1965: Lt. Col. Hal Moore and CSM Basil Plumley. These two brave leaders of soldiers were portrayed in the film "We Were Soldiers" by Mel Gibson and Sam Elliott, respectively.

Hal Moore and CSM Basil Plumley. These two brave leaders of soldiers were portrayed in the film "We Were Soldiers" by Mel Gibson and Sam Elliott, respectively.

Lt General Hal Moore, who was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang best known publically for the movie "We were Soldiers"  As he is the REAL Deal portrayed by Mel Gibson

Lt General Hal Moore, who was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Battalion, Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang best known publically for the movie "We were Soldiers" As he is the REAL Deal portrayed by Mel Gibson

LT. COL. HAL MOORE  AFTER THE BATTLE OF LA DRANG Just before we left, we stood looking at each other … and the tears were coming down our cheeks. I told Joe, “I want you to go back to Saigon and tell the American people what great Soldiers these are. Tell them what a great job they did and what a great Army we have

Col Hal Moore led US troops in the first helicopter battle in Vietnam. See "We Were Soldiers Once.

CSM Basil Plumley with LTG Hal Moore- We Were Soldiers Once and Young

We Were Soldiers Once… and young. Command Sergeant Major Basil Plumley and Lieutenant General Hal Moore.

Today, we bid farewell to a great combat leader, patriot and hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore passed away today at the age of 94. His extensive military career brought him from West Point, the Korean War and Vietnam. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during the battle of Ia Drang in 1965 and his leadership skills on the battlefield earned him the respect from the men that followed him. Rest easy warrior and God speed. #stayzero #zerofoxtrot #hero #warriors #leader #patriot

Today, we bid farewell to a great combat leader, patriot and hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore passed away today at the age of 94. His extensive military career brought him from West Point, the Korean War and Vietnam. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during the battle of Ia Drang in 1965 and his leadership skills on the battlefield earned him the respect from the men that followed him. Rest easy warrior and God speed. #stayzero #zerofoxtrot #hero #warriors #leader #patriot

Hal Moore and Cmd Srgt Major Plumley, Ia Drang

LTC Hal Moore (Commander Battalion Cavalry) and Sgt. Major Basil Plumley, (Sergeant Major of the US Army's Battalion, Cavalry Regimen. -served WWII, Korea and Vietnam) on the day they returned from the Ia Drang battle, - Vietnam War

Task Force Bayonet regrets to inform you that retired Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore, and former 7th Infantry Division Commander, passed away on February 10, 2017 at his home in Auburn, Alabama. Moore commanded the 7th Infantry Division in Korea from May 1970 to March 1971.

Task Force Bayonet regrets to inform you that retired Lt. Harold "Hal" Moore, and former Infantry Division Commander, passed away on February 2017 at his home in Auburn, Alabama. Moore commanded the Infantry Division in Korea from May 1970 to March

After the battle at LZ X-Ray was over, LTC Hal Moore was given a two-week leave to write his after-action report. Since this battle was conducted under the control of ARVN II Corps Headquarters, a copy of this classified report had been submitted to Colonel Hieu, II Corps Chief of Staff, who orchestrated the entire Pleime-ChuPong-IaDrang campaign. And when it came to Colonel Hieu's turn to write his after action report of the entire campaign

After the battle at LZ X-Ray was over, LTC Hal Moore was given a two-week leave to write his after-action report. Since this battle was conducted under the control of ARVN II Corps Headquarters, a copy of this classified report had been submitted to Colonel Hieu, II Corps Chief of Staff, who orchestrated the entire Pleime-ChuPong-IaDrang campaign. And when it came to Colonel Hieu's turn to write his after action report of the entire campaign

LTC Hal Moore commander 1st  Battalion 7th Cavalry .. Onfield Radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley Vietnam (Courtesy Opsgear.com

LTC Hal Moore, Commander of the Battalion, Cavalry, on the radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage.

Lt. General Hal Moore Cameo Appearance In "We Were Soldiers" - YouTube

Lt. General Hal Moore Cameo Appearance In "We Were Soldiers" - YouTube

General Hal Moore and Sergeant Major Plumley at Westpoint on May 10, 2010. Moore then led the 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in the famous battle at Ia Dra...

General Hal Moore and Sergeant Major Plumley at Westpoint on May Moore then led the Battalion, U. Cavalry, in the famous battle at Ia Dra.

LTG Hal Moore and CSM Basil Plumley lead members of the 1st Battalion 7th U. S. Cavalry (Airmobile), the unit portrayed in the film "We Were Soldiers" about the Battle of la Drang on 14 Dec 1965; the first battle between U. S. Forces against the North Vietnamese Army.

Lt Hal Moore and CSM Basil Plumley lead members of the Battalion U. Cavalry (Airmobile), the unit portrayed in the film "We Were Soldiers" about the Battle of la Drang on 14 Dec the first battle between U. Forces against the North Vietnamese Army.

We Were Soldiers Hal Moore Speech

We Were Soldiers Hal Moore Speech

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Col Hal Moore, Vietnam Veteran, devout Roman Catholic interviewed by Raymond Arroyo of EWTN Network.

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