got invited to see the world premier of the documentary film "CHOSIN" last night at the GI Filmfest in washington DC and attend special reception with my parents. . .my Dad fought at the 'Frozen Chosin" and was a VIP guest last night. Was pretty special to see him honored along with about 10 other vets of the battle in attendance. they got standing ovations and special recognition from the 4 star general in command of all troops in korea. the film was very special. few other generals there, all in their dress blues, along with some of the wounded warriors from walter reed (who also got a very nice standing "O" from the audience of about 500 guests. . .this film was directed and produced by a couple of young ex-marines and is the first full-length documentary/movie ever made about the battle of the chosin reservoir in the korean war...while my dad was in the army and part of small army company of combat engineers that had been sent to the reservoir to build a command post for Xcorp, he got trapped up there along with the rest of the 1st marine division and had to fight along side the marines and walk out of there in the famous retreat to the sea. .. in a totally unkown bit of history, while the rest of the 10,000 or so marines and soldiers who got to walk straight onto the ships at hungnam north korea on 11/12 december 1950 after their escape, dad's company of 80 engineers got the unlucky distinction of being the only ones who got re-assigned back to 3rd ID, and got to remain in frozen North Korea for 2 more weeks assisting in the evacuation and were in fact the last men to walk off the beach along with the navy demolition teams as they blew up the docks on christmas eve morning 1950. ...he had his first hot shower in over 30 days when he finally boarded a ship that evening in hungnam harbor. ... anyway, it was an unbelievably good movie, and worth your time if you ever get to see it, either on cable, or through a download . ... here is a link to the site. . . as i told the director last night, i was certainly honored and humbled to be there and be able to share it with my dad, and that folks honored him in that way. . .its pretty impressive to see a bunch of generals talk of their "elders" the way that general talked of those 11 vets last night. . .