Friday, November 11, 2022


In honor of 'Veterans Day'/'Remembrance Day', take a look at director Joseph Sargent's 1998 TV movie "The Wall" and the segment titled "The Badge":

"...there are 58,183 names on the 'Vietnam Veterans Memorial'. The lives they touched tell their stories. This is the story of 3 brave men who never made it home, told in three short, unique segments.

"In 'The Pencil Holder', Edward James Olmos plays a tough 'Colonel' struggling to raise his young son on an American military base surrounded by the brutality of battle. 

"In 'The Player', starring Frank Whaley & Michael DeLorenzo, a selfless squad leader must confront a hustler who's getting rich off the spoils of war..." 

"In 'The Badge', actress Ruby Dee reveals the pain a grandmother feels as she sends her beloved grandson overseas, then confronted by a long-haired vet , while searching for her grandson's name on the wall..."

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