In 1972, during the Vietnam War, Lt Col Iceal Hambleton was shot down during the Easter Offensive. One of the largest American rescue operations was sprung to get him back to friendly lines. Gene Hackman stars as Hambleton in this Hollywood retelling of the story, and Danny Glover of ‘Lethal Weapon’ fame co-stars as a Cessna O-2 Skymaster pilot tasked with getting him home. Where does Bat*21 rank in the Vietnam War genre? Join us to find out…
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