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life documentary film


Meet Howard, a stoic and kind-hearted man whose life has been marked by courage, resilience, and the enduring power of love.


Set against the backdrop of small-town Iowa, Howard's story unfolds as he graduates high school in 1966, only to be drafted into the heart of the Vietnam War. Faced with the challenges of war, Howard's innate night vision lands him a spot on a recon team, where he navigates the treacherous jungles of Vietnam.


This documentary captures the intensity of Howard's wartime experiences, from the gripping encounters on the battlefield to the moments of camaraderie that formed within his recon team. As the shadows of war cast a daunting presence, Howard's strength and determination shine through, even in the face of a formidable adversary - Malaria.

Returning to his Iowa roots after a harrowing tour, Howard's life takes an unexpected turn. Three days after coming back, he encounters his future wife, and their love story becomes a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The film beautifully captures the essence of Howard's romance, family life, and the deep connections he forged with his two children and a multitude of grandchildren.

Through interviews, archival footage, and Howard's personal vintage photos  a tale of sacrifice, love, and the indomitable human spirit unfolds. This documentary highlights a man who faced the horrors of war only to discover the profound beauty of life that awaited him on the other side.

Join me on a heartfelt exploration of Howard's remarkable life, where courage, love, and resilience intersect to create an inspiring narrative that transcends time and generations. 

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