LT. COL. HAL MOORE  AFTER THE BATTLE OF LA DRANG Just before we left, we stood looking at each other … and the tears were coming down our cheeks. I told Joe, “I want you to go back to Saigon and tell the American people what great Soldiers these are. Tell them what a great job they did and what a great Army we have

LT. COL. HAL MOORE AFTER THE BATTLE OF LA DRANG Just before we left, we stood looking at each other … and the tears were coming down our cheeks. I told Joe, “I want you to go back to Saigon and tell the American people what great Soldiers these are. Tell them what a great job they did and what a great Army we have

Lt General Hal Moore, who was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang best known publically for the movie "We were Soldiers"  As he is the REAL Deal portrayed by Mel Gibson

Lt General Hal Moore, who was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang best known publically for the movie "We were Soldiers" As he is the REAL Deal portrayed by Mel Gibson

1965: Lt. Col. Hal Moore and CSM Basil Plumley. These two brave leaders of soldiers were portrayed in the film "We Were Soldiers" by Mel Gibson and Sam Elliott, respectively.

1965: Lt. Col. Hal Moore and CSM Basil Plumley. These two brave leaders of soldiers were portrayed in the film "We Were Soldiers" by Mel Gibson and Sam Elliott, respectively.

Lt. Col. Hal Moore and Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley at the "termite mound" (Courtesy of Joseph L. Galloway)

Lt. Col. Hal Moore and Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley at the "termite mound" (Courtesy of Joseph L. Galloway)

LTC Hal Moore and Sgt. Major Basil Plumley, the day they returned from the Ia Drang battle, 1965. - Vietnam War

LTC Hal Moore and Sgt. Major Basil Plumley, the day they returned from the Ia Drang battle, 1965. - Vietnam War

After the battle at LZ X-Ray was over, LTC Hal Moore was given a two-week leave to write his after-action report. Since this battle was conducted under the control of ARVN II Corps Headquarters, a copy of this classified report had been submitted to Colonel Hieu, II Corps Chief of Staff, who orchestrated the entire Pleime-ChuPong-IaDrang campaign. And when it came to Colonel Hieu's turn to write his after action report of the entire campaign

After the battle at LZ X-Ray was over, LTC Hal Moore was given a two-week leave to write his after-action report. Since this battle was conducted under the control of ARVN II Corps Headquarters, a copy of this classified report had been submitted to Colonel Hieu, II Corps Chief of Staff, who orchestrated the entire Pleime-ChuPong-IaDrang campaign. And when it came to Colonel Hieu's turn to write his after action report of the entire campaign

Today, we bid farewell to a great combat leader, patriot and hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore passed away today at the age of 94. His extensive military career brought him from West Point, the Korean War and Vietnam. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during the battle of Ia Drang in 1965 and his leadership skills on the battlefield earned him the respect from the men that followed him. Rest easy warrior and God speed. #stayzero #zerofoxtrot #hero #warriors #leader #patriot

Today, we bid farewell to a great combat leader, patriot and hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore passed away today at the age of 94. His extensive military career brought him from West Point, the Korean War and Vietnam. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during the battle of Ia Drang in 1965 and his leadership skills on the battlefield earned him the respect from the men that followed him. Rest easy warrior and God speed. #stayzero #zerofoxtrot #hero #warriors #leader #patriot

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