Chapter # 1057 • Brandon, MS   


Vietnam War Tribute to My Brothers

Walking Heavy: Vietnam War Tribute
WARNING GRAPHIC: "A poem and video for my dad-my hero, and to all who have and will put themselves between their country and danger. Your bravery and sacrifice deserves more thanks than you often get. Vietnam Veteran-Jerry Roberts HHC 1/509 Abn Recon, 5th SF, 75th Rangers, 75th Rangers, Mountain Ranger Camp, 2/75 RGR Bn. "Walking Heavy" - being weighted down by the things you hold inside yourself. As to where that phrase comes from, here is the origin-It is a morphed term from all these things. "Heavy Drop" is a system of delivery of supplies in a military setting with a parachute. It was also the nick name of a close friend of my father's from the war who passed away about a year ago-who is very missed and loved. The term "Heavy" is also used in the military for machines that carry large loads on their own. The large majority of the military operations done by recon soldiers is all on foot for days at a time."

The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
*Please note this film is also available in other formats such at Netflix, Youtube, and Amazon.
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