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The Last Ring Home

The Last Ring Home

The Last Ring Home is the story of courage, love and honor of a WWII hero, Lt Minter Dial, who won the Navy Cross, and was killed as a prisoner of war of the Japanese in January 1945. Son of a Senator and married to an aspiring actress, he became a Navy officer, captaining the USS Napa at the outbreak of war. Captured at Corregidor, he survived 2.5 years as a POW in the Philippines, only to be killed in the most gruesome conditions. Just before dying, he handed his Annapolis ring to a fellow prisoner, but it was lost in the ensuing chaos. Then the ring reappears many years later under the most improbable of circumstances. The Last Ring Home documents the ring's magical journey and the impact that it has had on so many people along the way.

 

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Clip #1: Minter Dial: Sharing History Through Storytelling - TRT: 1:12Minter Dial, producer of The Last Ring Home, describes his love of history & desire to make the subject more interesting to a broader audience by sharing the past through personal stories.

Clip #2: Chris Noone: Why the Film Appeals to a Wide Audience - TRT: 1:38 - ​Minter Dial's cousin, Chris Noone, describes why the film The Last Ring Home will appeal to a large audience & how it can help viewers understand the difficulties of serving in the military & the history of WWII.​

Clip #3: Chris Noone: The Impact of Lt Dial's Legacy on His Life & Service - TRT: :42- ​Minter Dial's cousin, Chris Noone, describes how the legacy of his grandfather, Lt. Nathaniel Minter Dial, inspired him to serve in the Marines.

Clip #4: Sandy Martin Sadler: POW - TRT: :39 - Class of 1982 Naval Academy alum, Sandy Martin Sadler, discusses how the film helped her better understand POWs & WWII.​

Clip #5: Chris Wright: Significance - TRT: 1:11Naval Academy & West Point ring expert Chris Wright discusses the significance of the class rings, both for their owners & as a physical representation of their legacy.​

 

PHOTOS:

17 Minter Dial c 1936 THUMB.jpgMinter DialLt Minter Dial 1940 (with ring on hand THUMB.jpgLt. Minter Dial
Lt Minter Dial and wife Lisa in New York World's Fair 1939 THUMB.jpgMinter with his wife Lisa14 Lisa on her Wedding Day March 1934 THUMB.jpgLisa on their Wedding Day
NMD1 with NVD in arms THUMB.jpgMinter with his SonCloseup of Lt Dial's Annapolis ring THUMB.jpgClose up of the Ring
Annapolis 1932 ring THUMB.jpgAnnapolis 1932 RingAnnapolis 1932 ring closeup THUMB.jpgAnnapolis 1932 Ring over White
Defeated US Troops after the Fall of Bataan April 1942 THUMB.jpgDefeated US Troops - The Fall of Bataan April 1942Malinta Tunnel - The  Surrender at Corregidor May 6 1942 THUMB.jpgSurrender at Corregidor - May 6, 1942
Midshipman George Washington Pressey - later Admiral THUMB.jpgMidshipman George Washington PresseyWilliam Ruffin Cox in  1945 later Admiral THUMB.jpgWilliam Ruffin Cox
Senator Nathaniel Barksdale Dial in his DC office c 1921 THUMB.jpgSenator Nathaniel Barksdale Dial - 1921General Jonathan Wainwright at the surrender of Corregidor THUMB.jpgGeneral Jonathan Wainwright at Corregidor
LRH Title Graphic THUMB.jpgTitle GraphicLRH Logo B&W THUMB.jpgLogo B&W