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Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam

Greg Mac Neil III Corps 1968, Tây Ninh Combat Base, Vietnam.
Photographer Martin Buren/ Courtesy of American Dream Cinema
Greg Mac Neil III Corps 1968, Tây Ninh Combat Base, Vietnam.

Encore Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

—The Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of San Diego Combat Pilots—

The film,"Distinguished Wings over Vietnam,” tells the honest, personal accounts of four combat pilots during the Vietnam War. From helicopters to jets, these men reveal how they felt risking their lives in a war that was confusing and unpopular, to say the least. They talk about their missions, the close calls, and how they were treated when they came home. Saving lives by taking lives, changed them forever.

Lyle Lynn Bainbridge 185th TFG, 1968, Phù Cát Air Base, Vietnam.
U.S. Air Force Photo
Lyle Lynn Bainbridge 185th TFG, 1968, Phù Cát Air Base, Vietnam.
Mike O’Neil 1st Air Cav, 1970, III Corps.
Photographer Cpt. Richard Dunn. Courtesy of American Dream Cinema
Mike O’Neil 1st Air Cav, 1970, III Corps.
Chuck Sweeney is pictured on the USS Hancock in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam, in 1972.
Photographer Greg Marshall. Courtesy of American Dream Cinema
Chuck Sweeney is pictured on the USS Hancock in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam, in 1972.

Filmmaker Interview:

Listen to the interview with Chuck Sweeney (featured in the film) and Producer Jeanne Scott on "KPBS Midday Edition."

Sweeney is president and CEO of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

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The film is available to view on demand.

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Credits:

Produced by American Dream Cinema. Producer is Jeanne Scott.