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The Longest Month Movie

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The Longest Month Movie Project


Because of your generous support this film has now been completed. It is available for streaming on Tubi and coming soon to Amazon Prime. If you need a physical copy they are also available. Thanks to everyone that contributed to this project!


The Longest Month is the working title of a documentary intended to highlight the efforts of Attack Helicopters assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. We intend to highlight actions that took place between 28 JAN 07 and 28 FEB 07. The events we will cover are not exclusively limited to that time frame, but we are using that moment in time to illustrate the intensity of operations during that deployment.

Here’s an example of one of the stories that we will be telling:

 The President of the United States takes pride in presenting The Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to:

 Keith Yoakum

 Chief Warrant Officer Four, U.S. Army

 For extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Multi-National  Corps-Iraq. Chief Warrant Officer Four Yoakum distinguished himself as a Pilot of an AH-64D Longbow Apache Helicopter on 2 February 2007   while  engaged in aerial operations in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

 During a reconnaissance mission, Chief Warrant Officer Four Yoakum’s aircraft was seriously damaged by heavy enemy machine gun fire, which    required him to land immediately. Without regard for his own safety and to protect his comrades, Chief Warrant Officer Four Yoakum chose to  remain with his wingman to destroy the enemy. With his main gun inoperable, his only option was to climb in altitude and then dive while firing his  Apache’s rockets. Ultimately the aircraft succumbed to its battle damage and crashed.

 Chief Warrant Officer Four Yoakum’s distinctive accomplishments and dedication to service to his country are in keeping with the finest traditions   of  the military service, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 1st Cavalry Division, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and the United States Army.

But this is only part of the story. We want your help to be able to tell it all.


We need funding to cover travel, lodging, legal fees, equipment rental and things like licensing fees for the music we’d like to use. Obviously, the more money that is donated the better we can make this film, and in the end that’s all we want, to make the best presentation that represents the blood, sweat and tears that were put forth by these soldiers. $10,000 is the announced goal but if we raise more money, we can obviously do more things.

Filming is scheduled to begin at FT Hood, TX in the spring of 2019.


In addition to our eternal gratitude, and knowledge that you are helping bring stories of heroes, courage under fire, and sacrifice that should be made public, we would like to offer some SWAG, but we have been informed that GoFundMe doesn't allow that option.

Seriously, we appreciate you taking the time to consider this project and hope you contribute. If you like this project and want to see it succeed, please let your friends and those you think may be interested know about us as well!



  • Joshua Kepple
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Lindsay Belsha
    • $750 
    • 3 yrs
  • David Nolan
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Edward Berardinelli
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Melissa Clazie
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs


Dan McClinton
Carrollton, TX

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