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Documentary Follows America's Efforts to Find MIAColonel Bill Fortier
A first hand understanding of the cost of war in human lives.
(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) - A nearly completed documentary film, A Solemn Promise, America’s Missing in Action, tells of America’s ongoing worldwide efforts (via the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency [DPAA]) to locate, identify and return for burial with full military honors all of America’s "Missing and Still Unaccounted for” since World War II. Presently 82,547...including 1,611 from the Vietnam War.
Produced by Richard Jellerson (Storyteller Original Films) a former Vietnam War helicopter pilot with 2 tours - 1st as a Combat/Medevac Pilot and then as a Personal Pilot for General Creighton Abrams (US Cmdr in Vietnam).
The diversity of these jobs gave him a much more complete overview of the war, including its political realms...and a first hand understanding of the cost of war in human lives.
This film being the end result of his searching for a way to help in America’s search for those "still missing”. Impressive considering America is the only country that continues to search for its fallen warriors around the world to return for an honorable burial at home.
This weekend at Rosecrans Nat’l Cemetery in San Diego, a recently returned Vietnam Navy Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Fredrick Crosby, who was killed 52 years ago when his jet was shot down over North Vietnam was buried with full military honors.
In a two-minute video by his daughter via the San Diego Union-Times she explains why this film is so important to the families of the fallen... "closure".
Please also remember this: "DYING FOR FREEDOM ISN’T THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN ...BEING FORGOTTEN IS"
NOTE: Richard has been creating this film primarily off his own funding over the past three years and a small grant from AUSA and the American Legion Hollywood Post has taken in a some donations as well to help with his production costs.
He will complete the film over the next two months and will release it on "National POW/MIA Recognition Day” September 19, 2017…a very special day for our our still missing Warriors and the members of their families awaiting word about them.
Richard also just started an Indigogo page to seek additional assistance in completing the film…it will be up for only 60 days…Please help get the word out via social media on all your mailing lists etc.
This link will take you directly to the Indigogo campaign page for A Solemn Promise, America’s Missing in Action:
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