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Local Family to Honor Father’s Life with Documentary Film

posted Mar 21, 2013, 7:58 AM by Kadoya Gallery   [ updated Mar 21, 2013, 7:59 AM ]

Local Family to Honor Father’s Life with Documentary Film

The story of Herbert Pugh, “Kilroy and the Boy Soldier” will be unveiled at a Documentary Launch Party

PUEBLO, CO (March 7, 2013) - During World War II, 1.2 million African-Americans served in America’s Armed Forces with 125,000 serving oversees. Among those who served was Herbert Pugh, Jr., a 14 year old boy from Mansfield, Louisiana.

Young Herbert would embark on a journey that would take him from the fields of Mansfield where he played war games with friends, to the front lines of the real war in Europe.

Finally, he would return home to America, establishing himself as a resident of Pueblo, Colorado for over 50 years, while raising his family. During this time, the boy soldier was witness to the social war of mid-20th Century America, and faced a personal battle with the horrors of what he witnessed in battle.

The Pugh Family is now sharing this story with the world, in a new documentary about their father titled, “Kilroy and the Boy Soldier”. The effort to create the documentary is led by his son Kennedy Pugh, nationally recognized actor in theater and film.

In addition to telling the true story and intriguing adventure of a true boy soldier and hero, it gives a poignant look at the long term effects of what we now know today as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the effect it continues to have on these WWII warriors and their families nearly 70 years later.

The documentary will be unveiled at a kickoff event open to the public, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event will be held at the Kadoya Gallery located at 119 Central Plaza in downtown Pueblo. A short program will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m., featuring local dignitaries and remarks from the family. Clips from the documentary will be shown and other memorabilia will be on display.

The Gallery will remain open until 8:00 p.m., showing the documentary every 30 minutes.


KENNEDY PUGH  603.203.6558

Additional Media Kits will be provided at the event or can be made available by contacting

Jerry Carter @