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"WE WERE SOLDIERS" on TNT-TV / 7:30pm Pacific, 10:30pm Eastern
TNT TV Network ^ | 11/10/2004 | TNT

Posted on 11/10/2004 7:17:24 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

NEVER FORGET

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS"..

...starring MEL GIBSON as my Vietnam Commanding Officer Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE...

...will be airing again in the last showing of its Network Television Premiere airings @ 7:30pm Pacific, 10:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG=1965

NEVER FORGET


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1 posted on 11/10/2004 7:17:25 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: All; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; kristinn; RonDog

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Previous Thread:

We Were Soldiers, TNT, Friday 9pm EST, Saturday 6pm EST, Sunday 8pm EST

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1272319/posts?page=1

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2 posted on 11/10/2004 7:20:37 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

that's a heart-wrencher of a movie..


3 posted on 11/10/2004 7:21:30 PM PST by WoodstockCat (W2 !!! Four more Years!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thank You Brother


4 posted on 11/10/2004 7:21:42 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry calls Viet Nam Vets "war criminals" MSM and 99 US Senators agree What's our sentence?)
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To: nutmeg; Boston; Lexington Green

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("WE WERE SOLDIERS" Movie Website)
http://www.WeWereSoldiers.com

(Battle of IA DRANG-1965 Photos)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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5 posted on 11/10/2004 7:23:32 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Man those chopper pilots have to have some big ones


6 posted on 11/10/2004 7:29:03 PM PST by uncbob
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Stupid TNT does promos over the beginning of the closing song Mansions of the Lord, then cuts it short for a commercial.
7 posted on 11/10/2004 7:35:25 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

What is the name of the song that they sing before the final battle? Starts out Lay me down...


8 posted on 11/10/2004 7:39:01 PM PST by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

They edited out some good parts. Still a great movie!

Does anyone see any parallels between this movie and Irag? Great leadership, volunteers, and discipline equals a dominating force.


9 posted on 11/10/2004 7:44:24 PM PST by Liam
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To: WoodstockCat

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...And now the very morning after his Election Victory...

...we have the 1st Vietnamese-American ever elected to a State Legislature in U.S. History,

...VAN TRAN,

...paying his respects to those Hero American & South Vietnamese Soldiers who fought side by side for Freedom in Vietnam long ago:

(AP Photo)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041104/480/carf10111040124

(AP Photo)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041104/480/carf10211040125



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
VAN TRAN for State Assembly Campaign-Little Saigon
http://www.VanTran68.com

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10 posted on 11/10/2004 7:45:06 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Bommer
here
11 posted on 11/10/2004 7:45:31 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

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RANDALL's 'MANSIONS' = RONNIE's D.C. Funeral Hymn..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3520

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12 posted on 11/10/2004 7:49:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Bommer

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"Lay me down on the cold, cold ground" =

..'Sgt. Mackenzie' sung by the Scottish Group Claude en Drumma

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13 posted on 11/10/2004 7:51:26 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: uncbob; RonDog; onyx; kristinn

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...For comments about his Hero Father Helicopter Commanding Pilot BRUCE CRANDALL, played by Gregg Kinnear in "WE WERE SOLDIERS," and the family's battle to have "Snake" awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his great heroism at the IA DRANG...

...see Poster 'mdcrandall' Threads & Postings on our "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum:

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8

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14 posted on 11/10/2004 7:56:50 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Liam

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Actually TNT's editing out the rougher language & violence for this TV Version of "WE WERE SOLDIERS" makes it even more parallel to:


MEL's -PASSION- was sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=39081

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15 posted on 11/10/2004 8:02:22 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Tremendous movie. Gibson at his best. The music - "Mansions of the Lord" was featured at Reagan's funeral. A local chorus performed it here the other day and the audience was wiping away tears.


16 posted on 11/10/2004 8:02:41 PM PST by Bogolyubski
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
On the eve of Veteran's day: I salute all who have served with honor in our nation's armed forces.

This movie is awe inspiring. THANK YOU SOLDIERS!

17 posted on 11/10/2004 8:14:37 PM PST by Resolute
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To: Bogolyubski

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Randall Wallace & Nick Glennie-Smith's inspiring hymn...

..'MANSIONS OF THE LORD'..

...has now entered our History Books forever.

...It also graced the Ronald Reagan's just concluding 'Mourning in America' Exhibit honoring the week that was the passing of Ronald Reagan.

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18 posted on 11/10/2004 8:22:51 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

This is a terrific production. Gibson, and hollyweird at their finest. Matched only by "Glory".

I will watch for the 15th time or so.


19 posted on 11/10/2004 8:30:24 PM PST by petertare (!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Great movie and the deleted scenes on the DVD are terrific.

jw


20 posted on 11/10/2004 8:33:05 PM PST by JWinNC (www.webgent.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

As an Ia Drang vet, what's your take on the movie's accuracy?


21 posted on 11/10/2004 8:45:49 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I used to work in an orange juice factory, but I got canned: I couldn't concentrate.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the heads up, Ronnie, but I'm so sorry I didn't catch this thread in time. I was offline for awhile earlier tonight.

Is "We Were Soldiers" being run again this week or weekend? If so, I'll ping my list to that information. Thanks!

22 posted on 11/10/2004 8:49:22 PM PST by nutmeg (THANK YOU RED STATES!!! -- Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Mr. Silverback

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MOORE, GALLOWAY and my take on "WE WERE SOLDIERS" is an 85% accuracy. Lt. Col. MOORE did not go charging up Chu Phong Mountain at the end of the Battle as depicted.

The North Vietnamese were beaten back so badly during their human wave assualts on Landing Zone X-Ray, due to Airmobilty, Artillery and our Hero Soldiers bringing in too much fire power on them, that they eventually backed off and retreated.

...Only to strike again with a vengeance at Landing Zone Albany a day later.

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23 posted on 11/10/2004 9:02:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: nutmeg

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"WE WERE SOLDIERS" is still airing right now on TNT-TV.

I'll keep an eye out for ya'll about any new airings on Network TV in the future.

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24 posted on 11/10/2004 9:03:54 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Mr. Silverback

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A bit of my own "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Story is in this Thread:


'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...& YOUNG'..4 FREEDOM

http://www.Freerepublic.com/forum/a39626542519c.htm

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25 posted on 11/10/2004 9:22:31 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Buy the DVD...much better not cut for TV.


26 posted on 11/10/2004 9:23:10 PM PST by Fledermaus (Are we a nation divided? Yes. Is it Red-Blue? No. It's Sane vs. the Insane Left!!!!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

You're a hero Sir ... salute


27 posted on 11/10/2004 9:27:20 PM PST by clamper1797 (VA-93 --- CVA-41 Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 72-73)
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To: Fledermaus

SAW THAT IT WAS ON TONIGHT and had the boys go rent it, This movie should be seen at least once a year. The awesome sacrifice of the warrior. I told my wife that a liberal couldn't possibly get through this film. Just too much reality for them


28 posted on 11/10/2004 9:29:25 PM PST by zeebob
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To: clamper1797; ModernDayHeroes.com

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Actually, I'm simply...

A Witness to the Heroism of Many...

http://www.ModernDayHeroes.com/aloha

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29 posted on 11/10/2004 9:32:58 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Hi Ronnie,

Just wanted to say

Thank you for serving our country!!!!!!! :-)

30 posted on 11/10/2004 10:29:40 PM PST by bd476 (Big hug and thank you to all American Vets on Veteran's Day, Thursday 11 November 2004.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Hey buddy, it's just now starting again out here. This will make about the tenth or twelfth time I've seen it. Like it so much I even bought the DVD, but still watch it when it hits the tube.

I think a lot about Vietnam , the guys and everything, but now always a guy named ALOHA RONNIE is right up there! (^:

Take care Buddy.

Nam Vet

31 posted on 11/10/2004 10:38:48 PM PST by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Give thanks today to all those who died for your right to say whatever you want to about this country...I will defend this country no matter what......


32 posted on 11/11/2004 4:24:53 AM PST by Route101
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I knew if anyone knew it would be you Ronnie!


33 posted on 11/11/2004 5:03:57 AM PST by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: Bommer; Route101; kphockey2; SandRat; beyond the sea; ppaul; MeekOneGOP; RaceBannon; ...

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Wouldn't...


"WE WERE SOLDIERS" - The DVD

...be a wonderfull way to experiece Veterans Day today..?



also...



'LOVE and HONOR' = RANDALL WALLACE's new LIBERTY Novel

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1208864/posts

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34 posted on 11/11/2004 8:16:05 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping to this Ronnie!

Wishing you a good Veterans Day, my patriotic FRiend


35 posted on 11/11/2004 8:43:15 AM PST by FBD (Democrats have never learned from the second or third or fifth kick of a mule. - Zell Miller)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Do you mean that you served in that battle?? For real?? That's really, really cool. I enjoyed that movie a lot. Did the movie accurately portray this battle?


36 posted on 11/11/2004 8:46:31 AM PST by No Dems 2004
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Danke!


37 posted on 11/11/2004 8:48:05 AM PST by beyond the sea (ab9usa4uandme)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Have my own personal copy for viewing so I'll Never Forget.


38 posted on 11/11/2004 10:37:39 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
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To: No Dems 2004

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Thank you for your kindness.

See Posts No's 23 & 25 of this "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Thread for some answers to your questions.


Also see:

911 Remembered: RICK RESCORLA was a Soldier

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/978534/posts

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39 posted on 11/11/2004 12:18:01 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

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As always, JVb, thank you for NEVER FORGETting.

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40 posted on 11/11/2004 12:19:55 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
To you, Ronnie and all the Vets out there:

Thank You and Welcome Home! We owe you more than we can ever repay.

41 posted on 11/11/2004 12:31:10 PM PST by AngryJawa (Awaiting the Great Liberal Diaspora)
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To: AngryJawa

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Actually I'm the one that's blessed. My short time in the U.S. Army was a defining moment of my life. My experiences there gave me CLARITY and perspectives that I wouldn't have had any other way.

I'm doubly blessed to now have the Internet and Freerepublic.com to share my views on, based on the what GOD brought me to and then thru long, long ago.

GOD is GOOD

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42 posted on 11/11/2004 2:34:46 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Have a wonderful
Veterans Day!


43 posted on 11/11/2004 4:36:42 PM PST by reformjoy (Hitlery is not a joke.)
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To: reformjoy

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Thank you, reformjoy, as always.

ALOHA RONNIE


44 posted on 11/11/2004 5:32:07 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ronnie

What happebned to the US military as a result of the Vietnam War was sickening

I cut my College Alma Mater off from all contributions stating so in a nasty letter to them when the booted the ROTC off campus back in 69

All that happened was bad enough but the thoughts of that slime bag Kerry getting elected put a feeling in my gut like a lead weight .
For a country to put a lying traitor like that as CIC would have been the final straw

What a relief Wednesday was

However I am still depressed that 48% of the American voters were willing to place this scum as CIC

The story of his lies and treachery still has to continue

If I was a GI in the current military I don't know if I could have kept on doing my duty if he was elected

I don't know who I HATE ( and I meant HATE ) more Kerry and his democrat henchmen or the MSM who covered and still cover up for him


45 posted on 11/11/2004 5:42:37 PM PST by uncbob
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To: uncbob

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Right on, uncbob, Right on.

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46 posted on 11/11/2004 6:27:59 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: petertare

Did I see correctly that an American soldier threw a grenade at his OWN SIDE???


47 posted on 11/11/2004 6:36:46 PM PST by rudy45
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks so much Ronnie! I e-mailed your link to my boss; a vet who did his time in Nam in the early 70's. He reitred a Lt Col. and had the pleasure of serving under Moore for a brief time.
48 posted on 11/11/2004 7:10:32 PM PST by suijuris
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To: Liam

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You can access more...

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. Threads...

...by first hitting 'ALOHA RONNIE' on this post...

...and then hitting 'Links' at the top of my 'ALOHA RONNIE' Freeper Home Page.

Enjoy

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49 posted on 11/11/2004 10:15:29 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Credits list it as being sung by Joseph Kilna MacKenzie.


50 posted on 11/11/2004 10:36:58 PM PST by I_dmc
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