Skip to comments..."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. MEL GIBSON's new ..'Braveheart in 'Nam.. is out in DVD/Video today...
Posted on 08/20/2002 5:44:58 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
.."WE WERE SOLDIERS"..
...the new RANDALL WALLACE ..'Braveheart in 'Nam.. Motion Picture starring MEL GIBSON, SAM ELLIOTT, MADELEINE STOWE, GREG KINNEAR, CHRIS KLEIN, KERI RUSSELL, BARRY PEPPER about the 1st Major Battle of the Vietnam War in the -Valley of Death- that was the IA DRANG of November 1965...
...is out today on ..DVD/Video in Super-Surround Sound that highlights the unforgettably lush Soundtrack Musical Score of NICK GLENNIE-SMITH.
...A major new plus here is the new addition of -10- previously deleted scenes on both the DVD and Video with Commentary by "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Director/Screenwriter RANDALL WALLACE, who won an Academy Award for his 1st .."BRAVEHEART".. Motion Picture Screenplay starring ..MEL GIBSON..!
...In .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. MEL GIBSON is then Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE who led his 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Of CUSTER fame) Skytroopers to victory, while surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese Communist Regulars, in the 7th Cav's 2nd Battle of the Little Big Horn to open the Vietnam War.
...This outstanding Motion Picture is based on the Classic Non-Fiction Bestselling Book ..'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG'.. Co-Authored by now Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE (Ret.) and War Correspondant JOE GALLOWAY who was there.
...It was my distinct honor to carry Radio and drive for Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE (MEL GIBSON) and his S/MAJ BASIL L. PLUMLEY (SAM ELLIOTT) right up to this Battle, where I witnessed all from the close-in Artillery Support Landing Zone Falcon that fired up a constant Wall of Fire around the surrounded Landing Zone of IA DRANG-1965 = THE Difference.
...After my carrying our Hero Dead and Wounded Young Soldiers fresh from Landing Zone X-Ray to helicopters going back to the rear at Pleiku Airstrip ...Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE wrote out his -Letters of Condolances- to their Hero Families waiting for them their Loved Ones to come home or not. As the IA DRANG-1965 S-1 Personnel Clerk ..I typed them up for mailing home ..some directly to Mrs. JULIE MOORE's for her hand delivery to wives.
...All this I will NEVER FORGET.
Signed:..ALOHA RONNIE Guyer / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / Landing Zone Falcon / www.lzxray.com
...To see Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE's -Smile of Victory- after his Victory at Landing Zone X-Ray...
...go to the ..'RONNIE GUYER PHOTO COLLECTION'..
...accessed thru the..'IA DRANG - Interest'.. Section, lower right -HOME PAGE- of...
.. www.lzxray.com .. (U.S. 7th Cavalry Website)
GARRY OWEN, Sir (U.S. 7th Cavalry Salute 2-U)
Part of the homecoming festivities are being put on hold, for a couple weeks anyway.
To the disappointment of many, this year's Rubber Ducky Derby was postponed.
Organizers tell us that although the race won't be for a couple of weeks, ticket sales for the Rubber Duckies, are finished.
But the good news is that for those of you who did buy a ticket, the winner will get $15,000 to put towards a new car of their choice at Warton, Superior, Warner, Mullen, or Kinchelo Motors.
SM (that doesn't sound good), a request to keep it breaking.
During that month, November, 1965, LBJ refused the Joint Chiefs' request for permission to bomb Hanoi and mine Haiphong, per the account of the Marine officer present at the meeting, "The Day It Became The Longest War". Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cooper, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), pp 77-80, Proceedings, May 1996.
The treacherous betrayal by LBJ parallels the ceding of command to the UN in Somalia by traitorrapist42.
Now, as we continue the war on terrorism, we have a Commander-In-Chief who will continue to support our people.
You gotta be kidding! This movie SUCKED! The book was wonderful. The movie substituted a stupid hollywood ending that never happened. C'mon, folks. I like Gibson, loved the book, but let's be real. The movie just didn't hack it.
Maybe, but let's face it--for better or for worse, movies are how many, many people get a good deal of their history. When movies revise it to be something it's not, then it completely distorts it in the eyes of the public.
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