Summer of ’67 is a Vietnam War love story based on real events. My dad was aboard the USS Forrestal when it caught fire on July 29, 1967. Growing up, I heard the stories and wondered what it must have been like for those sweethearts, wives, and moms as they watched the news but had no idea whether their men were alive, injured, or killed. Summer of ’67 is my way to introduce younger generations to the complexities of the Vietnam War and the turbulent sixties. It’s told from a female perspective, focusing not on the war, but on the loved ones left behind and the struggles faced back on the homefront.
As we countdown to our release date for Summer of ’67, we’re excited to recognize and show honor to our military men and women and their families who sacrifice much for our country.
Throughout the month of May on our Summer of ’67 social media we’ll be sharing Military Memories from active military and veterans and their loved ones, and we’d love to share your story. What’s it like watching your spouse head off to war? What was the greatest struggle you faced as a military spouse? What do you wish other people knew about military life?
To share a Military Memory, head over to the Summer of’67 movie page to submit. Share a challenge, a triumph, a bittersweet time, or a sappy moment (max. limit 80 words). Include with your memory a photo, your names, rank, and the years of military service.