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Tribute to World War II hero in documentary 'Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story'

Tribute to World War II hero in documentary 'Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story'

An evident labor of love that could have benefited from a sharper thematic focus, “Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story” pays tribute to the late WWII hero who earned a place in military lore for having led the last cavalry charge in U.S. military history.

Illinois-born Ramsey, who died in 2013 at the age of 95, had found himself in charge of the elite 26th Calvary Regiment in the Philippines, where he was leading a “Gunga Din”-type existence playing polo with other officers until Japanese troops marched through Manila.

He subsequently led his storied offensive in the Philippine jungle, and in 1942 he joined the Filipino resistance,...

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