The GI Revolt That Ended the Vietnam War

23 Mar

The Most Revolutionary Act

Sir, No Sir: The GI Revolt

Directed by David Zeiger (2005)

Film Review

Sir, No Sir examines the GI revolt that effectively ended the Vietnam War. While it’s common to hear about fragging* incidents which occurred in Vietnam, I was totally unaware of the vast GI anti-war movement built by three years of sustained organizing in barracks, on bases, battlefields and ships and at armed forces academies like West Point.

This documentary traces the origin of this GI resistance movement to the 1967 court martial of a dermatologist who refused to train Green Berets how to treat common skin conditions of Vietnamese civilians. Captain Howard Levy took this stand due to his personal conviction that the US torture and murder of Vietnamese civilians was immoral. Levy, who was court-martialed and sentenced to three years in prison, inspired for hundreds of other GIs once they realized the US government was at…

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2 Responses to “The GI Revolt That Ended the Vietnam War”

  1. giselzitrone March 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    Wünsche dir liebe Ute eine glückliche gute Woche wir haben in Köln Regen kein schöner Frühling liebe Grüße und Freundschaft Gislinde

    • auntyuta March 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

      Wünsche dir, liebe Gislinde, dass ihr bald ein paar schöne Frühlingstage haben werdet. Bei uns fängt es nun schon an, etwas herbstlich zu werden. Recht liebe Grüsse, Uta 🙂

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