Medal of Honor: Netflix docuseries dedicated to US soldiers
James R | On 06, Oct 2018
Netflix is celebrating the US soldiers who have gone above and beyond their call of duty in a new docuseries.
Called Medal of Honor, the show celebrates eight recipients of the American military’s highest award for valor — bestowed upon fewer than 3,600 Americans since President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law in 1861.
Using hybrid documentary and live-action footage, each episode of the anthology series will see family members and brothers-in-arms recall the extraordinary odds faced by the servicemen, and through intense recreations and archival footage, will give an insight into how they handled what many have described as “the worst day of their lives”.
Medal of Honor is produced by Allentown Productions and Compari Entertainment, and Executive Produced by Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy winner James Moll, Oscar and Golden Globe winner Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jacqueline Levine, and Brandon Birtell.
“James Moll is a talented storyteller and we were looking for just the right project to work with him on. Medal of Honor is the ideal collaboration for us. James’ documentary skills combined with our live action techniques bring to a compelling light the important recognition of these brave individuals,” says Zemeckis. “We can not think of a better way to give back to the military community than by telling these incredibly heroic true stories.”
Soldiers profiled will include Sylvester Antolak (WWII), Clint Romesha, Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura (The Korean War), Vito Bertoldo (WWII), Joseph Vittori (The Korean War), Richard L Etchberger (Vietnam) and Ty M Carter (Afghanistan).
Here’s a trailer for the series:
Medal of Honor is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.