William Woods to host special pre-release viewing of Vietnam War veteran documentary “MANCHU: A Brotherhood of Sacrifice”  

Fulton, MO – A fascinating new documentary honoring the individuals who served the U.S. in the Vietnam War is coming to William Woods University (WWU).

“MANCHU: A Brotherhood of Sacrifice,” a project of local author and Vietnam War veteran Stan Adams, his wife Rita Adams and documentary filmmaker Matt Wilcox, will have a special pre-release viewing this Saturday, May 18th, at 3:30 p.m. in WWU’s Cutlip Auditorium. The event’s agenda will include:

  • 2:30 p.m. – Red Carpet Meet & Greet (The Owl’s Nest, McNutt Campus Center)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Film screening followed by Q&A with veterans featured in the film (Cutlip Auditorium, McNutt Campus Center)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner (Tucker Dining Hall)

Tickets to the movie are $20 for the general public, and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at https://manchumovie.edutechvip.com, or at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2657, 505 Collier Lane in Fulton.

Adams, a native of Mokane, Missouri, is the author of “Mokane to Mole City,” a memoir of his tour in Vietnam. Along with his wife Rita (Russell) Adams, a 1975 graduate of William Woods, they paired up with Florida filmmaker Matt Wilcox to develop a Vietnam War documentary. Wilcox traveled the country interviewing Vietnam veterans for the film, which included Adams and another Callaway County Manchu Vietnam veteran, David Hosenfelt. The result is “MANCHU: A Brotherhood of Sacrifice,” which will be shown for the first time this Saturday at William Woods.

WWU is expecting to host Vietnam veterans and their families from around the country to experience this event to honor those who served. For more information, please contact Rita Adams ’75, the Event Coordinator, at (573)808-2347 or Judy Hosenfelt at (573)310-1896.

For more on Stan and Rita Adams’ work, including Matt Wilcox’s documentary, please click on these links:

Manchu: A Brotherhood of Sacrifice 1968-70 (edutechvip.com)

“Mokane to Mole City” – A Vietnam Memoir by Stan Adams (luckysnipe.com)