February 14th 2013
Wow, I just realized that its been over 2 years since I updated the news section. Well...if you've been following the Facebook page, this project has grown a lot. In the last two years I have interviewed over 20 veterans and gained so much more knowledge about the history of the transport squadrons than I can retain. Good things for video, audio recordings, and notes huh?
The DVD is just about finished, and its been long overdue. With so many obstacles and red tape in the way I'm really happy that it's almost over. We had originally hired a professional editor to work on the film, and unfortunately each revision he created was terrible. Not because of his quality of editing, but because he has no military insight. The DVD will be seen by the biggest critics in the world, the ones who lived it. I could not allow a final product to have that many continuity errors and the wrong feel sold to you. That's why at the beginning of 2012 I had Chris Helton from Silver Line Productions LLC send me all the master files. I decided that no one would be able to produce a video the way I have envisioned it in my head better than myself.
If you think it's easy to produce a legal film for worldwide sale, you're nuts. I have had to pour over copyright laws and contracts for use of video and photos. Not to mention keep a record of all these licenses. Most films, even smaller documentaries, have a long list of people who worked on it, everything from the director to the guy who put tape on the microphone boom. Well not in this film. Chris and I are the only people who put this together. He drove up from Savannah and shot a ton of video at Cherry Point and worked all the business angles. I began applying the video and all material used in sequences from the script I wrote.
Almost done, just another month left and the weight of this project will be off our shoulders and hopefully be a cherished asset on your shelf to show your friends and family.
December 13th 2010
Looks like Dale Dye will not be able to be the host for the DVD. Silver Line hasn't heard back from
October 25th 2010
Still uploading more historical documents and photos. Chris Helton was able to interview the Fat Albert crew of the Blue Angels on Saturday.
The DVD is coming along well, the production company really needs your support to ensure this gets done on time. They are looking for investors to help produce the film so if you're interested please contact me through the "contact us" button underneath the "about us" button on the main menu bar.
The pre-sales are coming along great, but they need more pre-sales, this shows the current investors that there is a large amount of people willing to buy the DVD and it helps get more investors involved with the project.
In other news, we have a new staff member for the history project, Krystle Wolfe will be taking on the VMGR-252 portion of the project research and will help getting the old photos into frames and onto the walls of the squadron.
October 18th 2010
Silver Line Productions, LLC a Savannah GA based video production company, and KC-130 historian Alan Stinar are pleased to announce that Dale A. Dye, Captain, US Marine Corps (ret) has signed a letter of intent to host the documentary MARINE BATTLEHERKS: A LEGACY.
Dale Dye is no stranger to the Marine Corps. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1964. He served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970, surviving 31 major combat operations. He emerged from Southeast Asia with numerous decorations, including a Bronze Star for valor and three Purple Heart medals for wounds suffered in combat. He spent 13 years as an enlisted Marine, rising to the rank of master sergeant. He was chosen to attend officer candidate school and was appointed a warrant officer in 1976. He later converted his commission and was a captain when he was sent to Beirut with the multinational peacekeeping force in 1982-83.
He is the founder and principal of Warriors, Inc., which provides technical advisory services to the entertainment industry worldwide. Services included performer training, research, planning, staging and on-set advisory for directors and other key production personnel. Captain Dye’s screen credits include among many others, Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, and Band of Brothers.
The documentary will explore the 50 year history of the KC-130 aircraft used by the United States Marine Corps. The hour long documentary is scheduled to start shooting immediately.
MARINE BATTLEHERKS: A LEGACY is scheduled to be released March 1st, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the delivery of the first KC-130. Pre-sales of the DVD will be available here on the MARINE BATTLEHERK website
October 13th 2010
(SAVANNAH,GA)- Silver Line Productions, LLC a Savannah GA based video production company, and KC-130 historian Alan Stinar recently signed a Joint Venture Agreement to develop MARINE BATTLEHERKS: A LEGACY. The documentary will explore the 50 year history of the KC-130 aircraft used by the United States Marine Corps. The hour long documentary is scheduled to start shooting immediately.
Stinar, an active duty Marine began collecting data on the history of the KC-130 over a year ago. Since then, he has produced numerous local presentations pertaining to the subject. Silver Line Productions, LLC, headed by former Marine KC-130 Loadmaster, Chris Helton, became interested in the project after finding the group on Facebook and contacting Stinar to offer their services.
The documentary is scheduled to be released March 1st, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the delivery of the first KC-130. Pre-sales of the DVD will be available on the MARINE BATTLEHERK website (www.marinebattleherk.com)
October 6th 2010
JACKPOT!!! Today I received a stack of photos, newspaper articles, and Command Chronologies that is just over 8 inches thick. I will scan everything and upload it, then get all the photos/frames into frames and return everything to VMGR-252. This stuff has been sitting in a desk for who knows how long, finally it will be available for everyone to see.
October 5th 2010
The General Forum should be working now, I'm still designing the architecture for the other threads. Those will be used for uploading my history notes for each unit and different topics. Once all that is up, I'll allow them to be unlocked for discussion. Thank you to everyone who's been submitting me feedback about bugs and problems with the site, I promise I'm working on them as fast as I can, as always, all suggestions are encouraged.
October 3rd 2010
Still working out some bugs, uploading more photos and historical documents. Working on a podcast application so you can hear interviews and voice updates that way there is more of a personable feeling to the site.
October 2nd 2010
The Official for this project is finally up. I hope to make it the most extensive knowledge base of our community. To share stories of the past and the present.