film tells the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) medic who personally saved over sixty men in one of the bloodiest battles in Vietnam. But the movie goes beyond just the rescue mission. It tackles the many issues some wrestled with in Vietnam while also uncovering a “cover up” that, when exposed, brought closure to many.
I’m interested in seeing this film as it would seem to echo the heroic actions of Hugh Thompson Jr. at Mai Lai. It comes out on the 24th.