The Last Full Measure Movie

Check out the official plot synopsis of The Last Full Measure, the upcoming war drama movie written and directed by Todd Robinson:

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The Last Full Measure Movie Teaser Poster

Plot synopsis::
“This is the true story of William Pitsenbarger, a war hero of the highest order, an Air Force medic who personally saved over 60 men, before being killed in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War. Given the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of the battlefield, Pitsenbarger remained to save and defend all those soldiers who were left, but was eventually killed by an enemy bullet, sacrificing his own life for his comrades. For his heroic deeds, Pitsenbarger was awarded the highest military honor a soldier could get, the Congressional Medal of Honor. This medal is awarded for personal acts of valor, above and beyond, the call of duty. But before Pitsenbarger was given the medal, it was taken away from him for unknown, but seemingly political reasons.
THE LAST FULL MEASURE is the touching story of Pitsenbarger’s father (Christopher Plummer) who together with all survivors of the Vietnam battle petitioned the government to give this fallen war hero the medal he so well deserved. Investigator Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) is assigned to the case to investigate the reason for this grave injustice. During his research, Scott begins to discover the private and political reasons why certain corrupt politicians denied Pitsenbarger’s medal. Scott personally visits a number of the survivors of that terrible battle, all of whom unite for a march on Washington to give back to William Pitsenbarger the honor that has been so ingloriously taken from him. Driven by their conviction, Huffman and Pitsenbarger’s friends and family reclaim his well deserved award in an emotional outpouring that honored this truly great man. To this day, he remains only of 1 of 2 enlisted airmen to ever receive such an honor..”

The cast includes Grant Gustin , Samuyel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Sebastian Stan, Brittany Snow, Diane Ladd, Laurence Fishburne, Linus Roache, Bradley Whitford, William Hurt, John Savage, Max Gail, Byron Mann, Dale Dye, Travis Aaron Wade, and Julian Adams.

The film has yet to get an official release date.

Learn more about William Pitsenbarger in this video from the official youtube channel of the Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE):

Portraits in Courage – William Pitsenbarger: Medal of Honor recipient

Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The Last Full Measure.

Update – An additional teaser poster:

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The Last Full Measure


6 Responses - “The Last Full Measure Movie”

  1. Melody Connon

    Hi My name is Melody. My Dad was the one who lowered pitts to the ground after he was strapped down with first aide kits and one in his mouth. He gave my Dad the thumbs up and my Dad lowered him down. He knew he would never see him again and it kept him up that night. My Dad Richard Connon also saved Pitts off a land mine earlier that month. My Dad thought , what if he had never saved Pitts off that mine. All those guys would have died. Thank you Pitts. That was so selfless. Please keep me informed on this movie. My Dad passed away and I can’t wait to see the movie. I have heard all the stories. ~ Melody

    • Wendy Hilleary

      Melody thanks for sharing. You are right to be proud of your dad, he was also a hero. I’m from and live in Piqua, Ohio where Bill Pitsenbarger was from. We are also looking forward to seeing the movie.

  2. Jay McKinney

    I am from Piqua Also, born and raised except the 4 years I spent in the U. S. Air Force, I also can’t wait to see this movie. I am proud of this home town hero. I also volunteer at the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, and as of this day or rather 8/9/17 I did and will continue to started my shift at the museum with a Goodmorning and Thank You at the display of William there. God Bless you William and God Bless the United States of America. You will not be forgotten!!

  3. Don Campbell

    I was stationed at Bien Hoa from Jan to Nov of 1969 as an F-100 pilot (510th TFS). We all had heard of Pitts & I look forward to the Movie. He really deserved the MOH!!!

  4. William Hughes

    We are all looking forward to the release of the film that will depict this heroic effort and the lives saved by Bill Pitsenbarger. I am a retired Pararescueman and Bill’s lithograph hangs on the wall in my home. He is a legend and we still have many now serving who do this Nation proud. My request is simple, in the above description is described as a Medic, Pitts was a Pararescueman, please correct this error. Thank you.

  5. Norman Schultz

    I was a crewchief assigned to Det. 6, 38th ARRSQ from 1969 to 1970, the same detachment that Pitsenbarger served in. The pararescuemen in our detachmen twere all like Pitsenbarger, wanting to do whatever it takes to save someone. We were the most decorated unit in the Air Force for a good reason.
    I am glad to see the rest of the world will see what these men were doing.

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