Skip to comments.Freeper Alert: ..'WE WERE SOLDIERS'.. Hero's Medal of Honor Papers "Lost"..
Posted on 03/06/2002 9:41:22 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
...MEL GIBSON and RANDALL WALLACE's new Vietnam War Masterpiece ..'WE WERE SOLDIERS'.. which came out Nationwide March 1, 2002 ...very realistically depicts the Heroism of many taking care of each other on the Battlefield and those Loved Ones doing the same at Home while waiting for their Heroes far away to come home ...or not.
...Actor ..GREG KINNEAR.. portrayed Commander Helicopter Pilot ..BRUCE "Snake" CRANDALL.. Hero of this Battle of the IA DRANG Valley in November 1965 ..the first Major Battle between invading North Vietnamese Communist Army Regulars and American Forces. That American Force was my 1st Battalion U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment heavily supported by Air and Artillery.
...Major BRUCE CRANDALL over and over again flew into heavy fire to bring in crucial Ammunition, Food and Water into our 7th Cavalry Skytroopers at Landing Zone X-Ray and to take out our wounded and dead ..which were many ..that I personally carried from his Helicopter to others waiting at our Artillery's Landing Zone Falcon nearby.
...CRANDALL always led his Wingman Capt ED 'Too Tall" FREEMAN into the Fires who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President GEORGE W. BUSH in a White House Ceremony at the White House last year for his own Heroism at Landing Zone X-Ray.
...So as not to have any appearance of a Conflict of Interest BRUCE "Snake" CRANDALL asked that the Paperwork for his own Congressional Medal of Honor be be held back since he was ED FREEMAN's Commanding Officer and was supporting his award.
...I have just learned as a result of my calling into BRUCE "Snake" CRANDALL on The MICHAEL MEDVED Show Monday from His son ...who was in Studio at the time and had started to smile broadly when I asked his Father just when we would be seeing him get his own Congressional Medal of Honor he so richly deserves.. that...
...BRUCE CRANDALL's Congressional Medal of Honor Paperwork that had been submitted to the Office of Former State of Washington Senator GORTON (R) ...and was "Misplaced" when this Senator was defeated by Senator MARIA CANTWELL (D).
...Is there anything we Freepers can do to see that this True American Hero gets what he so richly deserves...?
Signed:..ALOHA RONNIE Guyer / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / Landing Zone Falcon / www.LzXray.com
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AR, do you have any articles of info on this "loss"?
...All I have on humble Hero BRUCE CRANDALL's Missing Congressional Medal of Honor Papers is what I'm being told by one of his own sons over at the ..'WE WERE SOLDIERS'.. Website Forum ..'The Movie'.. Section's TV Program Schedule Thread on...
.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com ..
...and what straight scoop it is.
I'll get on it ASAP.
When you have the time, take a look at this: HEROES OF THE VIETNAM GENERATION by James Webb
A friend of mine sent me the article just this week and recommends it as required reading. I think you will agree.