"Our Father's War is absolutely the most powerful doc I've ever seen. It gives an up-close, personal, therapeutic, historical and sensational story of one man's journey through the Vietnam War"
- Shad Meshad, President, National Veterans Foundation
"Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives"
- Siegfried Sassoon
Our Father’s War: A Vietnam Journey
David Lopez, USMC, was 18 years old when he landed on the shores of Vietnam in 1967. Wounded three times, the young Marine from East Los Angeles fought his way from Khe Sahn, Da Nang, Quang Tri, and every jungle and village in between.
It’s been 39 years since Sergeant David Lopez left Vietnam. He’s had a successful career in law enforcement, married his childhood sweetheart, Adella, and raised three sons, Ruben, Miguel and Carlos. Lopez is currently a high school teacher in Anaheim, California.
PTSD and the nightmares of Vietnam have haunted the Lopez family for nearly four decades. In the summer of 2006, David Lopez returned to Vietnam, with his wife Adella and son Ruben, to try and bury the ghosts of forty years.
The documentary “Our Father’s War” chronicles the two-week journey of the Lopez family as they travel across Vietnam to the battlefields, jungles, provinces and villages that forever changed the life of an 18-year-old Marine from East LA.