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Ride the Thunder

All Americans should watch the 2015 film “Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Victory and Betrayal.” It’s one of the most unusual movies I’ve ever seen — the creativity of the pacing, the writing, and the beautiful filming always kept me off balance — I never knew what was going to happen next.

Weaving present day interviews with reenactments of actual events staring actual Vietnamese refugees, the movie tells a story that needs to keep being told. The film is based on the book by Richard Bodkin, and you may not have heard about either …

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