Da 5 Bloods
On the Record
I May Destroy You
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The real-life story of this heroic vet is well worth the telling, as a reminder of just how horrific war is, and the terrible toll it takes. Unfortunately, the fictional tale in which it was bookended, of a soul-less Pentagon bureaucrat who discovers his conscience and risks his career to make that story known was just tired and trite, despite the usual fantastic performance by Sebastian Stan. The action sequences in Vietnam were just confusing, and according to reports the suggestion that Pitzenbarger was denied a Medal of Honor as part of a nefarious coverup of military incompetence is not likely true, rather it was the fact that he was a member of the Air Force in an Army action, and paperwork did not make it through channels. More likely what pushed the action of vets who witnessed & were saved by him was the internet, which allowed those veterans to make contact and network.