Retired Army Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore Jr. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang, in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is the author of "We Were Soldiers Once And Young," which was adapted into the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers"

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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.

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

Basil L. Plumley (January 1, 1920 – October 10, 2012[1]) was a United States Army command sergeant major. He is most famous for his actions as a Sergeant-Major of the US Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang (Vietnam, 1965). General Hal Moore praised Plumley as an outstanding NCO and leader in the book "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young"

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Lt Col Hal Moore -Led his Battalion to Vietnam & in the famous battle of la Drang where they were outnumbered 4 to 1.

Lt. General Hal Moore talks about the Battle of Ia Drang at the 2008 American Veterans Center's Conference. It was November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valle

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