Vietnam in HD

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Vietnam in HD
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DVD cover art
Genre Documentary
Written by Ben Kaplan, Liz Reph, Bruce Kennedy, Sammy Jackson, Stephen Stept
Directed by Sammy Jackson
Starring Adrian Grenier
Edward Burns
Kevin Connolly
Blair Underwood
Tempestt Bledsoe
Jerry Ferrara
Zachary Levi
James Marsden
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Glenn Howerton
Armie Hammer
Dylan McDermott
Dean Cain
Narrated by Michael C. Hall
Theme music composer Ken Hatley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Lou Reda
Scott L. Reda
Liz Reph
Running time 45 minutes
Original channel History
Original release November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08) – November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
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Vietnam in HD (known as Vietnam Lost Films outside the US) is a 6-part American documentary television miniseries that originally aired from November 8 to November 11, 2011 on the History Channel. From the same producers as WWII in HD, the program focuses on the firsthand experiences of thirteen Americans during the Vietnam War. The thirteen Americans retell their stories in Vietnam paired with found footage from the battlefield.

The episodes premiered on three consecutive days, with two episodes per day. The series is narrated by Michael C. Hall.

The tagline for the series is "It's not the war you know, it's the war they fought".

Featured people[edit]

Anne Purcell[edit]

Wife of Army Colonel Benjamin H Purcell, Vietnam POW 02/08/68 - 03/27/73. Anne is a founding member of the National League of Families, an organization that publicized the issue of MIAs and POWs in Vietnam.She also oversaw the development if the "You Are Not Forgotten" POW/MIA flag. She is portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Barry Romo[edit]

A recently graduated lieutenant in the 196th Infantry Brigade, serving in Vietnam from Summer 1967 - Spring 1968. Romo was awarded a Bronze Star for his efforts saving wounded men from his platoon. Following the death of his cousin, Romo became involved in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and participated in demonstrations, including throwing away his medals earned in Vietnam. He is portrayed by Adrian Grenier.

Joe Galloway[edit]

A combat reporter for United Press International during the Vietnam War. Embedded with the 1st Cavalry Division during the Battle of Ia Drang Valley. Galloway received a Bronze Star in 1998 for repeatedly disregarding his own safety to rescue wounded soldiers under fire. Galloway was the only civilian decorated by the U.S. Army with a Bronze Star with Valor during the Vietnam War. He is portrayed by Edward Burns.[1]

Bob Clewell[edit]

A US Army officer, serving as an advisor to the ARVN from 1964. He is portrayed by Dean Cain.

Keith Connolly[edit]

An F-100 Super Sabre pilot stationed in South Vietnam in 1965. Connolly took part in the first massive bombing campaign, Operation Rolling Thunder. He returned to Vietnam in 1969 for his second tour of duty, this time flying a F-4 Phantoms bombing the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He is portrayed by Kevin Connolly.

Charles Brown[edit]

As a platoon sergeant in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Brown led search and destroy missions until being injured by a booby trap. Brown later returned to his unit and fought in the Battle of Đắk Tô in November 1967, including the bloody fight on the slopes of Hill 875. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions during the Battle of Đắk Tô and Hill 875. He tells of how, before being sent to Vietnam, he was a drill sergeant in charge of training draftees before they were deployed to Vietnam. His account of the battle includes a story of how he received orders to send a man to the rear to be trained on the flamethrower. He tells of how the young private that he selected to carry the flamethrower was killed when a piece of grenade shrapnel hit the pressure tank on the flamethrower, causing it to explode.

He is portrayed by Blair Underwood.

Raymond Torres[edit]

A Navy Corpsman attached to the 26th Marine Regiment, who was deployed to aid the Marines at the Battle of Khe Sanh. He was eventually wounded himself by a grenade during fighting at Hill 861A. He is portrayed by Jerry Ferrara.

Elizabeth Allen[edit]

A trauma nurse stationed on Pleiku Air Base during the Tet Offensive. She is portrayed by Tempestt Bledsoe.

Arthur Wiknik[edit]

After being drafted, Wiknik is sent to Vietnam in Spring 1969, serving as a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division. Only days after his arrival, his company becomes involved in the Battle of Hamburger Hill. He is portrayed by James Marsden.

Karl Marlantes[edit]

Marlantes was a Marine lieutenant, awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in battle in 1969. He is portrayed by Zachary Levi.

Donald DeVore[edit]

He is portrayed by Glenn Howerton.

Gary Benedetti[edit]

He is portrayed by Armie Hammer.

Jim Anderson[edit]

He is portrayed by Dylan McDermott.


# Title Original airdate
1 "The Beginning" November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
Battle of Ia Drang
2 "Search & Destroy" November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
Success measured in body count.
3 "The Tet Offensive" November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09)
Surprise attack on Tet holiday.
4 "An Endless War" November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09)
Political pressure changes the course of war by the Nixon Administration.
5 "A Changing War" November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)
The US teaches South Vietnam to fight by themselves.
6 "Peace With Honor" November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)
The US withdraws from Vietnam and the VPA launches the final assault.


  1. ^ Galloway, Joseph. "Joe Galloway". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 

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