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Nat Geo to air “Brothers in War”

Produced by Lou Reda Productions, the two-hour documentary (pictured) recounts the experiences of Vietnam War combat unit Charlie Company and airs on the U.S. cable network on March 26.
March 4, 2014

U.S. net National Geographic Channel is to air a documentary based on the book The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam later this month.

Produced by Lou Reda Productions and narrated by actor Charlie Sheen, the two-hour program Brothers in War (pictured) is about Charlie Company, one of the last combat infantries to be drafted and sent to fight in the Vietnam War.

The doc uses a mix of interviews with the members of Charlie Company and digitally remastered archival footage, including home movies and personal audio tapes, to recount the soldiers’ experiences while stationed for a year in the Mekong Delta. By the war’s end, Charlie Company had suffered 26 killed and 105 wounded, for a casualty rate just over 80%.

The executive producers on the project are Lou Reda and Scott L. Reda for Lou Reda Productions and Madeleine Carter for National Geographic Channel.

Brothers in War premieres on Wednesday, March 26 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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