History In HD: Wings Of Honor
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This film follows three veterans invited to the National World War II Memorial as part of a program called the Honor Flights. The celebration culminates in a visit to a monument commemorating their years of service, generating waves of pride and a flood of memories.
The men are a roll call of bravery: George Koogle, a Marine that stormed ashore on Saipan, nearly losing his life; E.J. Novotny, a SeaBee that saw the war from both sides; and Lee Phelps, a Navy Pharmacist’s Mate charged with treating the wounded, and then witnessed the devastation that ended the violence.
It’s a film of thanks, but also one of sadness – of friendship and sacrifice, and what happens when the war is over.