Detail For Show: BRIGHT LIGHTS, John Valverde, USN


Show Description:

89 year old John Valverde lives modestly in a senior mobilehome park in Petaluma California. He humbly but cantankerously retells his experiences in the Pacific, bringing to light a previously untold side of his two stories.

Caught on a destroyer ship when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1944, he immediately took up position as gunner during the massive assault. Three years later, the same ship, the USS Hull, threw him into the shark-infested waters off Southeast Asia where he survived in a lifeboat for three days.

What is remarkable is John's unquestioning acceptance of the fact that the Navy never ever rewarded him for his outstanding service. This show was a finalist for the 2009 WAVE Awards.

Notes to Stations About This Show:

This show would be wonderful for July 4th or Dec. airings.

Type of Show: Specials

Target Viewing Market: National (US)

State of Production and/or Target State or Province: California

Frequency of Episodes: One time show

Show Producer: peggyDAYproductions

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