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Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)
Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog

Posted on 04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT by Perseverando

Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: dengler; laos; military; navalaviation; pow; preppers; ptsd; rescuedawn; survival; usnavy; vietnam
Just heard about this and recently watched this 1997 documentary on Netflix.

What an incredible story of overcoming obstacles, survival, and perseverance. Talk about PTSD! This movie is a study in survival under horrendous conditions.

I cannot recommend this video highly enough. If you've got Netflix it's a must watch.

1 posted on 04/25/2018 10:44:46 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Incredible story. God bless him!


2 posted on 04/25/2018 10:50:18 AM PDT by Shark24
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To: Perseverando

Watched this. If you watch Rescue Dawn first it’s even better. His story in the movie was astonishing. But watching the documentary was unbelievable. he went back to where he was held, retraced his escape route. He met some of the people who were enemy then.
When he hit the Mekong river, his intended goal to cross, and saw the size of it.... you could see by his look how desperate they were.

And then his life back home and the effects of hunger in WWII in Germany, and then in POW camp. Lets just say a prepper will enjoy it.
And a sad ending.

That guy went through so much.


3 posted on 04/25/2018 10:57:27 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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Excellent...on my list!


4 posted on 04/25/2018 11:00:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: DesertRhino

I was just reading over the bio on Wikipedia and saw the info on Rescue Dawn with Christian Bale. I have seen that too, but it’s been a long time. I connected the 2 movies mentally, but it’s been so long I can’t remember much about Rescue Dawn. I seen it’s not available on Netflix at the moment.


5 posted on 04/25/2018 11:01:35 AM PDT by Perseverando (For Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies & other Democrats: It's all about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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I thought Rescue Dawn was poorly directed and/or conceived.

It just did not work for me, and I say that as a huge fan of the genre.


6 posted on 04/25/2018 11:30:16 AM PDT by T-Bone Texan (Idiocracy is here, and it votes democrat.)
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To: rlmorel

Rescue Dawn a MUST see movie! Steve Zahn is also in the movie. Heartbreaking role.


7 posted on 04/25/2018 11:47:13 AM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer! I’m)
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To: Perseverando
Found it on youtube...watched the first few minutes.It's narrated by a German guy who's done all sorts of smug anti death penalty videos.

Would I be wrong to suspect that this smug German (the narrator,not the pilot) takes a rabid anti US,pro North Vietnamese attitude here?

I need to know before I commit to watching the whole thing...I CANNOT STAND the guy who's narrating.

8 posted on 04/25/2018 11:52:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: Perseverando

9 posted on 04/25/2018 12:12:59 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Perseverando

I recall the original accounts of the story in the news media in 1966.


10 posted on 04/25/2018 12:55:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Perseverando

Thanks for posting this. I just watched it. Excellent documentary. This should be required viewing for all millennial snowflakes. What a hero.


11 posted on 04/25/2018 6:29:36 PM PDT by Nicojones
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