‘Apocalypse Now’ and The Green Beret as Saint and Sinner

20th Special Operations Squadron Green Hornets on alert at Ban Don, South Vietnam, July 1970.

I harbor little love or respect for Hollywood or it’s spawn, but I can still appreciate movies as an art form and how they often point to literary works, pieces of history and culture, that are worth remembering. Take “Apocalypse Now,” for example. Through that one film—lauded as one of cinema’s best, yet tiresome and …

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