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January 20, 2005

ULM Professor Appears Briefly in TV Movie

Ernest Bruce, Associate Professor of Aviation at ULM, appears briefly in a TV film highlighting the experiences of Vietnam veterans, especially those connected with the UH-1 "Huey" helicopter.

Arrowhead Film & Video's award-winning Vietnam documentary "In The Shadow of The Blade" will be nationally televised on Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 8-10 p.m. ET on the Military Channel, formerly Discovery Wings Channel.

"In The Shadow of The Blade" follows the journey of restored Huey
helicopter 091 into the backyards of Vietnam veterans and their
families as a catalyst to tell their untold stories. As the icon of the
Vietnam War, the UH-1 "Huey" helicopter was a lifeline for combat
troops, providing transportation, supplies and medical evacuation.
More than 7,000 Hueys served in Vietnam and nearly half were destroyed.

"In The Shadow of The Blade" traveled 10,000 miles across America, filming hundreds of veterans in eight states as they reunited with their symbolic machine, taking them back into the skies for a flight of peace. The healing result has been described by veterans as "a sacred mission" and "the most important thing to happen to Vietnam veterans since the dedication of The Wall."

Media Contact:
Cheryl Fries, Arrowhead Film & Video
Barbara Cvrkel Military Channel

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