Season 1, Episode 5 - Vito Bertoldo


Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
Number:Season 1, Episode 5
Air Date:11/09/2018

What You Need To Know:

Master Sergeant Vito Bertoldo, another American hero portrayed in Netflix’s MEDAL OF HONOR, lived an amazing story of persistence and bravery. Because of his poor eyesight, he was initially prevented from joining the army in World War II. Eventually, once he was allowed to join, Bertoldo was assigned to defend a French town from the Germans. When his unit members were all killed, Bertoldo took a defensive position on the street and held back German forces singlehandedly for more than 12 hours. Bertoldo was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions by President Truman.

This episode of MEDAL OF HONOR highlights the proud American tradition of the citizen-solider. Ben Schwartz’s performance as Bertoldo is subtle and striking, perhaps the best performance. The interviews are moving, showing Bertoldo’s family and their pride in him. Some mild foul language concerns, and the typical portrayals of warfare making the episode unsuitable for young viewers. Strong moral worldview which drives home Bertoldo’s willingness to serve and even give his life for his country. Duty and bravery are important themes, and this episode is especially inspiring.


(BBB, PPP, C, L, VV, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Very strong moral, patriotic worldview where redemptive self-sacrifice and bravery are highly regarded and humility is an important character trait;

Foul Language:
  Three profanities (including the use of God’s name), one piece of crude language;

  Several gunfights including some blood and many deaths by gunfire;

  No sexual content;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol;

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Some portrayals of National Socialism and images of concentration camps.


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

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