A brilliant film was just awarded Best Documentary at the GI Film Festival in San Diego. It tells the riveting story of the Battle of Khe Sanh (January 21, 1968 through early April), during which about 6000 Marines held off a siege by somewhere between 20,000-40,000 North Vietnamese in the days before and during the Tet Offensive.
The film was shown locally about a year ago to benefit the Wyakin Warrior program, and two of the survivors (one of whom was Ken) talked to the crowd afterward. To say the film captured the audience would be an understatement. Everyone in the room was affected by it.
The film deserves the recognition it received in San Diego. So do Ken and Betty – both good people with big hearts – who made sure the story was told so that future generations will appreciate the sacrifices that were made by those who were there.