Hoosier Veterans: Faces of War
Pearl Harbor. Normandy. Iwo Jima. Where the fiercest battles were fought, Hoosiers did their part. The Indianapolis Star and WFYI honor their service in an unforgettable tribute.
The 30-minute documentary captures the full sweep of war: from the call to duty, to the grisliest combat, to returning home to wildly disparate greetings in Indiana. The 22 subjects, all Hoosiers, include Mayor Greg Ballard and former governor Edgar Whitcomb; Medal of Honor winner Sammy Davis; the last local survivor of the USS Indianapolis; a Tuskegee Airman; a Women’s Air Service Pilot; and other front-line veterans of World War II up through Korea, Beirut, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bolstered by classic photos and archived military footage, these soldiers’ unvarnished stories come together into a fascinating piece of Indiana’s history.