Vietnam Lost Films: Episode 1: The Beginning [1964-1965]

Vietnam in HD (known as Vietnam Lost Films outside the US) is a 6-part American documentary television miniseries that originally aired from November 8 to November 11, 2011 on the History Channel. From the same producers as WWII in HD, the program focuses on the firsthand experiences of thirteen Americans during the Vietnam War. The thirteen Americans retell their stories in Vietnam paired with found footage from the battlefield. The episodes premiered on three consecutive days, with two episodes per day. The series is narrated by Michael C. Hall.

Individuals Featured in the Documentary

Barry Romo
(Voiced by Adrian Grenier) A recently graduated lieutenant in the 196th Infantry Brigade, serving in Vietnam from Summer 1967 – Spring 1968. Romo was awarded a Bronze Starfor his efforts saving wounded men from his platoon. Following the death of his cousin, Romo became involved in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and participated in demonstrations, including throwing away his medals earned in Vietnam.

Joe Galloway
(Voiced by Edward Burns) A combat reporter for United Press International during the Vietnam War. Embedded with the 1st Cavalry Division during the Battle of Ia Drang Valley. Galloway received a Bronze Star in 1998 for repeatedly disregarding his own safety to rescue wounded soldiers under fire. Galloway was the only civilian decorated by the U.S. Army with a Bronze Star with Valor during the Vietnam War.[1]

Bob Clewell
(Voiced by Dean Cain.) A US Army officer, serving as an advisor to the ARVN from 1964.

Keith Connolly
(Voiced by Kevin Connolly.) An F-100 Super Sabre pilot stationed in South Vietnam in 1965. Connolly took part in the first massive bombing campaign, Operation Rolling Thunder. He returned to Vietnam in 1969 for his second tour of duty, this time flying a F-4 Phantoms bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Charles Brown
(Voiced by Blair Underwood.) As a platoon sergeant in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Brown led search and destroy missions until being injured by a booby trap. Brown later returned to his unit and fought in the Battle of Đắk Tô in November 1967, including the bloody fight on the slopes of Hill 875. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions during the Battle of Đắk Tô and Hill 875.

Anne Purcell
(Voiced by Jennifer Love Hewitt.) Wife of a US Army colonel who became a prisoner of war during the Tet Offensive.

Raymond Torres
(Voiced by Jerry Ferrara.) A Navy Corpsman attached to the 26th Marine Regiment, who was deployed to aid the Marines at the Battle of Khe Sanh. He was eventually wounded himself by a grenade during fighting at Hill 861A.

Elizabeth Allen
(Voiced by Tempestt Bledsoe.) A trauma nurse stationed on Pleiku Air Base during the Tet Offensive.

Arthur Wiknik
(Voiced by James Marsden.) After being drafted, Wiknik is sent to Vietnam in Spring 1969, serving as a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division. Only days after his arrival, his company becomes involved in the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

Karl Marlantes
Voiced by Zachary Levi.

Donald DeVore
Voiced by Glenn Howerton.

Gary Benedetti
Voiced by Armie Hammer.

Jim Anderson
Voiced by Dylan McDermott.

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