October 29, 1990, the
date U.S. News & World Report published Special
Report the “Vietnam Story”
After reading the
Vietnam Story and the part at LZ Albany in
October of 1990 a Vietnam veteran
realized that portions of this story was just that a
story and not factual correct. In the 70’s and 80’s
there had been fictionalized accounts of Vietnam
including Deer Hunter in 1978, Apocalypse Now in
1979 and Platoon in 1986 among others. Now in 1990
an esteemed news organization had published a part
fictional account of the Ia Drang Campaign in 1965.
Looking back now this
U.S. News & World Report issue shows that news
organizations were starting to back away from the
factual accounts and create a part fiction account
to keep their readers. But at that time no one had
realized that including the Vietnam veteran Russell
L. Ross from California.
Mr. Ross after reading the
articles in the 1990 U.S. News & World Report
Vietnam Story started looking for other articles
about the Ia Drang Campaign. Realizing that Joseph
Galloway had written a majority of the American
story he was especially interested in finding
anything written by Galloway in relation to Ia Drang.
In short order he found the
September 1983 Soldier of Fortune Magazine
"If You Want A Good Fight..." article written by
Galloway. Ross also found the
March 1983 Soldier of Fortune Magazine "Bloody
Ia Drang" article
written by Robert Oles and a book by
J.D. Coleman Pleiku.
After reading the March Soldier
of Fortune Magazine and Coleman’s book Ross realized
that Galloway’s stories for both the September 1983 Soldier of
Fortune and the U.S. News & World Report magazine
articles were wrong.
Senior Editor Joseph Galloway
worked in Washington, D. C. for U.S. News & World
Report, so Ross sent a
Letter to the Editor to U.S. News & World Report.
The 1983 article had stated Galloway
had come in to Albany after the battle was over but in the 1990
Vietnam Story Galloway didn’t mention that he wasn’t
at LZ Albany battle. He had it written as a first
hand account and also had the battle as a disaster.
Mr. Ross called out Galloway as
a liar in no uncertain terms in the differences
between the 1983 and 1990 articles. Ross didn’t
want the same things to happen with the Desert Storm
veterans as what Galloway had done to the Ia Drang
veterans. He sent the letter in January of 1991 and
Ross received a
Post Card back near the end of February 1991.
received a response from
Galloway himself written on March 9, 1991.
Instead of admitting that he had mistakes in his
1990 Vietnam Story he went on the offensive against
Russell Ross. Galloway called Mr. Ross “JERK” in
the second line of hi response. Galloway
was the Senior Editor for U.S. News & World Report
and this was his response? This has been
Galloway’s response anytime he is called out on
being caught lying. Even now in 2016 he did that
when responding to an article in
Military.com, Galloway blames and attacks people
instead of responding with facts and figures.
So after the March 1991
response from Galloway Ross started doing his due
diligence and uncovered more information showing
that Galloway was wrong more that a few times.
In both December of 1991 and again in November of
1992 Mr. Ross sent documentation to U.S. News &
World Report showing where Galloway was wrong in the
Vietnam Story in October of 1990. Both times U.S.
News & World Report sent the documentation back
without opening it.
By this time Galloway had won
The National Magazine Awards for his work on the
Vietnam Story in October of 1990. It seems that
U.S. News & World Report doesn’t want to look into
the issues with Galloway. As mentioned at the start
of this article this is when news stated to shade
the truth. Now people go to Wikipedia to get their
information along with Facebook and both are more
wrong than right. As bad as this was back in 1991
with the issues with U.S. News & World Report that
was just a small part of the problem Mr. Ross was
Galloway started a smear
campaign against Mr. Ross in 1991 that goes on to
this day 25 years later. Ross tried to get people
to understand that Galloway’s Ia Drang stories were
just that, a story not based on facts. For the
Mr. Ross a Veteran of LZ Albany himself couldn’t
figure out why the 1st Cavalry Division
Association and members in the association wouldn’t
Galloway as mentioned above in
the last paragraph was lying to people saying Mr. Ross
was crazy, mental unstable and that he wasn’t at
either Ia Drand or LZ Albany. This has been a
25 year smear campaign against
Ross who was at Ia Drang and Albany and has the documentation to
Ross also has the documentation showing that
Galloway has lied since 1983.
When the movie came out in 2002
for We Were Soldiers Galloway sent and email to Mr.
Ross. He did this because he knew that Ross was
right that Galloway was a liar about his book about
We Were Soldiers.
So once again Galloway smeared Mr. Ross
did it here again too.
In February of this year (2016)
while searching for more information about Galloway
I discovered Mr. Ross and his documentation. Within
a minute or two there was no doubt that his
information was correct. Mr. Ross sent that same
information that he had tried to send to U.S. News &
World Report in 1991 and 92 and the 1st
Cavalry Association since. Each time he was
rebuffed. Not this time as his information was rock
solid to say the least.
Ross didn’t know there was in
issue with Plumley just like Galloway until we
spoke. He was sent the information about Plumley as
he sent the information about Galloway. Then the Military.com article came out in May of 2016 and
things took on a whole new level of hate.
Mr. Ross and I spoke of the
trolls. A few of the really choice emails were sent
ahead to Mr. Ross. He got right back about one of
The email was from a Ron Sleeis.
that I would die in a car crash on the New York
State Thruway in the 2016 interview. I couldn’t stop laughing at him
while reading this email. Usually when someone says
or does things like that they have something to
Well I was right about Sleeis.
Mr. Ross told me a phone message Sleeis left back in
2002/2003 time period.
Wow, Sleeis threatened to kill Mr. Ross. Sleeis
even kindly enough left his name at the beginning of
the tirade. Sleeis was one of the 3rd
Brigade 1st Cavalry Division wireman who
wasn’t at Ia Drang but back at Brigade Headquarters
30 miles away from Ia Drang. This appears to be the reason
Sleeis was going to kill Mr. Ross if Ross ever told
As bad as that was, a new player
came into town as I like to say. The new player was Mrs. Galloway the third
wife of Joseph Galloway. At first the email I
received in May of 2016 had to have been a fake.
But being a researcher I did my due diligence and
discovered in fact that Grace Galloway was the
person who emailed me.
Grace Galloway who is a Nurse released privileged
information about Mr. Ross in an email to me.
Granted it was 20 years old but this is a woman who
is bound by the HIPPA Statues and decided to violate
her oath as a Nurse to try and denigrate Ross.
Remember this is what Joseph Galloway has been doing
since 1991. So it runs in the family it seems.
Mr. Ross has filed a formal
complaint against Grace Galloway with the North Carolina Board
of Nursing and is about to file one with the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services as well. In
the same email to me Grace Galloway tried to equate
a researcher who is exposing someone like Joseph
Galloway with a rapist. Would anyone want someone
like Grace Galloway as your nurse? Grace Galloway
is one of the most unethical Nurses I have ever run
Joseph Galloway has been trying
to hide the fact that he has been lying for over 30
Here is a link to the most egregious things Galloway
has done since at least 1983. Galloway has
hoodwinked the 1st Cavalry Division since
1983. If people still look at Galloway as a
hero/historian then they have an issue with reality
June 27, 2016