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Former preist releasing "Perfect Valor" documentary

A former area priest is featured in a new documentary that he calls 'the face of selflessness and sacrifice'. Dan Hoedl says "Perfect Valor" is one of the few non-political films that shows how war really affects people.
/ Source: KVLY-TV

A former area priest is featured in a new documentary that he calls 'the face of selflessness and sacrifice'. Dan Hoedl says "Perfect Valor" is one of the few non-political films that shows how war really affects people.



Dan says he's not a hero, but he met a lot of them during his two deployments to Iraq as a chaplain with the Marines. He says it is an honor to be in the film, but says the real honor belongs to those who lost their lives.



Perfect Valor is a story of war through the eyes of the men and women who where there.



Hoedl: "The average American who watches, it will awaken them. They will see the sacrifice of soldiers, the sacrifice of their family and even their community's sacrifice."



Former Fargo priest, Dan Hoedl, was a chaplain for the Marines when the documentary was shot.



Hoedl: "You want to take the pain away, the fear away, you feel like you can't do enough."



Hoedl admits the film is sobering, but says it's important for people to see. It's a film he says it will get inside the hearts and minds of those who watch it.



An invite only viewing will be held for Hoedl's friends and family on Saturday night, but he felt it was important for everyone to have the chance to see it. So a public viewing will be held Sunday at the Fargo theatre.

Tickets are five dollars at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to the United Patriotic Bodies to help fund area veteran organizations.