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Taking the Hill - A Warriors Journey Home
Forty years after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, Pastor Raul Ries experienced flashbacks for the first time. His struggle motivated him to find three of his closest comrades, men who had fought along side him in the Marine Corps unit ALPHA 1/7:Pete Cicatelli, Tom Kamagtaris and Pete Silva. Ries discovered that these men were also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Together again, they embark on a journey of discovery, a journey that takes Ries back to Vietnam and all three onto the path of healing and wholeness.
As these men courageously share their vividly portrayed war stories, they reveal the terrible toll that combat took on them both during and after the war. Veterans of the more recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq share similar stories with Ries as he reaches out to the newest generation of combat veterans. This documentary is the result of a passionate desire to help those who have experienced combat and to lead these warriors on their journey home.