Southwestern Illinois College’s Veteran Services will host a screening event for the documentary, The Final 19.
The film follows the harrowing true story of Sergeant Dan Hefel and his journey as one of the final 19 prisoners of war to return from Vietnam. The film depicts his 1143 days spent in captivity, while also touching on life after the Vietnam War. In addition, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the war.
The event will be hosted March 30 at SWIC’s Belleville Campus, in the Main Complex Theatre. Listed below is the schedule for the screening and panel discussion of The Final 19 with Sergeant Dan Hefel.
- Meet and Greet with Sergeant Dan Hefel and Director Tim Breitbach.
- 11 a.m. – Screening “A” and Q&A
- 1 p.m. – Veteran Discussion Panel
- 2 p.m. – Screening “B” and Q&A
“Hosting an event such as the screening of The Final 19 helps bring the community together,” said Veteran Services Coordinator Dan Nagel. “SWIC is honored to be a place where veterans can feel both seen and heard.”
SWIC has over 1500 enrolled Veterans as part of the GI Bill.
For more details about the screening of The Final 19, please contact Veteran Services Coordinator Dan Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org