This Sunday, Rocky Mountain PBS will air the one-hour documentary produced from those interviews.
It will be on PBS stations across Colorado at 7 p.m. prior to the National Salute to Veterans hosted by actor Gary Sinise, well known for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump.
Rooster’s Remembers –The Veterans Video Project was directed by Colorado filmmaker Steve Mack and produced by Kevan Worley, owner of Colorado Springs’ Roosters Men’s Grooming Center. The video honors those who served and helps raise awareness and money for the Mountain Post Historical Center to be built outside Fort Carson Gate 1.
“This project has truly been a labor of love,” Worley said. “We are profoundly honored by this opportunity to work with an award-winning filmmaker to show these personal stories of heroism.”
World War II veterans featured in the video served at Pearl Harbor; in the 10th Mountain Division at Riva Ridge; Battle of the Bulge in the Pacific; and at home. One of the veterans is a female British intelligence officer who was responsible for gathering and evaluating German communications. Another was in the first basic training class of the Women’s Army Corp. The video also features Vietnam veteran Army helicopter pilot, an Air Force fighter pilot and a Navy fighter pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and spent almost six years in prison camps. Veterans also recount the days when tension between Western allies and the Soviet Bloc dramatized the fear of nuclear tension felt by a nation in the grip of the Cold War.
Roosters Remembers — The Veterans Video Project first premiered in April 2012 at Stargazers Theater and Event Center. Proceeds from the sale of the video support the effort to construct the permanent facility for the Mountain Post Historical Center. The video is available at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, 1466 W Garden of the Gods Road and through the Mountain Post Historical Center website.