John Baumhackl

 John Baumhackl
War: 
Vietnam War
Active Years: 
1969-1971
Military Rank: 
Specialist
Branch: 
U.S. Army
Unit: 
11th Armored Calvary, Air Calvary Troop, 33rd Chemical attachment

Drafted in January 1969 John was originally sent to the 58th Signal Battalion at Fort Lewis Washington, but then quickly volunteered for a deployment to Vietnam. Upon his arrival in Vietnam John was reassigned to the 11th Armored Calvary, Air Calvary Troop, 33rd Chemical attachment. While in Vietnam John's interest in photography and film were piqued. He amassed a collection of 35mm slides, and was about to shoot 8mm footage with a camera he purchased from the military store on his base. John has found a renewed interest in sharing his footage and photography as his connection to fellow Vietnam veterans has grown through the emergence of social media sites and veteran forums. John enjoys engaging with the veteran community, and spends much of his free time volunteering for the VA in San Francisco.

Film Information

Director: 
Robert Barbarino & Adan Pulido
Producer: 
Daniel L. Bernardi & Michael A. Behrens
Editor: 
Robert Barbarino
Year: 
2014
Cinematographer: 
Adan Pulido
Running Length: 
12min 30sec
Stage of Film: 
Film in Distribution
Trailer:
Film Still: 
 John Baumhackl

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