The acclaimed Vietnam War documentary, Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor , which deals with the infamous 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh in 1968, has just been released on DVD. Produced and directed by Khe Sanh veteran Ken Rodgers and his wife Betty, the doc—which we screened at VVA’s 2012 Leadership Conference in Texas—looks at the siege through the eyes of fifteen men who served at Khe Sanh with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and survived to tell their tales.
Complimenting the film’s realistic and emotional interviews is the work of John Nutt, the sound and film editor. Nutt, a Vietnam veteran, is an award-winning veteran of the film industry who has worked on such movies as Apocalypse Now and Amadeus .
Bravo! includes images from renowned Vietnam-era photographers, David Douglas Duncan and Robert Ellison, CBS film footage, after-action interviews, and sound recordings and interviews from 1968 made by one of the veterans in the film, Steve Wiese.
“This is a grunt film that looks at history from over the lip of the trench, ” Steven Hunter wrote in his review in The VVA Veteran. “It’s a privilege and an honor to come across a work as disciplined and rigorous as Ken and Betty Rodgers’s Bravo!”
For more info, go to the film’s website, bravotheproject.com