Heroes Under Fire: Portrait of Courage DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 30, 2005
Dickey Chapelle, a woman who broke into the "boy's club" to become the first woman photojournalist to cover WWII, as well as every major conflict from Iwo Jima to the landing of the first U.S. Marines in Vietnam, died from wounds suffered from a booby-trap explosion in Vietnam on November 4, 1965 while on patrol with a platoon.
During her two decades in the field, Chapelle was considered one of the most controversial members of her profession. But no one loved her more than the U.S. Marine Corps. She admired them and constantly detailed their role in protecting our freedoms. They considered her one of their own, and today honor her memory with the annual Dickey Chapelle Award given out by the Marine Corps League National Headquarters.
We'll chronicle her amazing exploits as we examine this brave woman's life--the first member of the press killed during the Vietnam War and first American female reporter killed in battle.