"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.
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.