We Were Soldiers is
Russell L. Ross
Who am I? email@example.com Russell L. Ross
Sept 1965-66 SP/4 Russell L. Ross RA17630469 D
Company 2nd Battalion 7th Cavalry Recon Platoon ( LoneRanger call sign ) 1st Cavalry Division
Airmobile An Khe Vietnam.
Well you see I was there
In the movie the only thing true is Moore being
the first one on X-Ray and the Bugle being picked up
at X-Ray and no he was not the last to leave X-Ray
he left on the 3rd lift out and came back. the rest
is Fiction as was the story X-Ray part.
Moore didn't see Galloway save Nakayama
Anytime you or Moore and Galloway want to back up
their story in a court of law let me know.
Mr. JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY HAD NO MILITARY SERVICE,
Training AT ALL.
1964 B company 1st Battalion 511 Infantry (
Airborne ) 11 Air Assualt ( test ) FT. Benning,
1965 B company 1/511 became B company 2nd
Battalion 8th Cavalry ( Airborne ) 1st Cavalry
Division Airmobile FT. Benning, Georgia.
And in July 1965 I was sent to the 2nd Battalion
7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile.
JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY ( Rambo The Reporter ) IS NOW
SELLING HIS COMBAT PICTURES FROM LANDING ZONE X-RAY.
Joseph L. Galloway The Walter Mitty of the war,
Rambo the Reporter, A Plagiarist, Fiction writer,
and now add fraud.
Galloway brandishes a Swedish K submachinegun at
Danang in August 1965. day battle. Joe prior to Xray
He is the only civilian to receive a medal from
the U.S. Army for valor during the Vietnam War—a
Bronze Star with Combat V for rescuing wounded
soldiers under fire in the Ia Drang Valley in
( Even though Moore didnt see him do this he
wrote him up for it .added by me )
A veteran of 42 years in journalism with United
Press International and U.S. News & World Report, he
is coauthor with retired Army Lieutenant General
Harold G. Moore of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and
Young (New York: Random House, 1992).
Galloway—the award-winning newsman and current
special consultant to Secretary of State General
Colin Powell spoke recently with Fred L. Schultz at
U.S. Naval Institute headquarters. STEVE NORTHUP
Why is Joseph L. Galloway altering his combat
pictures of Landing Zone X-Ray?? is it becouse they
show the truth and not the lies written by Galloway
and Moore in their Book We Were Soldiers Once and
Young ( The X-Ray part ).
Joseph L. Galloway is altering some of his combat
pictures to match the story line in the book, as he
now has the equipement to change them.
!!!!!WARNING!!!!! if you buy these pictures, be
warned, some of the pictures you see at this web
site isnt the orignal pictures.
he has now since changed the ural here is the new
OLD URAL >>
The photographs offered are from the personal
collection of Joe Galloway ( Rambo the Reporter )
and were taken at LZ X-Ray during and after the
action in the Ia Drang Valley, November 14-16, 1965.
The images reflect the savagery of the combat, a
feel for the emotions of the soldiers involved and a
sense for the terrain in which the battle was
The photographs have never before been published
and most have been seen only by a handful of
participants in the action. ( Actually some pictures
have been published and seen by over 26 million
people ) These images will help put a real face on
the people, places and events in the upcoming movie,
"We Were Soldiers Once...And Young", starring Mel
Gibson. A film based on the book of the same name by
Lt. Gen. Hal Mooore and Joe.
Ia Drang Scholarship Fund.... As a lasting
tribute to the men of the 1st of the 7th Cavalry who
gave so much in the Ia Drang, a permanent
scholarship fund was established for the children
and grandchildren of those who died in action in
this heroic event. To honor that commitment, 10% of
the purchase price of every Joe Galloway at the Ia
Drang photo will be donated to the fund.
Stories Part Fiction he embellished for them. U.S.
NEWS and World Report Oct 29,1990 Pg 32 Fatal
Victory Pg 36 Vietnam Story.
ARTICLES Galloway Plagiarized. U.S. News and World
Report Oct 25, 93 Page 45 Step by Step into a
Quagmire SOURCE: Stanley Karnows Vietnam a History
U.S. News and World Report Feb 4,1991 Page 49
"Who's Afraid of the truth" SOURCE: Soldier of
Fortune Dec 84 Pg 104 Press Escorts by Fred Tucker.
( TUCKERS GORRILLAS ).
In the movie Gibson portray Galloway as a
Reporter who pick's up a weapon only to protect the
wounded. BUT!!! Galloway was the most heavely armed
Reporter in Vietnam.
Page 32 Joseph L. Galloway Had wrangled a ride in
to the Plie Me camp while it was under siege, and
becouse of the shortages of fighters found him self
assigned to a .30 cal light machine gun. With two
other reporters After the battle was over Major
Charles Beckwith hands Galloway an M-16 rifle,
Galloway told Beckwith, Strictly speaking, under the
Geneva Convention he was "A civilian noncombatant."
As you see there is no logic. Galloway has just
spent 3 days maning a .30 cal machine gun killing
PAVN troops and after the battle is over decides he
is a civilian noncombatant?
The question is why didnt Galloway join the
service? He was always to busy playing Soldier
instead of being a Reporter. He wanted to be at any
battle he could get to, to record it, But when he
get's there at the battle. He start's to play
Soldier. You cant write or record History, While you
busy playing soldier.
Of all the reporters in Vietnam, Galloway was the
most dangerous to the American troops, in His
Walter Mitty and Rambo persona. He had no idea what
the soldier's job was, He as a reporter and could do
what he wanted and go where he wanted to at any
time. Joseph L. Galloway( Rambo the Reporter )
ROAMED all over VIETNAM, Killing as he pleased.
Page 35 November 13,1965 Galloway hitched a ride
from Pleiku to Catecha the 3 Brigade headquarters
Galloway " I dug a foxhole out on the perimeter with
B company 1/7, Under one of those $50.00 tea bushes,
set out some spare! magazines ( M-16 ).
Galloway playing Soldier, It would have been
better if he said I set out some spare film rolls.
to record events, his mind set is playing soldier.
Page 32 Galloway writes: " At first lite I
pinched of a small piece of C-4 explosive from the
emergency supply in my pack and used it to boil up a
canteen cup of water for coffee.
Walter Mitty part: If you lit C-4 very carefully
you could be drinking hot coffee in maybe 30
secounds. If you were careless it blew your arm off.
If Galloway was so eager to receive the Bronze
Star, Then he should be ready to pay the price for
violating the UCMJ. Conspiring to take a $500,000
Helicopter and receiving Military equipment, 1 M16
Rifle, 1 Carl Gustaf,
I had to sign for all my equipement as all
soldiers did and had to turn it in when I left, Who
did Galloway leave the M-16 with, Does he have
papers saying he turned it in? The same with the
Carl Gustaf, Where did he get it? Did he buy it,
Pick it up on the Battlefield? Did he sell it when
he left? If he turned it in, Does he have the paper
work to show it?
Galloway conspired with a friend ( A Huey Pilot
)into flying into Plei Me camp. There were orders
for all aircraft to stay out of the area, The friend
went AWOL, He and Galloway took the Huey and flew
into Plei Me, Beckwith needed, medical, and ammo.
At Plei Me Major Charles Beckwith had put
Galloway and 2 other Reporters on a machinegun. and
had given Galloway an M-16 Rifle.
MYTH's: Page 156-157 Vincent Cantu and Galloway
meet during fierce attack on D and C company's.
Galloway was taking pictures. Vincent Cantu braved
the fire and sprinted to where Galloway was.
TRUTH: Soldier of Fortune Sept 83 Page 28
Galloway writes "During a ( LULL!!)." I met Vincent
Cantu this was before the(skyhawk) naplmed the
MYTH's: Page 35 Galloway The plantation billed
the U.S. $50 for each tea bush and $250 for each
TRUTH: Soldier of Fortune Sept 83 Page 25
Galloway They billed U.S.$25 for each tea bush $125
for each rubber tree.
Galloway only left the saftey of the Command Post
During " LULL's " in the Battle, As soon as the
firing started up, He would headed right back to the
Command post, He only took pictures of the dead and
wounded. Where are his action pictures?
Fiction We Were Soldiers Once and Young X-Ray
part. page references are from the hardback.
FICTION: Fabrication applies particularly to a
false but carefully invented statement or a series
of statements, in which some truth is sometimes
interwoven, the whole usually intended to deceive.
The Greatest Hero "People everywhere are smitten-
With a tale that is written. Once a hero's deeds are
known- They're as good as etched in stone. Every
word, folks take to heart- And think this makes them
very smart. Amazing how the very wise- Never stop to
realize- That what they read may not be true. Groo
Moral: Even when the words are true the may not
speak the truth Groo
Can you make Col. Klink ( Moore ) and Rambo the
Reporter (Galloway ) into hero's pages from the
Lt. Col. Moore was the Col. Klink of the war? He
knew nothing, nothing
Page 17 Moore's new concepts & techniques were
written in the 1950's FM 57-35 Army Transport
Avation-Combat Operations, 1963 FM 57-35 Airmobile
Operations. by Officers he worked with? in 1957.
Moore in 1957 "I was in on the concept of
Airmobility with Gavin, Norton, Seneff Williams".
With 2 1/2 years writing, 1 1/2 years training in
Airmobile tatics in the 11Air Assault Division Test,
for a total of 4 years and yet he retained nothing
about Airmobile tatics.
Page 37 Crandall "Moore wanted Aviation present,
to be part of his Staff".
Moore, Crandall or his ALO had to coordinate the
flight time from Plei Me to X-Ray, flight routes,
fire support, resuppy, Medevac Huey.
Moore couldnt plan the operation with out
Crandall ( aviation ) present.
Page 60 As Crandall flared the huey to land at
Landing Zone X-Ray Moore & his troops starts firing
FM 57-35 There is no firing from the helicopter
during flight, landing or any other time.
Pity the troop to their right a face full of hot
brass, left ear drums ringing, brass on floor or
getting caught in the Huey's controls
Moore who had been listening to the battle of
Landing Zone Albany on the radio volunteered for the
1st Battalion 7th Cavalry to go to Columbus to guard
the artillery, So the 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry
could go and reinforce ALBANY.
MYTHS of The Ia Drang Valley Some Officers even
Kinnard stated that Moore volunteered to go into
ALBANY but he didn’t. and from Persons in the book
That Moore and Galloway write good about give in
return and adds to the MYTHS about the 1/7 and
One Reporter Bob Poos of Soldier of Fortune
writes that Moore and the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry
was the ones who relived the Plie me camp,
Soldier of Fortune March 83 page 29-30 ARVN
AMBUSH 3rd column last 2 paragraphs.
Plie Me did get relief- with a vengeance- from
the 1st Cavalry Division. Through a strange
coincidance, the camp commander, Capt Harold Moore,
Learned later that much of the relief force was
commanded by a name sake, Lt. Col. Harold Moore
commander of the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry.
When in fact it was my old unit the 2nd Battalion
Capt George Forrest when he spoke to the Old
Guard said Lt. Col. Moore was there in the 11AAD in
So starts the myths about Lt. Col. Moore and the
1st Battalion 7th Cavalry.
Moore idea would cost time becouse the 1st
Battalion 7th Cavalry would have to be to Columbus 4
hours, Then the 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry would have
to be flown to Albany another 4 hours. 8 hours to
So why didn’t Kinnard send the 1st Battalion 7th
Cavalry to reinforce ALBANY?
They were probably to drunk? they had spent the
day of the 17 in the Bars of Pleiku
The most outrageous LIE Page 287 At Landing Zone
Albany. There on the dying enemy soldier something
shiny. A big battered old French army Bugle.
FACT: This Bugle was captured at Landing Zone
X-Ray and brought into Landing Zone Albany by the
Leadership Principle 1 Be Technically and
Tactically Proficent To know you job thoroughly, you
must posses not only specific knowledge of its
details but also a broad general knowledge
concerning its area of intrest. you should be
competent in combat operations and training as well
as in the technical and admimistrative aspects of
your duties. If you demonstrate deficincies in these
functions,your subordinates will lose confidance in
you as a leader.
Moore is under the delusion he has come up with a
new Air Assault tatic for the 1st lift would doom
his men. for the want of a nail, The 2nd Battalion
7th Cavalry. As the Battle of Landing Zone X-Ray
would grind up, The Troops, Helicopters and
Artillary. Making them unavalible for other units.
Leading to the walk to Landing Zone Albany by the
What happened. It would appear Moore would be the
first one chosen by Kinnard for the 11 AIr Assault
test, When it started up in 1963 but he wasn't.
He had To write a letter to Major General Kinnard
( His Old Boss ) begging for a Infantry Battalion in
the 11 air Assault Division.
It wasen't till 1964, 1 year after it started he
got the call. He didn't get one with the 11 Air
Assault but instead was given a Infantry Battalion
in the 2 infantry Division. The 2nd Battalion 23rd
Moore Had never commanded a Infantry Battalion
But one of the hand picked officers by Kinnard in
1963 was Lt. Col McDade, He was chosen for the G-1
spot, He would be given command of the 2nd Battilion
7th Cavalry around November 7,1965 aproximately 10
days before the battle of Landing Zone Albany.
McDade Had never Commanded a Infantry Battalion
THERE WAS ANOTHER FACTOR, MOORE AND MCDADE WERE
HAVING A POWER STRUGGLE.
Keep abreast of current military devolopements.
Moore "I thought up a new technique for the inital
lift." There are only two types of Air assaults.
Moore under the delusion he had come up with a
The ground Commander ( Moore ) must concider two
general types of Airmobile assault when preparing
the ground tatical plan. These types of assaults
differ primarily in the proximity of the LZ to the
The first and preferred type is the landing of
the assault ehelons immediately on, or adjacent to,
The secound type of assault involves landing a
distance from the objective in a secure LZ, and
requires assembly, reorganization, and movement to
an attack position prior to the assault on the
What happend to Moore's H-hour.
Moore Get's his H-hour confused with the Attack
time in the mission order.
H-hour in air assault terms is difined as the
time the lead helicopter touches down on the Landing
Moore puts the H-hour at H-1030.
He then gets word the Artillary cant fire until
H-1017. H-hour get delayed. 1 incremint? ( usually
15 minutes ).
So that should make H-hour, H-1045.
But Moore ( who is in the lead Huey ) doesn't set
foot on LZ X-Ray until H-1048,
3 minutes late.
Lt. Col. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway's part.(
the enlisted mens, Officers, Junior Officers and the
2/5, Bco 2/7 and 2/7 Battalion stories cannot be
Moore couldn't READ a MAP? Page 30 November 9,
1965 Moore "What does the RED STAR that is on the
intelligence map mean?"
The Red Star is not a military symbol its
explanation should have been on the lower right side
( margin ) of the map.
Moore " I had no doubt the 1/7 my Battalion would
be chosen to mount the attack into the Ia Drang as
the 2/7 had a new commander.
Fact!! " the 1/7 was closer to the objective then
the 2/7 " and had nothing to do with the readiness
of the Battalions. (Gen. John J Tolson).
Page 17 Moore's new concepts & techniques were
written in the 1950's FM 57-35 Army Transport
Avation-Combat Operations.1960's FM 57-35 Airmobile
By Officers he worked with?
Page 17 1957 Moore "I was in on the concept of
Airmobility with Pentagon Research and development
group. Moore "I was the 1st man in the Airborne
Branch". 4 years writing and training in Airmobile
Yet Moore retained nothing about Airmobile
Page 41 Moore "I thought up a new technique for
the inital lift".
There are only 2 types of Air assaults This is
the 2 one.
Page 37 Crandall "Moore wanted Aviation to be
present, to be part of his Staff"
FM 57-35>Both the Ground Commander ( Moore ) and
Aviation Commander ( Crandall ) or his ALO had to
coordinate>flight time from Plei Me to X-Ray, flight
routes,resuppy. Moore couldnt plan the operation
with out Aviation present.
FM 57-35 Key personnel are distributed among the
aircraft of the lift so the loss of one aircraft
does not destroy the command structure.
Page 58 Moore and Crandall in the same Huey.
Page 59 The lift is flying at 110 knots.
FM 57-35 When diffrent types of aircraft fly in a
single lift, cruising speed of the slower aircraft
must be the controlling speed of the lift.
UH-1B's are Gunships fly at 80 knots
UH-1D's are Slicks 110 knots.
I ask Bco's 1/7 3rd Platoon Leader Dennis Deal,
why didnt Moore lay on water for his men ( B co
would be on the LZ for over 4 hours ) and why he
said it was not the Aviations job to haul out
B co's 1/7 3rd Platoon Leader Dennis Deal "dont
ask me I knew nothing about Airmobile tatics."
Page 106 Moore we needed water, medical supplies
Page 107 Bco 1/7 3rd Platoon Leader Dennis Deal
by 3pm we ran out of water, the wounded kept begging
Page 145 November 15, 1965 at 6:20am Jemison
shared his last drops of water.
Page 112 November 14, 1965 While all day long the
Battalion Supply Officer was riding in and out of
X-Ray & Galloway came. 240# of water, medical, ammo
not coming in, 1 Wounded troop not going out.
Page 106 Moore "hauling Wounded was not the slick
crews job" ( Aviation )
FM 7-20 the Battalion Commanders hanbook, Hauling
wounded is the secoundary mission of all military
Page 63 Moore used his command Huey to haul out a
non wounded POW.
Page 167 but none his wounded troops, Lt Franklin
terribly wounded was set aside to die.
FM 1-100 Army Aviation The Command and Control
Huey is to be used for Command and Control ONLY it
shouldnt be used for anyother purpose, like
A Medevac Huey was suppose to fly with the
assault echelon ( 1st Lift )
Page 105 a wounded troop was stumbling toward the
aid station, Galloway " stay away go back" what was
this 17 year old's thoughts 50 feet from the aid
station and treatment and told to stay away?
FM 57-35 page 12 paragraph 24 supply 6
miscellaneous. a. probable water supply points are
predesingnated. and comes in with the following
FM 7-20 page 271 paragraph 313 returning aircraft
may be used for the evacuation of causalities.
Galloway had no military service.
COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY no one expects the
battalion commander to act as a rifleman no matter
how proficient he is.
As he does so.
who commands his battalion?
Who gives guidance to his Company Commanders, he
is taking responsibility away from his men and not
meeting his own.
Page 34 Moore "I went to school on the Division
Commander, authority must be pushed down to the man
on the spot.
Page 40 Moore "I personally to influence the
action would be in the 1st Huey to land on X-Ray."
Page 60 Moore leading his command group clear a
sector of X-Ray, on the way back to the LZ, meet the
troops who were suppose to clear that sector.
Page 73 Moore "I was tempted to join A co or C
co's company's men"
Page 108 Moore "My operations Officer`& the
Avaition Liason Officer had controlled all flights
into X-Ray, I then took control, every Huey coming
to X-Ray must radio me for landing instructions.
Page 109 Crandall Moore was now a signalman at
the far end of the LZ was standing up, directing us
where to land.
Page 109 The Brigade Commander had given Moore
Page 195 Moore "I personally lead the final
counterattack to make certian that the Company
Commander of Bco 2/7 & his men did a safe, clean,
job & to look for my Missing Troops.
Moore didnt bring in his execuitive Officer( 2nd
in command ) to help run the battalion command post.
Page 39 Moore "we had never maneuvered in combat
as a battalion"
Page 28 Moore the Battalion made 2 sweeps near An
Page 31 nov 9 Moore "We shuttled the Battalion in
Page 32 nov 9 Galloway "My first time out with
Moores 1/7 Battalion"
Original story Solider of Fortune November 83
Page 25 Nov 9 Galloway "before nitefall Moore waved
his battalion across a stream"
Each Huey could carry 10 Troops. 10 troops X 16
Hueys=160 Troops per lift.
Page 30 a enemy base camp
Page 55 a radio transmision intercepted,
estamated a N V regiment was near X-Ray
Page 57 commo wire was seen.
Page 39 Moore puts only 80 men (5 per Huey) in
the inital lift.
Page 57 riflemen extra ammo all they could carry.
Air Assault tatics emphasize maximum initial lift,
to get maximum lift each huey carries minimum amount
of fuel + 30 min reserve, with refueling & ammo
Points near the Pickup Zone.
Troops only basic load of ammo and web gear
(intrenching tool, 2 canteens, bayonet and poncho
and 1st aid pack )
Page 40 Moore "later lifts could carry more men
100 as fuel burned off".
Page 198 Rear area Operation Officer Dick
Merchant "the Huey could carry 10 men"
Page 111 Winkle "I had a total of 16 men in my
Fourner "it was left up to each pilot how many
men he carried" on later lifts I was carring 9-12
How it should have happened according to Air
Assault Tatics FM 57-35
With only 16 Hueys weight is a factor, so the
inital lift ( the assault echelon ) must contain
sufficient Troops to secure the Landing Zone. The
Alowable Cargo Load the ( ACL ) of each UH-1D for
this mission should have been 3,000 pounds as its
under 50 nautical miles ( only 14.3 miles to the
using the Space method a space is defined as the
weight of a fully combat equiped troop ( 240 pounds
) 10 Troops = 2,400 pounds per Huey.
Page 39 B co 114 troops, A co 40 troops, Ground
Commanders command group 6 for a total of 160 troops
in the 1st lift.
Moore was a Pilot?
Page 58 Crandall ( The Aviation Commander ) is
starting the Huey from the left seat the co-pilot
seat, There is no starter on that side.
Page 58 Moore as they load the Hueys "what is the
flying time from Plei Me to Landing Zone X-Ray"?
Page 37 Moore and Crandall plan an Air Assault.
Page 40 with a time table & failed to put down
the flying time from Plei Me to Landing Zone X-Ray,
with out this information, How did they plan the
Page 58 Mills 13 min 15 sec. Page 59 Speed ( rate
) 110 knots this time will take them 25 miles away.
The correct time is 8 min.
Formula for Time is Distance X 60 divide by Rate
( Speed ) 14.3 X 60 = 858 divide by 110 = 7.8 min =
8 min time is rounded up to the nearest min.
Formula for Distance is rate ( Speed ) X time
divided by 60 110 X 8 = 880 divide by 60 = 14.6miles
= 15miles miles is rounded up to the nearest 1/2
using 7.8 min for time for the distance 110 X 7.8
= 858 divide by 60 = 14.3 miles The distance from
Plei Me to Landing Zone X-Ray.
Page 188 A blazing flare under an unopened
parachute hit the ammo dump, the Sgt.Major grabbed
it with his bare hands, it burns at 4,000 degrees,
it needs the parachute to lite the candle.
Letter from Randy Wallace, the Screenwriter and
Director, about the film:
The Wheelhouse 15464 Ventura Boulevard Sherman
Oaks, CA 91403-3002
Randall Wallace 7 February 2001
To all men who fought in the Ia Drang Valley,
November 1965, and their families.
As many of you have already heard, we are
preparing to make a film version of Hal Moore and
Joe Galloway's book WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...AND
As you can imagine, this is an enormously
As the prologue of Hal and Joe's landmark book
"Hollywood has gotten the story of the Vietnam
veteran wrong every damn time, whetting the knives
of twisted politics on the bones of our dead
Well this time we mean to get it right.
This is not to say that any of us making the film
are unconcerned with accuracy.
The Disclamer> ( It is not meant to tell the
story ) of each individual, ( or to capture the same
kind of truth ) a documentary would.
I salute you.
1st Cavalry Division as the Division Commander
Kinnard had to use the whole of the division
resorces to keep Lt. Col. Moore from losing Landing
Kinnard "I violated a lot of priniples about how
hard you work your guy's and how many hour's you fly
"I literally flew the Blades off the choppers."
Things wrong with the trailer
Why is Moore shown stepping out of the Huey on
the right side at X-Ray? When he was on the left
behind Crandall, who was in the co-pilots seat. Page
58 hardback, Page 67 paperback
Moore as they land at X-Ray. as Crandall flared
the Huey to land I FIRED burst into the brush to the
LEFT, toward the mountain. page 60 hardback, page 69
Why are there 5 Hueys flying in the formation,
when there is supposed to be only 4, in the over
head shot there are 6 Hueys.
As they land at X-Ray they are in some type of
formation that dosent exist. Page 59 Hardback, Page
The Hueys as they fly to X-Ray are suppose to be
in a Heavy left formation, But they are eather in a
column, trail formation< left are both are the same
formation or an echelon right page 59, page 68
COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY No one expects the
battalion commander to act as a rifleman no matter
how proficient he is, as he does so, who commands
his battalion? Who gives guidance to his Company
Commanders, he is taking responsibility away from
his men and not meeting his own.
"What the hell is the is the colonel doing up
here?" Sergeant Thompson ask. page 195 hardback,
page 228 paperback
Moore as the battle started " I was tempted to
join Nadal's or Edwards men; But I might get pined
down and simply become another rifleman." "My duty
was to LEAD riflemen." page 73 hardback, page 85
Why is Moore shown leading the troops from the
1/7 in the battle for X-Ray, when he didnt, he was
in the command post during combat, and only came out
during Lull's in the battle. Moore " For almost 8
hours I had been involved in the mimute-to-minute
DIRECTION of the battle. Now I wanted to personally
walk the perimeter. Just befor dark Sergeant Major
Plumley and I broke away from the command post and
set out to check the perimeter." page 131 hardback,
the only troops He lead were troops from the B co
2/7 and only the last counter attack on the 16th
Moore "I personally lead the final counterattack
to make certian that the Company Commander Diduryk
of Bco 2/7 & his men did a safe, clean, job & to
look for my Missing Troops. We killed 27 more and
crushed all resistance." Page 195 hardback, page 228
Moore calls for illumination, and his mortars
fire. Moore "No morter fire would be permitted
especially illumination rounds. I wanted the mortars
to hold back their illumination rounds for our last
light in the sky in case the air and artillery folk
used up all of their flares". page 184 hardback,
page 216 paperback
Moore didn't call in the broken arrow code Hasting
the FAC did page 149 hardback, page175 paperback
What other troops did Moore gets credit for doing
Posted by: Russell L. Ross on February 26, 2003