Episode 1046 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight a “real-deal” documentary about the 1968 Battle of Khe Sanh in Vietnam produced by a US Marine Corps veteran who participated in the very battle he described in his program. Ken Rodgers along with his wife, Betty, produced Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor. After reviewing they product all one can say is – move over Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, here comes the real deal about the Vietnam War.
The recently released documentary will be making a stop at the Nampa, Idaho Library. Pamela Kleibrink Thompson wrote a story about the documentary and the event titled: Free screening of Vietnam documentary by Idaho filmmaking couple available at Nampa Library for the Idaho Press-Tribune.
In her story, Thompson told about how Betty Rodgers, the wife of a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran convinced her husband, Ken Rodgers, to use his experience and talents to tell the story of the Battle of Khe Sanh. In addition to his Marine experience he is a holder of a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of San Francisco.
It seems, Betty who listened to other Marines’ stories at the 2009 annual reunion of the Khe Sanh Veterans Association became inspired to “preserve their history, their story” by letting the men tell their own stories on video. On top of that Ken Rodgers had been wanting to tell the tremendous story he brought with him from the battle in Vietnam ever since he left that country.
That urge to tell the story has come to fruition with the program Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor and now it is available for all to see and appreciate.
Listen to episode 1046 and discover the whole story about this tremendous documentary by Ken and Betty Rodgers.
CLICK HERE for the documentary website
CLICK HERE to get the video
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CLICK HERE for the Nampa Library website