The Story of G. I. Joe. We caught it on TCM.
The focus of the film is not Pyle.
It’s the soldiers and what day-to-day life was like for them on the front lines. Per the trivia at imdb.com, Dwight Eisenhower considered it the best war movie he ever saw.
As I watched it, I could not help thinking of my father, who was in the Ardennes in WWII.
And I could not help thinking of those among us today who would undo what those soldiers accomplished.