THE REAL CHARACTERS

It’s important to remember that the story behind the Heroic Love movie project doesn’t come from the mind of a Hollywood creative type, it’s a true story.

Below is a video of Guy’s homecoming after five and one half years held as a POW.

You may read more about the real characters below.

Guy Gruters

Capt. Guy D. Gruters, POW is central to the story of Heroic Love. As a Captain in the United States Air Force, Guy was shot down twice over Vietnam. His nightmarish experience as prisoner of war in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prisoner of war camp, including his time spent administering care to fellow POW, Lance Sijan, in the main focus of the anticipated movie, Heroic Love. Click here for Guy’s full bio. Visit the links to the right to learn more about Guy and his current activities.

Terry Gruters

Capt. Terry Gruters is Guy’s younger brother who volunteered to fly 3 tours and participated in the bombing missions over Vietnam with the mission of freeing his brother from captivity. Terry’s heroism and commitment to see his brother and other prisoners of war released is integral to the story of Heroic Love. Read Terry’s full bio here.

More About Terry

Terry’s Full Bio

Lance Sijan

Lance Sijan is the celebrated Medal of Honor winner whose story of selflessness and courage has been featured in numerous books since the war. Lance’s story is inextricably entwined with Guy Gruters’ as it was to Guy and fellow POW Major Robert R. Craner that Lance was placed in the care of during his last days. Heroic Love includes the moving account of Guy’s experience administering care to Lance. Lance’s full bio can be read here.

Sandy Gruters

Sandy is Guy Gruters’ wife of  more than 50 years. Heroic Love touches on the depths of the bond between husband and wife. A bond that never waned despite the apparent hopelessness of the situation while Guy was held for five and half years in Vietnam.  Read Sandy’s story here.

More About Sandy

Sandy’s Story

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