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"WE WERE SOLDIERS" on CBS-TV 9 pm Eastern/Pacific tonight
Paramount Pictures ^ | Mel Gibson - Randall Wallace

Posted on 05/28/2006 11:35:40 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

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NEVER FORGET

"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

NEVER FORGET

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1 posted on 05/28/2006 11:35:42 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

We don't forget, Ronnie. We are forever grateful for you and your comrades.


2 posted on 05/28/2006 11:38:36 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: All; Calpernia; JLO; campfollower; kristinn; RonDog; Republic

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"WE WERE SOLDIERS"

Paramount Pictures website

http://www.WeWereSoldiers.com

Book website

http://www.lzxray.com

Book website Pictures

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm


3 posted on 05/28/2006 11:41:24 AM PDT 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

Bless you and your ilk.


4 posted on 05/28/2006 11:41:34 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (Heston is still my president)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I saw The Patriot on earlier this morning.


5 posted on 05/28/2006 11:42:44 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Good guys" aren't always "nice guys".)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks, Ronnie. I will watch, and will never, ever forget.


6 posted on 05/28/2006 11:45:42 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.


7 posted on 05/28/2006 11:46:20 AM PDT by doodad
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

bump for publicity


8 posted on 05/28/2006 11:47:53 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I've been waiting all day..........


9 posted on 05/28/2006 11:49:05 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.


10 posted on 05/28/2006 11:49:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

"We Were Soldiers" is THE best war movie I've viewed. Heartwrenching, though.


11 posted on 05/28/2006 11:52:35 AM PDT by madison10
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Same colonel, different war?

-PJ

12 posted on 05/28/2006 11:52:59 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

We won't forget!

"WE WERE SOLDIERS" is a great tribute to the sacrifices of our military in Vietnam.


13 posted on 05/28/2006 11:53:40 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.


14 posted on 05/28/2006 11:56:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Too soon to remember??? How about TOO SOON TO FORGET!" from Mr. Silverback)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/photo_gallery.asp


15 posted on 05/28/2006 11:57:32 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the info - great movie!


16 posted on 05/28/2006 11:57:38 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
as my 1965 Vietnam Commanding Officer Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE

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.

17 posted on 05/28/2006 11:58:36 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("I don't think Pat Kennedy is crazy, he's just a drunk" -- G. Gordon Liddy (5-10-06))
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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?


18 posted on 05/28/2006 11:58:59 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

God Bless.


19 posted on 05/28/2006 12:00:01 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: machogirl

sorry about the spelling, I meant to type WENT TO CAMBODIA AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY HAT


20 posted on 05/28/2006 12:00:01 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: madison10

The best war movie ever, IMHO, was 'Twelve O'Clock High'.

But 'We Were Soldiers' is pretty good too.


21 posted on 05/28/2006 12:00:08 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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!


22 posted on 05/28/2006 12:01:43 PM PDT by Bommer (Attention illegals: Why don't you do the jobs we can't do? Like fix your own countries problems!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I recently saw Hal Moore on the MIL channel. He was talking about the Huey's role in the fight and finally getting back to HQ.

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.

23 posted on 05/28/2006 12:02:05 PM PDT by llevrok (Stop the Latin Insurgents !!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Bump!


24 posted on 05/28/2006 12:04:16 PM PDT by TomServo ("Not even chauffeur's can resist the fresh taste of ultimate power.")
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks. Will turn on the TV for the first time and maybe three or four months. This may save its life.


25 posted on 05/28/2006 12:04:31 PM PDT by strategofr (H-mentor:"pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it"Hillary's Secret War,Poe,p.198)
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To: All; doug from upland; freema; Bahbah; cripplecreek; VOA; doodad; DaveLoneRanger; ...

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...one FReeper's Personal Journey:


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

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

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26 posted on 05/28/2006 12:13:52 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: strategofr

Unless the commercials ruin it, you are in for great movie. Bring tissues. I needed them.


27 posted on 05/28/2006 12:15:10 PM PDT by wizr (John 3:16 & 17)
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To: jazusamo; All


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NEVER FORGET


Sacrifice begets Sacrifice.


Praise GOD that...

LOVE is the only reality and...

GOD is LOVE..?



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

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts


....just for the LOVE of it..!!!


NEVER FORGET

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28 posted on 05/28/2006 12:30:56 PM PDT 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 reminder...will be sure to watch.


29 posted on 05/28/2006 12:39:11 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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.


30 posted on 05/28/2006 12:51:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

"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.


31 posted on 05/28/2006 12:58:07 PM PDT by strategofr (H-mentor:"pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it"Hillary's Secret War,Poe,p.198)
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To: All
I never watch a movie on commercial TV. Too many commercials and they overdub any obscenities, even if the obscenities are appropriate to the plot.
32 posted on 05/28/2006 12:59:15 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Mr Rogers

"The best war movie ever, IMHO, was 'Twelve O'Clock High'. "

Absolute classic.


33 posted on 05/28/2006 12:59:25 PM PDT by strategofr (H-mentor:"pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it"Hillary's Secret War,Poe,p.198)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Why wait? Buy the DVD!


34 posted on 05/28/2006 1:00:32 PM PDT by Gamecock ("False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the gospel." Machen predicting Osteen)
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To: mware; doodad; All

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The unforgettable "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ending Hymn...


'THE MANSIONS OF THE LORD'

...is also now known as the...

"REAGAN RECESSIONAL"

...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,
ETERNAL LIGHT,
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

AMEN


35 posted on 05/28/2006 1:08:23 PM PDT 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 Rogers

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.


36 posted on 05/28/2006 1:09:25 PM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
One of my favorites! and CSM Plumley is my idol!! Too bad the CSM's of todays Army can't be more like him. And, along those lines, in my 20+ years in the Army (as a soldier and a spouse) I have only met one commander's wife that is of the same caliber as Mrs. Moore, may she rest in peace.
37 posted on 05/28/2006 1:09:48 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: strategofr; ALOHA RONNIE

"Praise GOD that...

LOVE is the only reality"


38 posted on 05/28/2006 1:10:14 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
NEVER FORGET

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!)

FMCDH(BITS)

39 posted on 05/28/2006 1:11:38 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

One of my favorite movies. Right up there with Black Hawk Down.


40 posted on 05/28/2006 1:12:10 PM PDT by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty)
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To: 2ndClassCitizen

"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.


41 posted on 05/28/2006 1:13:31 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
"War Stories" with Oliver North on Fox News Channel had a great episode last week about helicopters used in combat, and they had a lot of interviews with Col. Warren, I think it was, the guy who is played by Mel Gibson in the movie. Lots of interviews with people who were in that battle in 'nam.

God bless our soldiers.

42 posted on 05/28/2006 1:14:28 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat; ALOHA RONNIE

Warren, I meant Moore.


43 posted on 05/28/2006 1:15:05 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ronnie,
Thanks for the heads up!


44 posted on 05/28/2006 1:15:45 PM PDT by Keyga8tor
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To: ALOHA RONNIE


45 posted on 05/28/2006 1:19:33 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I'll never hear that song again without thinking about President Reagan.

It was the most moving recessional I ever heard, as his coffin was being taken out of the cathedral.

46 posted on 05/28/2006 1:22:04 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: 2ndClassCitizen
I wonder if BlackHawk Down is on this weekend. Does anyone know.

Yeah, it will play at my home on DVD.

TeeVee is bad for you....

FMCDH(BITS)

47 posted on 05/28/2006 1:25:48 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Gamecock; Lexington Green; All

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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:

http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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.

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48 posted on 05/28/2006 1:31:09 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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49 posted on 05/28/2006 1:50:38 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

How did I know you'd be on this thread?

Love ya!!


50 posted on 05/28/2006 1:55:51 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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