Regular ROK Drop reader Resa Kirkland asked me to post her GoFundMe request which she is using to attend the 3D Film Festival in Burbank, California. The festival has invited her to host the showing of the Korean War movie Cease Fire that Resa has been active in creating a documentary of due to the unique nature of the film.
Here is a Washington Times article that explains the background behind the movie Cease Fire that was filmed in Korea in 1953 and features Private First Class Ricardo Carrasco and 12 other Korean War GIs as well as one ROK soldier. Paramount Pictures was so impressed with Carrasco that they offered him a contract to become a movie star. He turned down the contract to return to the frontlines to be with his men who were preparing for a Chinese offensive on Pork Chop Hill. He would die that night on Pork Chop Hill. I highly recommend clicking this link for more details about the story of PFC Carrasco.
Here is a video that shows the background information around the documentary as well:
For those who appreciate Resa’s efforts I highly recommend donating a few dollars to help fund her trip. I just donated a few dollars myself. Thanks!