Sunday, December 17, 2006

"Unknown Soldier..."

John William Hulme
Second Lieutenant

United States Marine Corps
04 August 1946 - 30 June 1969
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

On June 30, 1969, 2nd Lt. Jack Hulme was killed in Vietnam, having never met his only child.
Thirty years later, Jack’s son, John, finally seeks out what happened to his Father and who he really was...

Director's Statement
John Hulme

I saw this film this morning on HBO and I still can't dry my eyes. Too often the "other" casualties of war are forgotten. The families and friends of those who are lost, those whose lives have been destroyed, those who must carry on.

Thirty-seven years after he was KIA, Lt. Hulmes' widow is still crying, his son is still trying to "know" his Father. For those who have suffered a loss such as this, the pain never ends.

I have included a link to young John's website, "Unknown Soldier" , and another to his Director's Diary. There, you can find a schedule of screenings on HBO. DVD's are also available through these sites for any who don't have HBO or who wish to own a copy of the film.

As you watch the film, remember, he is but one of thousands. His story has been and is being played out for tens of thousands of grieving loved ones.

Lt. Hulme was and is our Brother.

Once, Always, Forever

Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas

We must never forget.


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