These are some of the behind-the-scenes photos taken by Don and Annette Hall during production of SILENT VICTORY.
Ft. Benning, GA, August 1998
Ft. Bragg, NC, October 1998
F/51stLRS member Dave Grieninger (second from right) was instrumental in making the Ft. Bragg shoot a success. Without his can-do, make-it-happen attitude, we would not have obtained such great results during this shoot. Later, Dave left F/51st LRS to become a helicopter pilot and served in Afghanistan. He in still in the Army and is now a Warrant Officer.
Wilmington NC, April 1999
Executive producer Annette Hall with F/51st LRS honor contingent at the memorial service for Col. William C. Maus.
Orlando, FL, February 1999
Don Hall with F/51st LRS honor guard at the memorial service for Col. William C. Maus. SSG Cornett, who is standing next to Don, was killed in action in Iraq on 3 Feb 2006. RIP.
Video crew with F51st LRS (Long Range Surveillance). The LRS footage did not make it into the final version of SILENT VICTORY because the focus ended up staying on F/51stLRP (Abn) Inf in Vietnam. It may one day be considered for bonus material.
Video crew with F51st LRS duringa Ghillie suit demonstration.
Another shot of the crew with members of F51stLRS at Ft. Bragg.
Photo, left:L to R, producer/director, Virginia Hashii; executive producer, Annette Hall; Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.Photo, right: L to R, executive producer, Don Hall; Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf. After his interview, Don & Annette Hall presented Gen. Schwarzkopf with a signed copy of the first edition of their book, I SERVED.
While the SILENT VICTORY team was Ft. Bragg. NC, conducting interviews for the documentary, the F51stLRS members visited F/51st LRP’s former first sergeant, Walter Butts (white shirt, left, facing camera), at his home in Fayetteville, NC.