Season 1, Episode 4 - Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura


Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
Number:Season 1, Episode 4
Air Date:11/09/2018

What You Need To Know:

During the Korean War, U.S. troops had to defend positions against an enormous number of invading forces. Defending one of these positions, Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura earned his Medal of Honor. Willing to give his own life, Hershey held off an incredible enemy force with his machine gun and his bayonet. His actions allowed wounded soldiers to escape the combat. Hershey survived that night and was captured by the communist forces. He was a POW until the end of the Korean War.

This episode of MEDAL OF HONOR discusses U.S. fears about its Japanese citizens during World War II, and how Hershey served his country in the Korean War. The reenactment in this episode is a more violent than others but is incredibly well-produced. At the time of the episode release, Hershey is still alive and living in Texas, so it’s fascinating to listen to his interviews. This episode highlights Hershey’s self-sacrifice in the face of an overwhelming enemy. It also contains some discussions of Christian faith and God’s guidance. The episode is unsuitable for very young viewers, due to violence.


(BBB, CC, VV, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong biblical and moral worldview where self-sacrifice is highlighted and bravery is seen as incredibly important, some discussions of faith and God’s guidance;

Foul Language:
  No foul language;

  Intense scenes of warfare including many deaths by rifles, machine guns, grenade fire, and bayonets, and scenes of gruesome injuries inflicted by battle;

  No sex;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drug use; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Depictions of communism.


1.111/09/2018Sylvester Antolak+1
1.211/09/2018Clint Romesha-2
1.311/09/2018Edward Carter-1
1.411/09/2018Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura +1
1.511/09/2018Vito Bertoldo+1
1.611/09/2018Joseph Vittori-1
1.711/09/2018Richard L. Etchberger-1
1.811/09/2018Ty M. Carter-2

Do you enjoy articles like this?
Click here to become a monthly partner and receive a movie for free!


Want more content like this? Make a donation to Movieguide®