If you haven’t seen the Medal of Honor docudrama series on Netflix, each episode tells a true story of harrowing military operations in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and more. Let’s break down the fantastic perspective Academy Award winning Director, Robert Zemeckis, tookin Medal of Honor bringing to life the highest honor the US Military awards its service men and women.
Not only does the viewer experience the autobiographical portion of each episode where the recipient is recounting their experience in their own words but there is also a reenactment portion that is not without fear. Each episode carries through the storytelling and action-packed drama well without losing the heart of each recipient through a delicate mix of interviews, live-action footage, dramatization, and more. The Medal of Honor is the highest accolade any service man or woman can receive based on their willingness to go above and beyond in valor and sacrifice. In fact, there are only 3,507 men and one woman to ever receive the honor from the US military. Here are eight heart wrenching,true Medal of Honor recipient stories as told in each episode:
- Sergeant Sylvester Antolak (United States Army) — World War II
- Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha (United States Army) — Global War on Terrorism
- Staff Sergeant Ty Carter (United States Army) — Global War on Terrorism
- Staff Sergeant Edward Carter (United States Army) — World War II
- Corporal Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura (United States Army) — Korean War
- Master Sergeant Vito Bertoldo (United States Army) — World War II
- Corporal Joseph Vittori (United States Marine Corps) — Korean War
Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. “Dick” Etcherberger (United States Air Force) — Vietnam War
Check out the episodes on Netflix, here.