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  • Vietnam. Battle of Ia Drang. The real battle that inspired the movie We Were Soldiers.

    05/29/2016 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Pelham · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | June 4 2012 | video
    These are the people we should remember on Memorial Day. Hard fighting. Up close and personal, at a big cost.
  • Gala event honors Vietnam heroes

    11/17/2010 6:46:16 AM PST · by Jemian · 15 replies
    Opelika - Auburn News ^ | 17 November 2010 | Joe McAdory
    Lt. Gen. Hal Moore took his sword from its sheath Tuesday evening, raised it and said, “I’m going to cut this cake like a soldier.” The cake didn’t stand a chance. Moore sliced swiftly through the sugary goodness to help commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, where outnumbered American soldiers held off the North Vietnamese on Nov. 14-16, 1965. Several hundred visited Auburn City Hall in a tribute to Moore and veteran journalist Joe Galloway, who co-authored the book “We Were Soldiers Once … And Young.” Between slices of cake, Moore and Galloway spoke to the...
  • ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. JOE GALLOWAY/ALOHA RONNIE Guyer on Judicial Watch Radio Shows...

    03/09/2002 6:38:47 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 30 replies · 1,267+ views
    NEVER FORGET ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. JOE GALLOWAY guests in the 1st hour of Saturday's -Judicial Watch Report Radio Show- ..with LARRY KLAYMAN -&- TOM FITTON hosting.. during the 9-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern Time Slot. ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. ALOHA RONNIE Guyer guests in the 2nd hour of next Monday's Weekday Edition -Judicial Watch Radio Show- with ..JANE CHASTAIN -&- RUSS VERNEY hosting.. during the 10-11am Pacific / 1-2pm Eastern Time Slot... ...after already sharing his Thumbs-Up Movie Review on a March 1st ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. Opening Day Judicial Watch Program on... .. .. for your listening info. NEVER FORGET
  • Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ed ("Too Tall") Freeman of Boise died Wednesday

    08/20/2008 2:56:12 PM PDT · by Domandred · 70 replies · 3,736+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8/20/2008 | Katy Moeller
    Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman of Boise died Wednesday morning, according to a friend of the Freeman family. He was 80 years old. -- SNIP -- As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, he supported a heavily engaged infantry battalion at Landing Zone X-Ray in the la Drang Valley.
  • Saddleback College plans Memorial Day completion of new monument (FR's Aloha Ronnie sings)

    03/08/2008 9:08:04 AM PST · by do the dhue · 45 replies · 3,386+ views ^ | March 5, 2008 | ANDREW BOWEN
    MISSION VIEJO — Ronnie Guyer summarized Saddleback College's new veterans' memorial when his speech at the college's campus Wednesday turned into song. "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," he said. The words come from the hymn "The Mansions of the Lord," written for the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers" and sung at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan. Guyer, who served in the Vietnam War, joined three fellow veterans at Saddleback College for a forum discussing the significance of the new...
  • We Were Soldiers -- The New Mel Gibson Epic

    12/09/2001 2:27:55 PM PST · by Rocko · 177 replies · 1,295+ views
    This is the trailer for the eagerly awaited Mel Gibson epic. Didn't see it posted before. The book is excellent -- but will the film be worthy?
  • Brothers of Vietnam's first battle meet

    07/30/2007 8:59:42 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 19 replies · 1,428+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | July 30, 2007 | Mike Peters
    Brothers of Vietnam's first battle meet Mike Peters, (Bio) July 30, 2007 Every year or so they meet, not as many of them now, because the years take a toll. But the brothers of the battle still meet, sometimes back east, or out west, and this past weekend, in Milliken, at Frank Knowski's house. These are the men of the Seventh Cavalry, the men of Vietnam, the survivors of the battle in the Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam, 1965. It was early in that war, before some Americans back home began to hate the soldiers, before the protests and...
  • "We Were Soldiers" music video by Johnny Cash

    03/21/2007 2:24:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies · 1,899+ views
    "We Were Soldiers" and Johnny Cash ^ | march 2007 | "We Were Soldiers" and Johnny Cash 
  • We Were Soldiers

    07/05/2007 7:45:30 AM PDT · by MrJapan · 35 replies · 620+ views
  • The Real American Idol

    03/01/2007 5:03:37 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 17 replies · 1,073+ views ^ | March 1, 2007 | DanielL Henninger
    The Real American Idol Why the New York Times buried Maj. Bruce Crandall's Medal of Honor on page 15. BY DANIEL HENNINGER Thursday, March 1, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST Amid the mad jumble that makes the news in our time, the White House on Monday held a ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient. His name is Bruce Crandall. Mr. Crandall is 74 now, and earned his medal as a major, flying a Huey helicopter in 1965 in the Vietnam War. The Medal of Honor is conferred only for bravery in combat. It is a military medal, and it is...
  • "WE WERE SOLDIERS" on CBS-TV 9 pm Eastern/Pacific tonight

    05/28/2006 11:35:40 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 93 replies · 3,240+ views
    Paramount Pictures ^ | Mel Gibson - Randall Wallace
    . 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 .
  • Hero's medals, portrait now at Infantry Museum

    03/05/2005 10:19:27 AM PST · by Lexington Green · 37 replies · 2,505+ views
    Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 3/ 5/05 | BY MICK WALSH
    Rick Rescorla helped save thousands before losing his life at World Trade Center In Susan Rescorla's eyes, the very traits that made her late husband a hero on 9/11 were forged on the battlefields of Vietnam almost 40 years ago. "He was a soldier... and a warrior," she whispered, shortly after an Al Reid portrait of Rick Rescorla, an Officer Candidate School Hall of Famer who led more than 2,700 Morgan Stanley employees to safety after terrorists crashed a plane into the World Trade Center, was unveiled Thursday at the National Infantry Museum. "He made one last sweep, as he'd...
  • Fort Benning unveils statue of Sept. 11, Vietnam hero

    04/04/2006 7:36:13 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 22 replies · 1,429+ views
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 4/2/06 | AP Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ga. - More than 500 people attended the unveiling of a statue honoring Rick Rescorla, the decorated Vietnam veteran who, as security chief for Morgan Stanley, led hundreds of people to safety from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The statue was put up Saturday at Fort Benning, in west-central Georgia, where Rescorla attended Officer Candidate School, though it was sent back to storage after the ceremony while a permanent pedestal is being built. Fort Benning's National Infantry Museum already has a portrait of the former Army Colonel. "There was never any question as where to put...
  • Ia Drang vets reunite at Vietnam Wall

    11/14/2005 3:39:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 724+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Sgt. Ken Hall
    WASHINGTON, (Army News Service, Nov. 14, 2005) – More than 200 veterans of Vietnam’s battle of Pleiku-Ia Drang reunited at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Nov. 11. This week marks the 40th anniversary of the battle of Pleiku-Ia Drang. On Nov. 6, 1965, 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopters in the Ia Drang Valley and were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was destroyed. Together, these two events were among the most savage...
  • 6 Million Vietnam Veterans will defend this generation and restore their own honor

    08/25/2005 12:29:15 PM PDT · by troop_defender · 40 replies · 1,259+ views
    Self | 8/25/05 | Stephen Jelinek
    Yes, we have their play book. Over 6 million Veterans served in Vietnam 58,000 of the names are on the black wall in D.C. Now is the time to restore the honor of the 6 million by correcting the wrongful depictions of our Vietnam Veterans. This will happen as we rally in defense of this generation of troops. Then we will go after the educrats who have perpetuated the 1971 Kerry lie. We will find all the text books that wrongfully depict our Vietnam hero's and replace them with the correct accounting of what happened. And then we will go...
  • Tribute to Julia Moore (Lt.Col Hal Moore's Wife)

    03/18/2005 6:26:24 PM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 34 replies · 18,657+ views
    TNT is showing We Were Soldiers tonight. It is the story of Hal Moore and the men he led into battle in Vietnam. I thought if appropriate to pay tribute to Julia Moore, Lt. Col. Moore's wife. There was not much national news of it, but she passed on to heaven last year. As a proud member a group of individuals known as Military Brats, I know how important the Military Wife/Mom is to the foundation of the Military Family Unit. Mrs. Moore was an outstanding example to all military wives. Below are two links- One is a post by...
  • We were soldiers film. Is it any good?

    03/18/2005 4:09:25 PM PST · by kingsurfer · 74 replies · 1,678+ views
    This is on in the UK tomorrow night. Is it a good film to watch? I am fed up of weasting my time on inferior films.
  • MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

    02/25/2004 6:03:21 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 263 replies · 15,163+ views
    "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum/PAX-TV ^ | 2/25/2004 | "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    NEVER FORGET JOHN KERRY called American Soldiers fighting for Freedom during the Vietnam War ..Terrorists. .......vs...... MEL GIBSON decided he had to do his "PASSION of the Christ" while filming "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ..our true story about we American Soldiers fighting for Freedom during the Vietnam War. * (* This per STEVE McVEETY, Producer of "The PASSION of the Christ" -&- "WE WERE SOLDIERS" ..on the PAX TV Network, February 22/24, 2004) Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 NEVER FORGET
  • 911 Remembered: Rick Rescorla was a soldier: Have you seen the movie We were Soldiers?

    01/20/2005 11:34:33 AM PST · by ckilmer · 24 replies · 1,957+ views
    mudvillegazette ^ | September 10, 2004
    September 10, 2004 911 Remembered: Rick Rescorla was a soldier Have you seen the movie We were Soldiers? A good one, in my opinion. Given just a couple hours to tell a tale I think all in all the folks involved did a commendable job. Perhaps it's hard to go wrong, given the source material. We Were Soldiers Once, And Young is an account of the battle at Ia Drang Valley, fought in the still early phases of the war in Viet Nam. The book was written by Hal Moore, who was then a Lt Col and commander of the...
  • There Wasn't a Single Communist North Vietnamese Army Soldier inside a then Free South Vietnam

    11/12/2004 9:16:06 PM PST · by Calpernia · 114 replies · 34,987+ views
    lzxray ^ | Nov 13, 2004
    Xray Day 1, 14 Nov 1965 Lead elements of the under strength 450 man 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry air assault into a small clearing in scrub jungle below the 2300 foot Chu Pong Massif. Within an hour, a fierce battle is underway between the American Air Cav troopers and the aggressive 9th Bn of the 66th Regiment of the Peoples Army of Vietnam - North Vietnamese Regulars. The American Commander, Lt. Col Moore, fighting on the ground with his men, is faced with three on-going tasks to be accomplished simultaneously: * Shuttle in the rest of his men from 14...