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Military Veteran Services Center to Screen Apache Helicopter Documentary Movie

Area Veterans, Military Families and the Public Are Invited to Attend the Free Screening

Bellevue University’s Military Veteran Services Center (MVSC) will host a free screening of “Apache Warrior” on Friday, June 22 from 7-8:45 p.m., in the Symposium Room of the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building on Bellevue University’s main campus. Filmmaker Christian Tureaud and Co-Producer and former Apache Crew Chief Joshua Lang will be in attendance at the screening.

“Apache Warrior” is a feature-length documentary that puts the viewer in the cockpit of an Apache attack helicopter during the opening salvo of what would be one of the largest invasions in United States and world history. The film includes authentic combat footage and interviews with multiple crew members.

In contrast to other films in the war genre, “Apache Warrior” emphasizes truth and reality versus scenes dramatized for Hollywood. According to Tureaud, the film successfully delivers on impact and emotion, but in a respectful manner. The action is presented, he said, in a way that is moving, but never gruesome.

“I think this is a great opportunity to bring people together to view this film. It offers a glimpse into what it is like inside an Apache helicopter while in combat. Folks should come away with a renewed appreciation for the sacrifices our soldiers make to protect our freedoms,” said JR Richardson, Director of the MVSC.

With over 20 years in Hollywood, Salzberg and Tureaud have collaborated on a number of military films including “Danger Close”, “The Hornet’s Nest”, “Citizen Soldier”, and “The Perfect Game”. The MVSC will screen each of these films in the coming months. Dates and times will be announced as they become available.