Youll ride along with his crew as they battle into the heart of the third reich, from. First boots on the ground depicts the 7th cavalry, 1st. Before the days end, the men of the 7th cavalry would engage over 2,000 north vietnamese army regulars in the battle that would epitomize the savagery of the vietnam war and the bravery of the men who fought it. During midnovember 1965, moore then a lieutenant colonel led 450 officers and men from the us armys 1st cavalry division into the ia drang valley, a trackless waste near vietnams border with cambodia that served as a communist sanctuary and infiltration route into vietnams central highlands.
Interview with author mike guardia mismatchedbookendtours. In this firstever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn. February, 1922 february 10, 2017 was a united states army lieutenant general and author. Signed we are soldiers still book autographed by general hal moore and joe galloway.
This work comes from hours of interview from the subject and his personal archive. Harold hal moore, coauthor of the 1992 bestseller, we were soldiers once. College health fair enlivens career day orlando sentinel. Deployed to the korean war in 1952, he commanded an infantry rifle and heavy mortar company in the 7th infantry division and was awarded two bronze star. My happiest moment as an author was being able to do a joint book signing with general hal moore. Moore is a recipient of the distinguished service cross, which is the second highest military decoration of the united states army, and was the first of his west point class 1945 to be promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general. Harold g hal moore, the american known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the us and north vietnamese armies, has died. Full text and audio mp3 and video of movie we were soldiers lt. Hal moore, one of the most admired american combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by mel gibson in the movie we were soldiers. We are soldiers still, attracted crowds to his book signing at the fort lewis post exchange. The leadership axioms that pepper the book will be useful to readers in any kind of communal. We are soldiers still first edition hardback books autographed by authors general hal moore and joe galloway.
We were soldiers author packs them in for px visit. Joe, a journalist, came into the ia dranglz xray action. Im half way through the book and i can say that it is a very good read. He was awarded the distinguished service cross, the u.
Hal moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the ia drang. Mike guardia has done a great service by editing and resurrecting ltg moore s autobiographical lessons learned and creating a wonderful small book hal moore on leadership. Bud alley and fellow members of the 7 th cavalry will share stories of the infamous battle that left hundreds dead. Following graduation from the armed forces staff college at norfolk, virginia in 1960 moore served a threeyear tour as nato plans officer with. Dear artist, yesterday, chris bingle of stroud in gloucestershire, uk, asked about signing paintings. January 3 with great illustrations by hal moore, a copy of axes waits for you at the lafayette public library.
Col moore addresses the 7th cavalry american rhetoric. Harold maxine hal moore guest book on san diego union. Adam makos id like to introduce you to clarence smoyer. Readers will be familiar with the late, retired lt. Survivor of lz albany to sign books at nim national. She recently turned down the purchase of one because the artist had signed her name quite high on the lower left in a thick, black stylized script. Galloway, this 2002 film depicts the true story of the first major battle between the united states and north vietnamese forces. Hal moore, army general memorialized in book and film we. Id like to introduce you to clarence smoyer, a legendary wwii tank gunner and hero of my new book spearhead. I am hal moore s son and we worked closely with mike guardia to evolve this book from the draft written by dad in 2002 into the current volume that includes material drawn from his professional writing, speeches and plenty of family stories. At the time of his death, hed been working on a leadership guide distilled from his years commanding others in peacetime and at war.
This book follows some of the significant events in moore s career, and creates a wonderful compendium on leadership. Hal moore leads his men as they secure the area and prepare for the arrival of his main force, 450 soldiers strong. Twelveyearold maxwell carlisle has read we were soldiers once. General hal moore and sergeant major plumley at westpoint on may 10, 2010. The second part happened at lz albany, and that is. An exclusive interview with the hero of the vietnam wars 1965 battle of the ia drang valley and coauthor of we were soldiers once and young 1. He died on february 10, 2017 in auburn, alabama, usa. See more ideas about author, aviation accidents and hal moore. This book, along with moores new york times bestseller, we were soldiers once. Book signing with general hal moore at the booksamillion in opelika, al. To ask other readers questions about hal moore on leadership, please sign up. Winning when outgunned and outmanned by ltg retired harold g. Moore dj beneath mylar, glossy with color photo of soldiers including authors at top front, a jungle photo scene at bottom front and back, praise on back by philip caputo and generals.
Jul 19, 2012 photos, videos, articles, and information about all of our wonderful authors. A soldier onceand always, the biography that i wrote about him. Hal moore, an army lieutenant general whose leadership in one of the earliest and bloodiest battles of the vietnam war saved scores of lives and was memorialized in the book we were soldiers. Hal moore, a coauthor of we were soldiers once and young, died friday, feb. Found this short clip of hal moore when he was a brigade commander in vietnam. Helicopters arrive for opening of remembering vietnam. Hal moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the ia drang valley. An autobiographical leadership manual from a decorated army general.
Signed we are soldiers still book autographed by general. He was an actor and writer, known for we were soldiers 2002, small town boy, real american hero 2011 and inside the vietnam war 2008. By david moore my father, ltg hal moore, passed away two years ago on this day 10 february, three days shy of his 95th birthday. A journey back to the battlefields of vietnam takes us along with general hal moore and reporter joe galloway as they revisit the battle scenes made famous in their first joint endeavor we were soldiers once. Moore and galloway book signing a sellout at infantry. Moore was born on february, 1922 in bardstown, kentucky, usa as harold gregory moore jr. Why did you and joe galloway decide to write we were soldiers once and young. General harold hal moore and joe galloway have both hand signed this limited edition.
Hal moore from his bestselling 1992 book, we were soldiers onceand young and its excellent 2002 film adaptation. He was a legendary soldier who made incredible contributions on. It was an honor to do a joint book signing with this man. February, 1922 february 10, 2017 was a united states army. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Youtube in 1969, moore moved to khow and stayed there for 27 years, through two or three ownerships. Hal moore and charley martin in action, as seen in a 1981 commercial for khow. Almost as soon as they arrived, american forces were engaged in a series of constant contact. Hal moore, the american hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the u. Read the obituary and view the guest book, leave condolences or send flowers. In november 1965, some 450 men of the 1st battalion, 7th cavalry, under the command of lt. A soldier onceand always collectively captures the heroism that moore performed on fighting for freedom abroad.
Each book is leatherbound and stamped in gold with gold edges. Based on the book we were soldiers once and young by lieutenant general ret. Hal moore is the commander of the first battalion, seventh cavalry. Hal moore, one of the most admired american combat leaders of the last 50. In november 1965, he and his small unit of 450 men were dropped by helicopter into a clearing in the ia drang valley, south vietnam. The purpose of this article is to not seek empathy but to use the occasion to reinforce a few beliefs that general moore held. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. We had this book signing at the local books amillion in opelika, al.
Galloway wrote another book together, a followup to their. Sign and view the guest book, leave condolences or send flowers. Book signing for the lowerline in new orleans at garden district book shop. Moore, harold maxine hal san diego on april 12, 2015, hal moore passed away peacefully. Hal moore, one of the most admired american combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by mel gibson in the movie we were soldiers. On photoillustrated title page signed in black felttip pen. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 north vietnamese soldiers. Hal moore on leadership and millions of other books are available for instant access. We are soldiers still posted in roger bender book reports. General hal moore and sergeant major plumley youtube.