Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 66 Clouds and Sunshine High 85)
Based on the recommendation of Jim and Dee from Tumbleweed we saw 'American Assassin'.
have read the Mitch Rapp books and really liked them. They picked a
good book as it was a prequel to a lot of the earlier Mitch Rapp books. This
allows the cast to age if they make more. After this one we think they
should. Lots of action and you don't need to have read the books to like
the movie. So like Jim and Dee we recommend this movie.
other movie we want to talk is 'Hacksaw Ridge' which we saw on our
Sunday DVD day (instead of Sunday NFL day). Telling the story of Desmond Doss who served in the Army
Medical Corp but didn't want to carry a gun. He ended up being the only
conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor. A great movie but the
true story is even better. In fact a couple of events were omitted from
the movie because they were afraid they weren't believable. Hacksaw
Ridge was the name given to a cliff that the Army had to climb on
Okinawa. The true event omitted from the movie was that Desmond Doss was
one of the 3 that climbed the cliff to secure the rope ladders as shown
other event deals with his injury at the end of the movie. Carried on a
stretcher to the rope ladder another soldier needed to be lowered first
so he gave up his stretcher. While waiting a sniper shot him and
shattered his left arm. With a bad arm and the leg damaged by the
grenades Desmond climbed down the rope ladder by himself.
Whenever we stand for the National Anthem with our hands over our hearts we think of our dads who served in the Navy, guys like Desmond Doss and all those that didn't come back from war. What makes "Hacksaw Ridge" personal is that two of the ships supporting the invasion of Okinawa were ships that our dads served on.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo