Platoon Easter Egg - Valor
I watched this film while stationed at Ft. Bragg.
It disturbed many of us because it showed misplaced loyalty, disillusion and uncommon valor.
It was too real for many Vietnam veterans.
Captain Harris spoke to the terrified soldier over his field phone. The soldier reported that his company was being over-run. Captain Harris told him to hold on to his position and to stay in contact for his company's sake. The last words that the captain heard over his phone were being spoken in Vietnamese.
When he realized that the fight around his own position was being lost, he called in an air-strike on his coordinates. This action turned the tide of battle.
This actor was a real Vietnam War Veteran. His name is Dale Dye. He was a highly decorated Marine who had two tours in-country. Dale Dye was the military advisor for this true/fiction movie. His focus on his role put a lump into the throat of countless soldiers and marines who saw "PLATOON".
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||iamTHErooster on 01-04-2001
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