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Posted on: August 1, 2017

MacArthur Memorial Film Fest Features Unsung War Heroes

The festival will focus on the courage and sacrifice of service members who work behind the scenes, contributing in significant ways to historic events, but who are often unknown to history.

Four films will be screened between August and November 2017:

August 15, 2017: Operation Chromite (115 mins) is a South Korean film inspired by a secret intelligence operation that occurred prior to the Battle of Inchon. The film stars Liam Neeson as General Douglas MacArthur.  
September 20, 2017 - Honor & Sacrifice (28 mins) tells the complex story of the Matsumoto family during World War II.  Two sons fought for the United States and three fought for the Japanese.  The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became a decorated American hero while his parents and sisters remained in their family’s ancestral home, Hiroshima.  

October 18, 2017 – Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story (70 mins) shares the story of Lt. Col. Edwin P. Ramsey.  In 1942, as U.S. and Filipino troops retreated before overwhelming Japanese forces, Ramsey led the last horse cavalry charge in U.S. Army history against Japanese infantry and tanks.  He went on to command more than 40,000 guerrilla troops against the Japanese.

November 15, 2017 - Navajo Code Talkers: In Their Own Words (58 mins) tells the story of a group of young men of the Navajo Nation who served with distinction in the USMC during World War II.  The communication code created by these young Marines was never broken by the Japanese, giving American troops the upper hand in many battles.
All screenings will take place in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center Theatre at 7:00 PM.  Admission is FREE but registration is requested.  Visit for more information or to register. 

About The MacArthur Memorial: The MacArthur Memorial was founded in 1964 as a museum and archive dedicated to the life and times of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, who is buried in the Memorial’s rotunda with his wife Jean. The City of Norfolk operates the Memorial in close partnership with the nonprofit General Douglas MacArthur Foundation. It is open free of charge. For more information, please visit