R | | Drama, War, Romance
A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.
The film's closing credits declare: "Special thanks to the Honor Guards and Bands of all Services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, for their pride and devotion in attending the last call for their fallen comrades at Arlington ... ...
The peace loving people of Vietnam, My Ass. A more bellicose race of people i have never known
In the beginning funeral scene, when the soldiers are folding Willow's flag, you see they are folding the blue field first, going to the red and white stripes. In the next scene, a pull-back, they are folding the flag stripes first. When a flag is folded, the blue field is always last so the triangle shows stars in a 1-3-5 configuration.