Youngstown, Ohio, 1988. Boonie throws a reunion of all the China Beach veterans. Among the attendees are McMurphy and Joe Arenburg and their baby daughter, Beckett and his wife and teenage son, Lila and a terminally ill Sarge Pepper, Dr. Richard and his wife Colleen, Dodger with his Amerasian son; Frankie Bunsen and Wayloo Marie Holmes. McMurphy flashes back to her last frantic days at China Beach in late 1969 and dealing with a mortally wounded marine. Karen Lanier also films the events and interviews the vets while hoping to come to peace terms with her mother K.C. After the party, the vets decide to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. for one last trip down memory lane.
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In the role of McMurphy's daughter, Maggie, is Richard Picardo's daughter, Nicollette Arianna. See more
I remember thinking nothing had changed, the choppers coming in, the boys, and the body bags. Everything was exactly the same as the day I arrived, except for me.