In 2004, coalition forces in Iraq launched Operation Phantom Fury, the battle for control of Fallujah. American troops battled through a city of enemy insurgents, fighting house to house and street to street to seize control of the most dangerous city in the world.
Narrated by Senator Fred D. Thompson, “Perfect Valor” [view trailer at right] is the story of the high price paid by US forces and the legacy of that campaign as seen through the eyes of the men and women who were there, risking their lives in service to their country.
We meet a Navy Cross recipient, recognized for extraordinary gallantry under fire during the assault on Fallujah. A true American hero still haunted by his experience in Iraq. We listen to the family of a fallen Marine as they tell the story of their sacrifice. We hear the harrowing tale of a battalion surgeon who risked his own life to move an aid station forward, into the middle of the fight - a decision that saved thirty lives.
Through interviews with American servicemembers and their loved ones, “Perfect Valor” circumvents the filter of the mainstream media and gives the audience the chance to hear personal stories of courage and sacrifice directly from those who were there.
Using unbelievable high-definition footage and faithful recreations, “Perfect Valor” gives the viewer a first-hand look at what these brave servicemen and women experienced, painting a vivid picture of urban warfare. Viewers get a never-before-seen look at the experiences of American troops fighting in Iraq.
These brave men and women answered the call to serve. They deserve to be honored, and their stories deserve to be told.
“Perfect Valor” will debut at the GI Film Festival on Saturday, May 16 in Washington, DC.
Originally written for and published [May 4, 2009] by the Big Hollywood blog.