Hal Moore passes away


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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.

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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".