Vietnam: Stories From the Wall | 1999
Documentary telling the story of four men whose names appear on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Richard Fitzgibbon, Jr. was the first official casualty in Vietam, yet the U.S. government did not want his name on the Wall, citing the War had not begun when he died. His family fought for decades to finally have his name inscribed, and in 1999, it was added. Dan Ouellette was a veteran who visited the Wall 10 years after combat in Vietnam and found his name listed among the dead. Already suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome because of his combat experiences, Ouellette went into even graver shock. Richard Luttrell was haunted for 20 years by a photograph he had taken from the pocket of a North Vietnamese soldier he killed. Layna McConkey was one of thousands of American children whose fathers went to Vietnam, never to return. Her moving search to know her father culminated in a visit to the Wall with her dying mother, and the discovery of tape recordings her father made for them while in Vietnam.