Skip to comments."WE WERE SOLDIERS" on CBS-TV 9 pm Eastern/Pacific tonight
Posted on 05/28/2006 11:35:40 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" starring MEL GIBSON as my 1965 Vietnam Commanding Officer Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE makes its Major TV Network debut this 2006 Memorial Day Sunday night:
CBS - 9 pm Eastern/Pacific Time
And its timing couldn*t be any better, it seems?
Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965, Landing Zone Falcon
We don't forget, Ronnie. We are forever grateful for you and your comrades.
Bless you and your ilk.
I saw The Patriot on earlier this morning.
Thanks, Ronnie. I will watch, and will never, ever forget.
Thanks Ronnie for all you did and have done. I was going to put this movie on later anyway.
My Dad was behind you about 6 months later as a chopper pilot. He told me about finding remains in Ia Drang. Two tours including spook stuff and Thank God he came home to us intact.
bump for publicity
I've been waiting all day..........
It's a good movie. The Patriot was on when I got up this morning so the wife and I laid in bed and watched the last hour of that too.
"We Were Soldiers" is THE best war movie I've viewed. Heartwrenching, though.
We won't forget!
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" is a great tribute to the sacrifices of our military in Vietnam.
Amazing how long it took to get to the major networks. I wonder what they will cut? Still, I am glad that it made there at all.
Thanks for the info - great movie!
Thanks for your courage and service.
My brother-in-law also served under Col. Moore, I think it was late '65 and '66, though I am not sure. He arrived after Ia Drang. but served with a few of the guys who were there.
He ran into Col. Moore at the opening of the movie (he knows one of the co producers who also served under Moore). When my B-I-L met Col. Moore at the screening he addressed him as "Col. Moore", then quickly corrected himself and referred to him as General Moore). Gen. Moore looked at his lapel pin, recognized the insignia of his old unit and replied:
"Son, you earned the right to call me Colonel and they gave me my stars because of guys like you." Class man, that Mr. Moore is.
speaking of the viet vets, what hat is kerry talking about? does he have one that says, I want to Cambodia and all I got was this lousy hat?
sorry about the spelling, I meant to type WENT TO CAMBODIA AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY HAT
The best war movie ever, IMHO, was 'Twelve O'Clock High'.
But 'We Were Soldiers' is pretty good too.
Rather watch it on DVD if its all the same. cBS will find a way to editi it to make it look like its America's fault!
Into the OC he went, dirty and bloody. The club manager asked him to leave as he was not dressed properly.
Moore, calmly, pulled out his .45 and asked for a couple gin and tonics. Then looked at the camera and said, "I wished the manager said no. I was looking to shoot the place up !"
Talk about the right stuff !!!
Thanks to all who served. You all had - and have - the right stuff.
Thanks. Will turn on the TV for the first time and maybe three or four months. This may save its life.
...one FReeper's Personal Journey:
'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE..& YOUNG'...4 FREEDOM
Unless the commercials ruin it, you are in for great movie. Bring tissues. I needed them.
Sacrifice begets Sacrifice.
Praise GOD that...
LOVE is the only reality and...
GOD is LOVE..?
MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-
....just for the LOVE of it..!!!
Thanks for the reminder...will be sure to watch.
Thank you for this post today and the links to others. I'm adding it to my documents so I can go back and read every word. After briefly scanning them, I believe the comments contained in them are the most poignant I have ever read.
Thank you and all our military past and present, you are all among America's finest.
"Tragically, an even harder reality to face is that a carefully placed cadre of Americans are consumed with the same hatred and they occupy positions from the highest Supreme Court to the journalist's desk to the corridors of public schools. Their hatred is more subtly masked and thus more insidious in its devastation. Too many good Americans go along like puppets, refusing to acknowledge that evil exists for they would then have to face it in themselves."
Thanks for referring me to that wonderful thread.
I was born and raised a Liberal. In high school, the smartest people were a bunch of pot smokers. Only in recent years as it dawned on me that the leader of that group was probably the son of Communists. By the end of high school, I was a sort of Radical---only I had absorbed too much information about America to buy the biggest lies.
I remember what it was like, for me. Like almost all little boys of the 50s, I grew up assuming I would go to war one day. Since I was not brave, I worried quite a bit about the possibility that I would not be brave enough when the time came for combat. However, I was hoping for the best.
Then I remember reading a Left Wing pamphlet in high school. I'm sure it was one of the most famous ones, but I just can't quite pull the details out of my memory. The essential idea was that the war in Vietnam was wrong.
There was some logic in the pamphlet and an attempt to argue as persuasively as possible. The person who wrote it was intelligent. I believe he may have been a veteran of our Special Forces. But looking back, it is clear that the real appeal of this pamphlet for me was that it meant I would not need to face combat. I never saw this until many years later.
I just want to thank all of our Vietnam vets for their service this Memorial Day. And while I have no real right to say it, I sincerely hope that those of you who are troubled may yet find a purpose that will bring you joy.
"The best war movie ever, IMHO, was 'Twelve O'Clock High'. "
The unforgettable "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ending Hymn...
'THE MANSIONS OF THE LORD'
...is also now known as the...
...having been lovingly sung as our former President's American Flag draped coffin was being carried from his National Cathedral Funeral Service in Washington, D.C., thusly:
"To fallen soldiers let us sing,
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing,
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord.
No more weeping,
No more fight,
No friend bleeding through the night,
Just DRVINE EMBRACE,
In the Mansions of the Lord.
Where no mothers cry
And no children weep,
We shall stand and guard
Though the angels sleep,
Oh, through the ages let us keep
The Mansions of the Lord"
Lyrics: RANDALL WALLACE
Music: NICK GLENNIE-SMITH
I wonder if BlackHawk Down is on this weekend. Does anyone know. That is a real good action movie and really illustrates the sacrifice of some very brave American Soldiers.
BlackHawk Down teaches the meaning of really being prepared.
The American Soldiers are truly heroes. Many Americans do not appreciate the terrible sacfrifices they have made over the years in many different places, but many millions of Americans do.
"Praise GOD that...
LOVE is the only reality"
I don't and won't. Own the DVD and watch it at least once a month. (I don't have TV but I do have a lot of movies!)
One of my favorite movies. Right up there with Black Hawk Down.
"I wonder if BlackHawk Down is on this weekend."
It was on a few nights ago. As the wife of an Army pilot, I still cannot watch the beginning of that movie. However, whenever I need to remember why I hate Clintoon, all I need to do is tune in when it is on.
God bless our soldiers.
Warren, I meant Moore.
Thanks for the heads up!
It was the most moving recessional I ever heard, as his coffin was being taken out of the cathedral.
Yeah, it will play at my home on DVD.
TeeVee is bad for you....
Thank you for posting a photo in your Post No. 34, Gamecock, which also graces the book cover of:
'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...& YOUNG'
...This is the book by Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE (Ret) & JOE GALLOWAY' upon which the 2002 RANDALL WALLACE Motion Picture is based.
The Soldier shown at the Battle of IA DRANG-1965 is one Lt. RICK RESCORLA who:
Saved 100's of lives during the Battle of IA DRANG-1965
Saved 100's of lives during the terrorist Bombing of the World Trade Center-1993
Saved 1,000's of lives during terrorist Airstikes on the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center
...after personally predicting those same terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center well in advance.
...Only to end up to giving himself up in the process:
That is RICK RESCORLA's NVA/French bugle shown being picked up by a SkyTrooper in the IA DRANG Valley during "WE WERE SOLDIERS."
RICK RESCORLA's IA DRANG-1965 heroism is highlighted in 35 different index references in the book.
RICK RESCORLA is not indexed (depicted) at all in the movie.
How did I know you'd be on this thread?