Into Harm's Way

(Rochester, New York) -- Into Harm’s Way, airing Monday, May 27 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, takes an honest and unflinching look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on surviving members of the West Point Class of 1967. Compelling interviews, archival photographs and footage, animated sequences and contemporary clips chronicle the men's experiences — from their challenging first year as plebes to the fierce hand-to-hand jungle combat to their post-Vietnam lives. A collection of West Pointers poignantly share, sometimes with great emotion, their first-hand stories about the carnage of war, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood

The 846 cadets in the West Point Class of 1967 arrived at the United States Military Academy in upstate New York during a time of peace, firm in their commitment to make the military their career. Four years later, the 583 graduates of that class — now commissioned officers in the United States Army — would find themselves embroiled in a strange and unpopular conflict taking place in Southeast Asia. The Class of 1967 ultimately paid a heavy price in the Vietnam War; 30 of its young men died in combat, while countless others sustained injuries, both physical and psychological, destined to follow them for decades to come. 

A collection of West Pointers poignantly share, sometimes with great emotion, their first-hand stories about the carnage of war, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood.

Credit: American Public Television  

 


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