Actions Speak Louder Than Medals – the Royce Williams Story

Directed by John Mollison

On 18 November, 1952, Royce Williams found himself alone in an aerial duel against SEVEN superior, aggressively flown Russian MiGs. In the 38 minutes that followed, he bested at least four and just-barely brought his wounded F9F Panther back to the carrier….where he was promptly told that what had just happened “didn’t.” True to his values, Royce put the spectacular event out of his mind and continued his service, quietly, humbly — only telling his wife when informed (over FIFTY YEARS LATER) that the moment was now “unclassified.” Today, at age 95, Royce is finally (and somewhat bewildered by) the attention he deserves. But behind every great hero story is an even greater back-story proving out that the actions behind great deeds are their own reward.

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Shorts Block | Closing Night Duo

Closing Night Duo: Actions Speak Louder Than Medals with Hun Pilots

Closing night at the festival features two locally-connected films: “Actions Speak Louder Than Medals” followed by “Hun Pilots”.

Dates & Times
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May 23, 2021
4:45 pm