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HAMBURGER HILL
1987, 110 min., Color, Blu Ray, English
A brutal and realistic war film focuses on the lives of a squad of 14 U.S. Army soldiers of B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infanty Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during the brutal 10 day (May 11-20, 1969) battle for Hill 937 in the A Shau Valley of Vietnam as they try again and again to take the fortified hill held by the North Vietnamese, and the faults and casualties they take every time in which the battle was later dubbed "Hamburger Hill" because enemy fire was so fierce that the fusillade of bullets turned assaulting troops into shreded hamburger meat
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Edward Reith

Edward Reith
Edward E. (Ed) Reith was born and raised in Northern Indiana. Ed enlisted into the US Army in 1966. He after receiving training in Infantry, Combat Engineering and Artillery, Ed was assigned to the 198th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, the Republic of Viet Nam in late 1967. Ed served as a Recon Sergeant/Forward Observer and as a Chief of Section with a 105 mm Howitzer Battery. Upon returning to the United States in 1969, SSG Reith was assigned to Detachment 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as an Intel/Op Sergeant until 1972. SSG Reith’s combat decorations while serving in Viet Nam include the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Ed and Tangie his wife of 47 years have been blessed with 5 children. Since moving to Dallas in December 1979, Ed has been a Sales and Marketing consultant in the Insurance and Association industries. Ed is actively involved in Vet to Vet with his dear friends Master Sgt. Jess and Peggy Johnson, a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the Special Forces Association. Ed is also involved in the Knights of Columbus and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas, TX.