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'Pappy Boyington Field' Documentary Film Examines Historic Marine Aviator

The film "Pappy Boyington Field" tells the story of the grass-roots effort by Veterans to honor Pappy in the town of his birth, with a commemorative airfield naming...and it was not without controversy.

Major Pappy Boyington (far left) briefs his men before combat
Major Pappy Boyington (far left) briefs his men before combat.
Courtesy MCLD 966 and airportjournals.com

(BOISE, Idaho) - Do you remember Pappy Boyington and the Black Sheep? This ultra famous Marine fighter pilot hero and squadron leader, was the subject of the American TV show, "Baa Baa Black Sheep" which was named for the famous VMA-214 'Black Sheep' Squadron.

Greg 'Pappy' Boyington was one of the noted leaders during WWII, an ACE Fighter Pilot, POW, and recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Robert Conrad portrayed Pappy in the television series. In the documentary he shares personal insights on Pappy and the TV show. The series ran for two years during the 1970's. It was a highly rated series, and was also in syndication. Today, the DVD of the first season is available, and a new generation is able to enjoy the show.

Now you have a chance to strap into the cockpit for an inspirational story about duty, honor, and courage. The film "Pappy Boyington Field" tells the story of the grass-roots effort by Veterans to honor Pappy in the town of his birth, with a commemorative airfield naming...and it was not without controversy.

Documentary trailer Pappy Boyington Field from Kevin on Vimeo.

The film has been shown at aviation events, like the prestigious Museum of Flight in Seattle, and at the world-famous EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

It has also been shown on several military bases around the country, and was honored to be included in the Veterans Day events at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. There will be a special film screening on March 25th, which is the National Medal of Honor Day. It will be in Boise, the state capitol, an appropriate commemoration for an Idaho-born Medal of Honor recipient.

You can order this program from the producer, and in recognition of Pappy's VMF-214 Squadron, there will be a special pre-order discount of $2.14.

When you visit the order page at the film website, Pappy Boyington Field: A Campaign to Honor a Hero, be sure to enter the Promo Code: 214.

The DVD's will begin shipping by March 25th.

You can learn more about the film at the website. Producer Kevin Gonzalez says he hopes those reading this will share this news with others who may have an interest.




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