Sir! No Sir! Credits


dedicated to jeff sharlet (1942-1969), founder of vietnam gi, the first gi underground paper; and john kniffin (1940-2002), leader of texas vietnam veterans against the war.

both died of cancer caused by agent orange, the chemical defoliant used by the u.s. in vietnam.

Produced, Directed and Written by David Zeiger.

Produced by Evangeline Griego and Aaron Zarrow.

Edited by May Rigler and Lindsay Mofford.

Narrated by Troy Garity.

Executive Producer - Peter Broderick.

Co-Producer - Louise Rosen.

Associate Producers - William Short, Michael Slate.

Original Music by Buddy Judge.

Sound Design - Tucker.

Associate Editors - Duc Nguyen, Tucker.

Camera - May Rigler, David Zeiger.

Production and Editorial Assistant - Deidre Farris.

Producers’ Assistant - Renee Tod.

Additional Camera - Jerry Henry, Ann Kaneko.

Still Photography - William Short.

Online Editor - Bill Bryn Russell.

Production Intern - Phinneas Kiyomura.

Technical Support - Nicolas Gibbs.

Graphic Design - Christopher Kirk.

Publicity - Tim Fisher.

Accounting - Stu Nelson.

Legal Council - Michael Donaldson.

Archival Research - James Lewes.

Additional Research - Jörgen Gustafson, Isabelle Moore, Mark Piper, Dina Rigle.

Web Design - James Lewes, Roger Los, David Neiman.

Voice of Colonel Heinl - Ed Asner.

Featuring: Joe Bangert, Tom Bernard, Dave Blalock, Richard Boyle, Dave Cline, Donald Duncan, Eddie Eskelson, Jane Fonda, Louis Font, Stephen Goldsmith, Elder Halim Gullahbemi, Oliver Hirsch, John Huyler, Terry Iverson, Jerry Lembcke, Howard Levy, Keith Mather, Don L. May, Ron McMahan, Louise Monaco, Hal Muskat, Greg Payton, Randy Rowland, Susan Schnall, William Short, Darnell Summers, Joe Urgo, Terry Whitmore, Michael Wong and Billy Dean Smith’s Family - Verna Blossomgame, Veda Kennedy, Essie Love, Mildred Parker.

Special thanks to the veterans, supporters and scholars who generously shared their stories with us: Thomas Barton, Wayne Beverly, Cam Cunningham, David Cortright, Carl Dix, Ray Eurquhart, Francis Giacomozzi, Terry Klug, Cathy Kniffin, Mark Lane, Jane McMahan, Gerald Nicosia, Dennis Patrick, Dick Perrin, Richard Randig, Curt Stocker, Andy Stapp, Michael Uhl.


“Mountain Deep” - “The Levy Walk” - “Turn, Turn, Turning Point”-“Single Female Man” - “My Friend, the End” - “The Creeper” - “Break Out” - “Midnight Jesus” - “Cream and Sugar”; Written by Buddy Judge, Performed by The Creepers;© 2005 Kraftmatic Adjustable Muzik (BMI)

“Soldier Boy”; Written by Luther Dixon and Florence Green; Courtesy of EMI Longitude Music (BMI) and ABKO Music; Performed by The Shirelles; Courtesy of Sundazed Records.

“Soldier We Love You”; Written and Performed by Rita Martinson; Courtesy of From the Forest Music

“Captain Sterling’s Little Problem”; Written by Boots Riley; Performed by The Coup; Courtesy of Field Negro Music


Archival Sources

Judy Babinski, Andy Bell, James Blackwell, Dave Cline, Kenneth Cloke, David Cortright Papers, Robert Christgau, Cam Cunningham, Doug Emory, John Filo, Bob Fiore, Bob Fitch, Geoffrey Ithen, James Jernigan, O. T. Johnson, Mark Jury, Alden Kimbro, Bart Lubow, David Stone Martin, Ron McMahan, Elizabeth Mock, Carolyn Mugar, Francine Parker, Alan Pogue, Yolanda Retter, George Schmidt, Bill Street, Wallace Terry, Erik Webber.

ABC News VideoSource, BBC Worldwide Americas Inc.

Dept. of Defense, Dept. of the Army, KPIX - TV, KRON - TV, National Archives and Records Administration, Newsreel, Roz Payne Archives, San Francisco Bay Area Television Archives, SVT-Swedish Television, UCLA Film & Television Archives, Vanderbilt Television Archive

Boston University, Liberation News Service Papers, Contemporary Culture Collection - Temple University Libraries- Temple University, Archives Special Collections, SFSU J. Paul Leonard Library, Soldaten Archive, University of Pennsylvania, Southern California Library – Social Research, Newsfilm- University of South Carolina Collection, Swarthmore College-Peace Collection, The Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University

James Lewes GI Press Collection

Underground Press Syndicate/Bell & Howell, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Esquire, Kansas City Star, Killeen Daily Herald, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, New York Times, Life Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Ramparts Magazine, Corbis, Getty Images, Radio first Termer, Pacifica Radio

“ Summer ’68,” “Only the Beginning,” “Army” Used by Permission © Newsreel

 “FTA” Used by Permission © Free Theater Associates

“Connie Stay Home” Used by Permission © Neil Reichline

“Winter Soldier” Used by Permission © Winter Film Collective

 "Choosing Sides: I Remember Vietnam - The War at Home"

Provided courtesy of Wellspring Media, Inc. © 1998 Non Fiction Films

“The Flower of the Dragon” Used by Permission © Richard Boyle

“Unlawful Concert” Used by Permission © Fred Gardner

“The Spitting Image” Used by Permission @ New York University Press

"A Matter of Conscience: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War" Used by Permission © William Short and Willa Seidenberg


Thank You: David Addlestone, Ben Allen, Joan Andersson, Paul Atwood, Andrew Bell, Andy Berman, Melissa Bunnen, Scott Cade, Don Carrico, Richard Chase, Tom Cleaver, Ken Cloke, Judith Coburn, John Collings, Paul Cox, Bestor Cram, Ralph Alan Dale, Ken Dalton, Meryl Marshall-Daniels, Raymond L. Daniels, Peter Davis, John Dean, Joe Deforest, Skip Delano, Glen Douglas, Terry DuBose, Richard Eiden, Tod Ensign, Bill Ehrhart, Mike Ferner, Bob Fiori, Wendy Forbush, Richard Flacks , Eva Allison Frank, Fred Gardner, Joan Goldsmith, Romagne H. Goldsmith, Harv Goldstein, Ruth Y. Goldway, Frank Gomez, Josh Gould, Bob Gura, Cris Gutierrez, Harry Haines, Terrance Hallinan, Alan Horn, James Jernigan, Marc Levy, Verin Lewis, Celia Rosebury Lighthill, Bob McKay, Jane McMahan, Joseph Moore, Steve Morse, Richard Moser, Carolyn Mugar, Dominic Musacchio , Christine Nielsen, Maryann Nielsen, Dave Obrien, Cindy O’hara, D. Patrick O’Ney, Jim Pentecost, Susan Whittaker Pitlik, J. Lynn Pizzo, John Regan, Dina Rigler, Matt Rinaldi, Bob Rosen, Carolyn Rothberg, Ed Radtke, Elena Schlowsky, Ellen Schneider, Tomi Schwaetzer, Bob Sharlet, Stanley Sheinbaum, Jim Simons, Vern Simula, Jim Skelly, Martin Smith, Elizabeth Stanley, Arny Stieber, Bill Street , Joe Treasure, Max Watts, Tom Wetzler, Jerry West, Leni Wildflower, Bonnie Willdorf, Barry S. Willdorf, Stephanie Woolhandler, Irv and Bea Zeiger, Robert Zevin, Randy Ziglar, Matilde Zimmerman


Produced in Association with Pangea Productions

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