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Posted: 5/28/2003 9:52:52 AM EDT
At the end of the movie you hear a guy reading what sounds like a last good bye letter. I read somewhere on this board that it was one of the soldiers that fought there reading it. Is that true and, if so, who is it?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 9:58:54 AM EDT
It was a letter from (IIRC) MSgt Shugart to his wife. Thinking of this still makes me really sad.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:17:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:23:58 AM EDT
I just finished reading Durants book and its as good as BHD. He answers a few unanswered questions about what the hell happened..including what happened to his face, I wont spoil it for you but it wasnt from the butt of a rifle.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:40:53 AM EDT
Another endorsement for Michael Durant's book. It is outstanding.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:54:43 AM EDT
what was Durant's book called? I might look it up and give it a read...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 10:59:44 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:03:52 AM EDT
Well, to answer what you actually asked, I don't recall hearing or seeing anything about one of the actual soldiers reading the letter for the movie. I'll try to find out, though.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:58:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wiggy762: It was a letter from (IIRC) MSgt Shughart to his wife. Thinking of this still makes me really sad.
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It was actually Gary Gordon's letter. -SARguy
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:11:32 PM EDT
I will defer to your call. My apologies to MSgt. Gordon and his family. A true American hero.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:38:07 PM EDT
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I thank God that we have men like these. It continues today with the "kids" fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan (Don't forget the guys in the 'Stan!). I say "God bless America", and I look around me and see He has. Edited to clarify: I say "kids" with respect as a guy who has retired from the military and is floored by who they are and what they have accomplished. <>
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:50:35 PM EDT
Well, FWIW, I posted this question over on BHD93.com, probably as close as you'll get to a bunch of experts on the real event and movie. The response that I got was that the letter was read by the actor who portrayed MSgt. Gordon. This gibes with what I can recall of the voice reading the letter.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:54:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eswanson: Well, FWIW, I posted this question over on BHD93.com, probably as close as you'll get to a bunch of experts on the real event and movie. The response that I got was that the letter was read by the actor who portrayed MSgt. Gordon. This gibes with what I can recall of the voice reading the letter.
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Yes, Nikolaj Coster Waldau read the letter and they were able to include it in the movie..
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:35:41 PM EDT
The part of Durant's book I enjoyed most was when he listed Shughart's wifes letter to Durant. That gave me chills and I keep reading it over and over. Mr. Shughart and Mr. Gordon are the definition of hero and their families can never be consoled or thanked enough. I just may have to watch BHD again for the zillionth time. What a sad story and at the same time an uplifting, exhilarating one. I am looking forward to getting the "box set" coming out in a few weeks. I requested it for Father's Day...... God Bless all that have served and are currently serving this great country.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:02:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SchH3: I am looking forward to getting the "box set" coming out in a few weeks. I requested it for Father's Day......
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3 June, I believe. DrMark
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:34:32 PM EDT
Box Set?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:44:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Delta_3_63: Box Set?
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I the director's cut with a bunch of extras in it.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 8:40:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Delta_3_63: Box Set?
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3-Disk set, including documentaries from The History Channel and PBS. I'm buying. DrMark
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 9:55:34 AM EDT
IwannitIwannitIwannit!
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:43:27 AM EDT
[url=www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008YLV2/qid=1054236361/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-8112602-4232600?v=glance&s=dvd#product-details]BHD Delux Set[/url] DrMark
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 3:08:11 PM EDT
On order. Thanx gents!
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