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Film, Video Performance: Precious Pearl

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  • Performance: Precious Pearl


  • Written by Cindy Morgan and Navy veteran Kimberly Mitchell, "Precious Pearl" tells the story of Mitchell, who was found as a baby on the roadside, clinging to the body of her deceased mother during the Vietnam War. A South Vietnamese Marine carried her to the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Da Nang, where she was adopted by a U.S. Airman and brought back to Wisconsin from where she dedicated her life to service.

Event Date

  • November 13, 2020

Running Time

  • 10 minutes 12 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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