Skip to comments."WE WERE SOLDIERS" on TNT-TV / 7:30pm Pacific, 10:30pm Eastern
Posted on 11/10/2004 7:17:24 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
.."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
We Were Soldiers, TNT, Friday 9pm EST, Saturday 6pm EST, Sunday 8pm EST
that's a heart-wrencher of a movie..
Thank You Brother
Man those chopper pilots have to have some big ones
What is the name of the song that they sing before the final battle? Starts out Lay me down...
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.
...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,
...paying his respects to those Hero American & South Vietnamese Soldiers who fought side by side for Freedom in Vietnam long ago:
Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
VAN TRAN for State Assembly Campaign-Little Saigon
RANDALL's 'MANSIONS' = RONNIE's D.C. Funeral Hymn..
"Lay me down on the cold, cold ground" =
..'Sgt. Mackenzie' sung by the Scottish Group Claude en Drumma
...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:
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-
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.
This movie is awe inspiring. THANK YOU SOLDIERS!
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.
This is a terrific production. Gibson, and hollyweird at their finest. Matched only by "Glory".
I will watch for the 15th time or so.
Great movie and the deleted scenes on the DVD are terrific.
As an Ia Drang vet, what's your take on the movie's accuracy?
Is "We Were Soldiers" being run again this week or weekend? If so, I'll ping my list to that information. Thanks!
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.
"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.
A bit of my own "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Story is in this Thread:
'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...& YOUNG'..4 FREEDOM
Buy the DVD...much better not cut for TV.
You're a hero Sir ... salute
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
Actually, I'm simply...
A Witness to the Heroism of Many...
Just wanted to say
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.
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......
I knew if anyone knew it would be you Ronnie!
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" - The DVD
...be a wonderfull way to experiece Veterans Day today..?
'LOVE and HONOR' = RANDALL WALLACE's new LIBERTY Novel
Thanks for the ping to this Ronnie!
Wishing you a good Veterans Day, my patriotic FRiend
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?
Have my own personal copy for viewing so I'll Never Forget.
Thank you for your kindness.
See Posts No's 23 & 25 of this "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Thread for some answers to your questions.
911 Remembered: RICK RESCORLA was a Soldier
As always, JVb, thank you for NEVER FORGETting.
Thank You and Welcome Home! We owe you more than we can ever repay.
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
Have a wonderful
Thank you, reformjoy, as always.
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
Right on, uncbob, Right on.
Did I see correctly that an American soldier threw a grenade at his OWN SIDE???
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Credits list it as being sung by Joseph Kilna MacKenzie.