Documentary screening set for Veterans Day
“Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor” will be screened at 4 p.m. Monday in Marlette Hall at Western Nevada College. Admission is free.
The documentary focuses on one of the longest and deadliest battles of the Vietnam War. It is the story of the Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, and its struggles to survive during a 77-day siege of Khe Sanh in 1968. Isolated from military assistance and supplies, the Marines were confronted with heavy mortar, rocket and artillery fire.
Ken Rodgers, the film’s co-producer and co-director and a veteran of the Bravo Company and the Khe Sanh siege, will be at the screening, along with his wife, Betty. In the film, more than a dozen survivors will contribute to retelling the story of one of the worst sieges in American warfare history. American casualties were estimated at 354, including 60 from the Bravo Company.
The film is dedicated to the memory of the 58,272 men and women who didn’t return from the Vietnam War. It is sponsored by the Nevada State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, VVA Chapter 388 and the Student Veterans of Western Nevada College. Refreshments will be served.