A Bad Deal - My Vietnam War Story

 

A WSIU ORIGINAL PRODUCTION FEATURING
VIETNAM WAR FOOTAGE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ON TELEVISION

TUNE IN ON WSIU TV

Sat, May 25 at 6pm
Sun, May 26 at 4pm
Mon, May 27 at 12am

TUNE IN ON
WSEC, WMEC & WQEC

Sun, May 19 at 9:30pm


ABOUT THE FILM

In 1966, Iowa native Jim Hamlyn was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served a year-long tour of duty during the heart of the Vietnam War. Using an 8mm camera, Hamlyn – a recipient of the Bronze Star for valor in combat with the U.S. Army 196th Light Infantry Brigade – documented his war experiences.

Now, for the first time in television history, Hamlyn’s war footage is being released for public broadcast. A Bad Deal – My Vietnam War Story highlights this never-before-seen footage, along with a rare interview with Hamlyn, to offer a revealing glimpse into the story of one American war veteran, as seen through the lens of his film camera. Featuring a haunting, original score by Joe Maddock, A Bad Deal takes you back in time to relive one of America’s most divisive conflicts.

Produced by WSIU Public Broadcasting in partnership with Iowa Public Television and distributed by American Public Television (APT).

  A WORD FROM JIM HAMLYN  

"Due to the controversy surrounding the Vietnam War, we wanted to create a positive statement to recognize and honor the veterans and the sacrifices they made. Hopefully, by viewing this documentary, individuals will reach a deeper understanding of the Vietnam War and its effects on veterans."

 
- Jim Hamlyn, Bronze Star recipient, U.S. Army 196th Light Infantry Brigade, and subject of the film A Bad Deal - My Vietnam War Story

 



-- SHARE YOUR STORY --

Are you a veteran who has original film documenting your experience in Vietnam or
the first or second Persian Gulf conflicts? If so, we'd love to tell your story. 
Contact Mark St. George at (618) 453-5887 or email us.



  A WORD FROM THE PRODUCER  

"We’re so proud to have the opportunity to tell Jim’s story and share his footage with the world. The film he captured during his tour of duty lends an authenticity to the documentary and wonderfully compliments Hamlyn’s storytelling ability. The footage transports viewers to the past – amongst the fields and jungle canopies – where they are able to get a glimpse of the realities soldiers faced so many years ago."

          - Mark St. George, Executive Producer of A Bad Deal - My Vietnam War Story


In Dedication to the
West High School Vietnam "Fallen Hero" Veterans


PFC Robert Wilbur Deyo, Jr.
 U.S. Army
DOB: Sep. 8, 1947 - KIA: Nov. 17, 1967
West High Class of 1965

SGT Mark Allen Ellsworth
U.S. Army
DOB: Jan. 22, 1947 - KIA: Sept. 25, 1968
West High Class of 1965

CPL Merle Keith Fagerlind, Jr. 
U.S. Marine Corps
DOB: Oct. 8, 1946 - KIA: Dec. 4, 1967
West High Class of 1965


PFC David Henry Paulsen
U.S. Marine Corps
DOB: May 12, 1947 - KIA: Nov. 12, 1967
West High Class of 1965

PFC Stephen Lee Woodard
U.S. Army
DOB: Mar. 11, 1947 - KIA: May 16, 1968
West High Class of 1965

PFC Russell Louis Halley
U.S. Army
DOB: Sep. 11, 1946 - KIA: Nov. 21, 1966
West High Class of 1964


PFC David Lee Davis
U.S. Marine Corps
DOB: Jan. 29, 1950 - KIA: Mar. 20, 1969
West High Class of 1968

PFC Daniel Lee Jurgensen
U.S. Marine Corps
DOB: Feb. 15, 1949 - KIA: Nov. 14, 1969
West High Class 1968


SP4 Samuel W. Walthour, Jr.
U.S. Army
DOB: Sep. 2, 1949 - KIA: Jul. 30, 1969
West High Class of 1967

LCPL Jeffrey Lynn Wilson
U.S. Marine Corps
DOB: Jun. 14, 1950 - KIA: Mar. 6, 1970
West High Class of 1968
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & PRESS INFORMATION

Press Kit | Exclusive Video Extras | Film Score | The Virtual Wall: Vietnam Veterans Memorial 



 

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