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Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (Desmond T. Doss)

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With all the anticipation surrounding the new WW2 movie "Hacksaw Ridge" I thought this old "This Is Your Life" episode circa 1959 honoring the real life Medal of Honor recipient Desmond T. Doss might interest some folks. The cheesy commercials are a hoot.

We Baby Boomers grew up surrounded by WW2 vets and yet so few shared their stories. I guess many just wanted to forget and move on with life. I just recently learned one of the vets I knew growing up earned the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars in Italy with the First Armored Division. 

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My wife saw it in theaters and recently bought it on Blu-ray. She's been nagging me to watch this for a long time, so I finally did last night.

It's an impressive story and despite not liking the guy, Andrew Garfield did a pretty damn good job. In fact, most of the cast put on a hell of a performance. Sadly, one of my favorite celebs, Vince Vaughn, was just plain HORRIBLE in his role. He needs to stick to comedy, because his action drama chops are the worst I've seen since Jean-Claude Van Damme,

I was amazed at the special effects and camera work. Nothing but top-notch work there.

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