Donnie Wahlberg, star of Blue Bloods on CBS and long-time member of the band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) will narrate Return to Pointe-du-Hoc, the World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media’s 75th anniversary of D-Day documentary to premiere around Veterans Day of 2019.
Wahlberg, who also portrayed Lt. Carwood Lipton in HBO’s Band of Brothers television series (2001), has starred is many movies and television shows over the course of his career.
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“Donnie has a great voice, very smooth and perfect for this film honoring some very special heroes of WWII on a very important anniversary,” said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation. The film will be the 22nd overall from the non-profit World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media when completed.
The documentary will most likely air nationally via American Public Television and its PBS affiliates.
Quick Overview of the film:
The incredible story of two 2nd Battalion U.S. Army Rangers who had two totally different experiences on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Both were in a fight for their lives as they approached the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc.
The impact of that day would not be fully understood for one of the Rangers until a recent visit back to Normandy, France.
One of the soldiers would reach his goal, the other 2nd Ranger, Tom Ruggiero, would cling to life in the cold English Channel.
We follow George Klein back to Normandy decades later and he revisits the exact location where his World War II story began. His final trip will be emotional. He will be honored by those who live in Normandy and haven’t forgotten. He will attend a ceremony with old comrades for the final time at Pointe-du-Hoc, looking over the 100-foot cliff he and his fellow 2nd Rangers had to scale on June 6, 1944 in the face of a torrent of German fire.
Film includes Drone camera captured views of Pointe du Hoc seldom ever seen. A boat also takes Ranger Klein to the exact spot where he landed below the cliffs on June 6, 1944, the drone capturing views of the Pointe Klein hasn’t seen in over 70 years.
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