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The movie "Chosin" is the first-ever documentary on the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.
Hice served as Marine combat engineer with the 1st Combat Engineer Batallion, in Camp Pendleton, Calif., completed three tours in Iraq and reached the rank of Sergeant. Of his fellow Marines at Chosin, "These guys went through something horrific and came out victorious," Hice said.
"After I watched the movie and realized how well done it was, I wanted to make the film available to everyone," said Hice.
"After 60 years of silence, the survivors of the campaign take us on an emotional and heart-pounding journey through one of the most savage battles in American history," said film writer Anton Sattler. "These first-hand accounts, combined with footage never before seen by most Americans, create a visceral, emotionally charged experience unlike that provided by any other war documentary."
Writer and director Brian Iglesias will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions. Iglesias, of New Jersey, served as a Marine in Iraq. He and partner Sattler traveled cross-country in 2009, interviewing nearly 200 Korean War soldiers for the documentary.
The movie was released in 2010 and won Best Documentary honors in that year's GI Film Festival.
It will be shown this weekend at Motlow State Community College at 2 p.m. Admission is free and a reception follows the screening.