Red, White, Black & Blue
Updated: 12/02/2016 12:21 Originally Hosted: 2/17/2008

"My job was to kill Japanese, and that's what I did."

"Bill Jones and Andy Petrus are the two toughest 85-year-olds you've ever met.

[Red White Black & Blue had its broadcast premiere on the Emmy Award-Winning PBS series “Independent Lens” on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 10pm EST in conjunction with Veteran’s Day. You can obtain a copy of this video through Tom’s website at: http://www.alaskainvasion.com/purchase-movie-soundtrack/ ]

Together, these life-long friends fought 3,000 Japanese in a secret Alaskan invasion during

World War II. Now, 60 years later, these two forgotten heroes embark on an intense and

emotional journey back to the remote Aleutian island of Attu, where they relive the brutal 19-

day battle that the American government kept secret.

As Bill and Andy retrace their steps over this desolate, untouched battlefield -- a living

museum littered with crashed airplanes, collapsing buildings, and unexploded bombs -- the

line between past and present begins to blur and long-forgotten memories resurface with

moving force.

Red White Black & Blue isn’t just one soldier’s story -- it is the story of every solider who

faces an enemy he does not understand and returns home with scars that are slow to heal."

Tom Putnam

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