Documentary to tell the story of Marine James Capers Jr.

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  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    https://americanmilitarynews.com/20...y-of-marine-special-operator-james-capers-jr/

    Capers would become the first black Marine officer nominated for the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat in Phu Lock Vietnam, but would instead receive the Silver Star. "Capers would leave Vietnam having earned two Bronze Star Medals with “V” device for valor, three Purple Hearts, and with more than 20 wounds. The Silver Star for his actions at Phu Loc would come 43 years later, but only after his nomination for the Medal of Honor was reviewed, declined and downgraded by the Marine Corps."

    An American hero.
     
  2. Devil Doc

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    "You certainly don't want to let your Marine Corps down."

    Great story. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Wow! Couldn't find where it might be played. I'm hoping they're still working on that and I hope it's not the American Heroes Channel as I don't get that one. Sent the web page link to my kid. It might help pass the time when he has a weekend duty.
     
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    "Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded" traces retired Marine Maj. Jim Capers' 22-year military career mostly as an officer in the revered Force Recon. The film is expected to be released this year. For information, go to www.capersthedoc.com.

    There is a short trailer at the website noted above and another out on youtube.
     
  5. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    I actually remember his poster coming out around the time I was in high school.

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