Ken Rodgers, Documentary Filmmaker, Honored by DAR

Ken Rodgers, the director and co-producer (with his wife Betty) of the acclaimed Vietnam War documentary,  Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor , which deals with the infamous 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh in 1968, will receive the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Founders Medal for Patriotism tomorrow evening, May 12, 2016, in Boise Idaho. The award honors “an adult who has displayed outstanding patriotism in the promotion of DAR’s ideals of God, Home and Country through faithful and meritorious service to our community, state, and nation.”

The documentary, which VVA screened at our 2012 National Leadership Conference in Texas, looks at the siege through the eyes of fifteen men (including Ken Rodgers) who served at Khe Sanh with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and survived to tell their tales.

“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,

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