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Posted: 8/18/2017 10:31:13 PM EST
I know it's an older movie, but it's taken me a while to watch it.

What a movie. I need to read the book.

I was on a few funeral details while at Polk and would talk to the escort after the service, they were always good guys, no matter the rank. What a detail to perform.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:36:24 PM EST
Great movie for sure. Kevin Bacon did a great job in it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:39:05 PM EST
Not a vet yet that was a damn good movie. Very minimal dialog yet very powerful movie. And President Trump did a great job when that Seal was killed by meeting his body when it arrived. Reminded me of that movie and how they have the respect and will to do what they do.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:42:24 PM EST
That was a great movie.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:49:03 PM EST
The care and compassion shown throughout the movie is humbling.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:53:29 PM EST
Saw it few years ago. Awesome.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:57:15 PM EST
I cried too much. Twice
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:01:46 PM EST
My go to Memorial Day movie for the past 5 or 6 years.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:10:17 PM EST
I was deployed, stuck in the blender, while a buddy back home, was activated on IRR doing notifications back home in our podunk small town filled community.

Poor fucker tried like hell to get back on active duty going in, and got the big green weenie.

Ripper was easier than ringing the doorbells he had to face.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:12:56 PM EST
A very moving movie.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:14:46 PM EST
Yes, a great movie. My boss (US Air Force) at the time loaned it to me.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:20:31 PM EST
Dear GD, your allergies will be active during this movie.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:23:40 PM EST
Great movie.

Enjoyed it. Was expecting some kind of Hollywood BS, demoralize the audience for commie agenda, but it was actually good.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:54:16 AM EST
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I was deployed, stuck in the blender, while a buddy back home, was activated on IRR doing notifications back home in our podunk small town filled community.

Poor fucker tried like hell to get back on active duty going in, and got the big green weenie.

Ripper was easier than ringing the doorbells he had to face.
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I would volunteer to go back to Ft Hood to get out of that kind of duty.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 12:02:38 PM EST
If you don't cry at this you're dead inside. Gut wrenchingly awesome.

Most sincere thanks to those who gave all, AND those who made it through.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 12:16:21 PM EST
I've been witness to notifying NOK, it is awful. I watched TC a couple years ago, it brought back a lot of memories.. Rendering final honors and participating in burial details were some of my proudest moments as a Marine.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 12:28:40 PM EST
No.

I escorted a friend home from Dover to Arlington.  I'm good.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 12:47:34 PM EST
I have to watch alone with a box of Kleenex.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 12:57:19 PM EST
I only recently watched it. I thought it was a very good movie.
It was kind of hard to watch though.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:01:19 PM EST
I doubt I'll ever watch it a second time. Great movie.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:05:49 PM EST
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This. Gets me every time
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:20:08 PM EST
There are few movies that it's acceptable to "man cry".  That's one of them.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:26:39 PM EST
"Are you related to the deceased, Son?"

"Yes sir. He's my brother."

Always makes me tear up.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 1:58:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
"Are you related to the deceased, Son?"

"Yes sir. He's my brother."

Always makes me tear up.
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Lord in Heaven, I had to stop watching for a few minutes at that point.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 2:52:13 PM EST
It gets me every time,
One of the most subtle and compassionate films I've ever seen,
A film that delivers an honorable portrayal of this particular family's story of grief
Kevin Bacon's performance was sublime in its simplicity
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 4:41:28 PM EST
I don't know if it was made into a book, but the movie was based on Major Strobl's field report.

Link to report.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 12:39:17 AM EST
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Lord in Heaven, I had to stop watching for a few minutes at that point.
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Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
"Are you related to the deceased, Son?"

"Yes sir. He's my brother."

Always makes me tear up.
Lord in Heaven, I had to stop watching for a few minutes at that point.
This scene.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 12:54:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 8/24/2017 12:59:19 AM EST
Not for me.

I left that miserable shit behind me. I don't ever want to see it again.

Although, I realize there are some good flicks out there.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 1:32:12 AM EST
Very powerful movie.  One of very few that make me cry.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 1:50:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
"Are you related to the deceased, Son?"

"Yes sir. He's my brother."

Always makes me tear up.
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The thing that got me about that scene was how that soldier was fighting so hard to keep it together. He was doing ok, but you could tell it was killing him.

The acting and portrayals in that movie were really good.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 1:54:54 PM EST
I watched after reading this thread about a week ago. Yup, turned me into a blobbering snot machine for about 20 minutes. Glad nobody was around at my house.

I was never a Casualty Assistance Officer, but was on plenty of funeral details when I was a lieutenant. Every single flag I ever gave to the NOK was rough. I never made it through a funeral with a dry eye.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 1:55:04 PM EST
I've seen it a couple of times. Both times the air in my living room got really damn dusty all of a sudden.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 2:05:58 PM EST
Yep............that movie almost made me choke to death. Hard to swallow the pain and agony some folks went thru.

Great movie, but a tough watch.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 2:08:00 PM EST
Having done CAO and CNO as well as ranking at a funeral.

No thanks.
I have had my fill of that shit.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 2:09:59 PM EST
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Great movie for sure. Kevin Bacon did a great job in it.
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Link Posted: 9/14/2017 5:06:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Having done CAO and CNO as well as ranking at a funeral.

No thanks.
I have had my fill of that shit.
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Can definitely understand that Sylvan.

On another note.

In We Were Soldiers, was the family notification so messed up that a cab delivered telegrams or was that Hollywood License?
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 5:15:41 PM EST
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Can definitely understand that Sylvan.

On another note.

In We Were Soldiers, was the family notification so messed up that a cab delivered telegrams or was that Hollywood License?
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No.

Thats real. Until after Vietnam, casualty notification was done by Telegram

My grandmother's first husband died in WW2. She kept the telegram.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 7:09:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nick_75:
I was never a Casualty Assistance Officer, but was on plenty of funeral details when I was a lieutenant. Every single flag I ever gave to the NOK was rough. I never made it through a funeral with a dry eye.
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+1 It was both the best thing and hardest thing I did while an air force officer. Most depressing funeral I did was a retired USAF master sergeant. It was just me, the enlisted burial detail, the pastor, and one lone middle aged lady. 20 or so empty chairs and that one lonely woman, who I found out was the daughter. And to get the mood just right it was pouring rain the whole time. A real life lesson that day.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 7:21:36 PM EST
I got to pass. Too many funeral details that could have been me. 48 years later I still wonder how I made it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 7:23:48 PM EST
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I got to pass. Too many funeral details that could have been me. 48 years later I still wonder how I made it.
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The movie was very respectable to vets.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 8:33:49 PM EST
Very good movie, but it got very dusty in the room throughout the movie
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 9:17:06 PM EST
It's on prime for free. Will watch it. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2017 9:22:51 PM EST
I saw it when it came out. I couldn't watch it again, it's a real gut punch.
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 12:16:17 AM EST
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The thing that got me about that scene was how that soldier was fighting so hard to keep it together. He was doing ok, but you could tell it was killing him.

The acting and portrayals in that movie were really good.
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Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
"Are you related to the deceased, Son?"

"Yes sir. He's my brother."

Always makes me tear up.
The thing that got me about that scene was how that soldier was fighting so hard to keep it together. He was doing ok, but you could tell it was killing him.

The acting and portrayals in that movie were really good.
They were BOTH trying hard to keep it together.

After they'd rendered salutes for the sergeant's brother, he just sort of looked around as if thinking, "What do I do or say now?"
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 1:44:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Badseed:
Not for me.

I left that miserable shit behind me. I don't ever want to see it again.

Although, I realize there are some good flicks out there.
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Your time will come and one day you will be ready to watch it...
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 1:50:33 AM EST
Very well done, no theatrics as has been the normal with Hollywood produced movies.
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 1:57:35 AM EST
Just can't do it.

Haven't watched anything about Afghanistan or Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 2:04:11 AM EST
Saw it... though thinking I'll watch it again now.

What's fucked is my name is also Chance, and the same boot size and was a guntruck gunner on occassion in Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 2:51:23 AM EST
When I was at ODS my company watched the movie. A few months ago there was a copy going around at work so I brought it home and watched it with my wife. Very good film indeed.
Link Posted: 9/15/2017 2:59:27 AM EST
Great movie. I think I had dust in my eyes when I watched that movie.
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