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Title Medal of honor [videorecording] / co-production of Florentine Films/Sherman Pictures, WETA and the Washington Post Company ; directed and produced by Roger Sherman.
Imprint [Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Home Video, 2008.
Edition Widescreen.
Book Jacket
 IRC Collection  DVD UB433 .M43 2008    AVAILABLE


Call # DVD UB433 .M43 2008
Phys. Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det DVD, region 1; widescreen (enhanced); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Note Closed captioned; optional video description for the blind.
Special features (1 hr. 48 min).: additional interviews. -- Everyday realities -- Combat and casualties -- Fear -- War follows you -- Receiving the medal -- Rubin refuses release -- Medals since Vietnam -- Mothers of soldiers.
Performer Narrator, Alfre Woodard.
Credits Cinematographer, Roger Sherman ; editor, Julie Weber ; writer, Jerry Adler ; original music, Teese Gohl.
Note Includes limited public performance rights - license information on file in the library.
Summary Traces the history of the Medal of Honor from its inception during the Civil War through the Iraq War. Focuses on the stories of a valiant few: Sgt. Paul Smith who died protecting his company at the Baghdad Airport; a Holocaust survivor who single-handedly defends a hill during the Korean War; a Navy SEAL, a veteran of the Vietnam War, who swam for two hours in the ocean, carrying his wounded comrades to safety; a Marine at Iwo Jima who used a flamethrower to silence seven Japanese bunkers. Includes the story of the woman who won the Medal during the Civil War and then lost it.
Contents Hershel Williams / Iwo Jima -- Looking back : Civil War -- Beginning of World War I -- How one gets the Medal -- Since Vietnam -- Maverick -- Can anyone be a hero -- Fear -- Determination -- Vietnam -- THe only woman -- Drew Dix -- Charles Liteky -- War heroes and pacifists -- Heroism beyond combat -- Medals long overdue.
Audience Not rated.
Subject Medal of Honor -- History.
Military decorations.
United States -- History, Military.
Alt Author Sherman, Roger M., 1951-
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
Florentine Films.
Sherman Pictures.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Washington Post Company.
PBS Home Video.
ISBN 0793694981
Isbn/Issn 841887009997
Music # MEDH601 PBS Home Video