|Medal Ceremony and Movie Premier of Forgotten Soldiers Friday, August 24, 2012|
6:00pm until 9:00pm
Seating is LIMITED!
On behalf of Rice University's Houston Asian American Archives (HAAA), it is my pleasure to invite you to a special showing of the movie Forgotten Soldiers and medal ceremony awarded to my grandfather posthumously.
Event Title: Houston Premiere of Forgotten Soldiers Followed By a Medal Ceremony of a WWII Filipino Soldier Presented By Major General Tony Taguba (Retired)
Note: This will be the ONLY Houston showing.
Date: August 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Rice Media Center
The Medal ceremony provides closure to a real-life heartwarming story of my family looking to recognize my Grandfather, a survivor of the WWII Bataan Death March.
The documentary Forgotten Soldiers, Produced and Directed By Donald Plata and Written By Chris Schaefer and narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips will set the scene for the concluding medal ceremony. Go here for more information on the movie: http://www.ww2scouts.com/.
Agenda to follow
Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips
PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
This is the story of a group of elite US Army soldiers who fought America's first major ground battle of the Second World War. They were General MacArthur's best soldiers at the start of the conflict. They were credited with being widely responsible for the prolonged siege of Bataan, an action that drained so much time and resources from Imperial Japan that it prevented the Japanese invasion of Australia. Half of them were killed in action and in captivity. Only a few survive today. This documentary will honor these gallant men who gave so much for the cause of freedom. They were the United States Army's Philippine Scouts, America's FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS.
Narrated by LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS
Producer and Director DONALD PLATA
Written by CHRIS SCHAEFER
Production Consultant ADELE SCHMIDT
Associate Producer Asia ROMMEL SAN DIEGO, IAN SCOTT