The Longest Month Movie

The Longest Month Movie 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 timeframe, 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 would like to tell:

  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 have come up with several items that will be available, depending on the level of contribution.

$25:  DVD only

$30 Blu Ray and Sadr City Flying Club Sticker

$50 DVD/BluRay, Sticker and 11 X 17 photo autographed by the photographer CW4 (RET) Dan McClinton who took the photos during missions in Iraq.  

$100 DVD/Blu Ray, sticker and print of Sadr City Flying Club painting.  Your name will be mentioned in the credits under the heading “special thanks”

$250 DVD/Blu Ray, sticker, photograph and print of Sadr City Flying Club painting.  Name mentioned in the credits under the heading “special thanks”

$500:  Business Sponsor:  Have your business’ or organization’s name and logo shown as a sponsor of the film in the credits.

$1000 “Producer” package, DVD/Blu Ray, sticker, photograph and print of Sadr City Flying Club painting.  Name mentioned in the credits under the heading “associate producer”

If you don't want or need any SWAG please let us know and we'll be more than happy to do it that way too.

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!



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  • Anonymous 
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    • 1 mo
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    • $50 
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    • $250 
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Fundraising team: Crazyhorse Team (3) 

Dan McClinton 
Raised $1,430 from 14 donations
Carrollton, TX
Joseph Belsha 
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Kenn Christenson 
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This team raised $2,985 from 35 other donations.
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