Hal Moore passes away

fencersmother

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He was the dear friend of my kids' sponsor family. May he rest in peace.
 

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We were Soldiers once and young and will all be again one day. God Bless and Rest in Peace.
 

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"sonny, you can't take no pictures laying down there on the ground"

Journalist Joseph Galloway quoting the battalion sergeant major's admonition to him during the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in a 1992 interview of Lt. Gen. Moore and Galloway by Terry Gross following the publication of their book.

Here's a link to the transcript and the actual interview which NPR re-broadcast yesterday. As you listen to Gen. Moore, you realize Mel Gibson did a decent job of portraying him. And you can imagine Sam Elliott repeating Basil Plumley's words.

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/15/515387382/remembering-lt-gen-harold-moore-heroic-vietnam-war-commander
 
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There is only one person who could play that part and make that quote in the movie. Sam Elliott. Also "Sir, if the time comes I need one there'll be plenty lying on the ground".
 

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One of the greatest honors I had in the Army was to be able to have the callsign "Serpeant 6", the same callsign as Bruce Crandall.
https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/crandall/profile/
We had a hail and fair well once, and I had the honor of having Bruce and other vets of the 229th at my table. They were a blast. One of my regrets was not keeping in touch with them after that get together. Wisdom is lost on the youth.
 
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