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Firsthand Accounts

Some survived the horror of a deadly ambush in Vietnam. Some were in the thick of student antiwar protests. All continue to be affected by the events of October 1967.

Explore the stories of ten people interviewed in the film:

Jean Ponder Allen:
"I started screaming at the officers..."
Jean Ponder Allen: 'I started screaming at the officers...' Keith Hackett: 'It was literally a fight for your life.'
Keith Hackett:
"It was literally a fight for your life."
Mike Arias:
"...we had just walked into an ambush..."
Mike Arias: '...we had just walked into an ambush...' Diane Sikorski Kramer: '...there was a giant hole in his stomach...'
Diane Sikorski Kramer:
"...there was a giant hole in his stomach..."
Jane Brotman:
"...they were beating people up..."
Jane Brotman: '...they were beating people up...' Jim Rowen: '...we were trapped...'
Jim Rowen:
"...we were trapped..."
Jack Cipperly:
"...there was a lot of yelling and screaming..."
Jack Cipperly: '...there was a lot of yelling and screaming...' Paul Soglin: 'This was not a time to negotiate.'
Paul Soglin:
"This was not a time to negotiate."
Joe Costello:
"We were all scared, very scared..."
Joe Costello: 'We were all scared, very scared...' Clark Welch: 'I told my guys...'This is it.''
Clark Welch:
"I told my guys...'This is it.'"
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