USMC (Ret.) As a combat cameraman, Hatch has a very different perspective of the war though the lens of his camera, as he begins, "I was living in the movie, I was disassociated with everything that was going on around me." Hatch risks his life to document the brutal battle on Tarawa Island as the Marines assault the beach head and take the island. The film won an Academy Award for outstanding documentary short subject in 1944.
Each war hero offers a unique perspective on the role they played in defending our nation.