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Hal Moore: A Soldier Once . . . And Always

Hal Moore A Soldier Once And Always Hal Moore one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last years has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers In this fir

  • Title: Hal Moore: A Soldier Once . . . And Always
  • Author: Mike Guardia
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers In this first ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America s true military heroes.A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore s first combats occurredHal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers In this first ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America s true military heroes.A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore s first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T Bone, and Pork Chop Hill At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full fledged battle between U.S and North Vietnamese regulars Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing 79 soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of air mobile infantry delivering troops into battle via helicopter which became the staple of U.S operations for the remainder of the war He later wrote of his experiences in the best selling book, We Were Soldiers Once and Young.Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army s transition from a conscript based to an all volunteer force He retired as a Lieutenant General in 1977.

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    1 thought on “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once . . . And Always

    1. A really good well written book that captures the essence of the man and his grasp of the authority to command.As a former Bardstonian and St. Joseph alumni, I am proud of the man that he is and am humbled by his achievements, methodology, understanding of his fellow soldiers, moral compass and his humanity.I wish that I had had a leader like him when I was in.

    2. One of the best books I have read.Hal Moore what an outstanding leader of men. I wish all the officers I served with had been as good.

    3. A fascinating story about a man who always wanted to be in the military. Hal Moore is the leader of 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry, and was future in the movie “we were soldiers”. Mel Gibson was portraying Hal Moore. Now back to the book, he graduated from West Point at the end of world war two. He had different jobs until he was sent to Japan, until Korea broke out. Transferred into another outfit after about six months he started seeing his first combat. Again each time leaving one unit to anot [...]

    4. RIP Hal MooreA great biography about a real American hero. We don't have many heroes left any more so it is great to learn more about them.

    5. Read book when it was released in 2013. Wonderful book about a great man. My husband served under then Colonel Moore in Vietnam in 1965 & I met him on several occasions at 1st Cavalry reunions. General Moore cared deeply for the soldiers under him & they felt the same way about him.

    6. This story is about Hal Moore, and, although it covers his entire military life, and then some, it is primarily about the Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, November 1965. A battle that defined the 'new' war of airmobile infantry, 'The Air Cavalry', as they came to be known. Hal Moore was a Lt.Colonel then, the 'Father' of The Air Cavalry, so to speak. This was the first major battle that involved US ground forces, Ia Drang saw the US suffer 96 killed and 121 wounded at X-Ray and 155 killed and 124 wound [...]

    7. It's a shame that it took Hollywood to educate me about Hal Moore; I had never heard of him in all my years of schooling. Fans of American Military History would do well to read this and I honestly believe that even the most ardent anti-war citizen would come to admire Hal Moore as a great leader and compassionate man.Anyone in a position of leadership; whether work, school or family would do well to study the principles and tenets that Hal Moore lives by. In this book and many of his talks; as [...]

    8. I enjoyed the book, but at the same time, it felt as if something was missing. When you read other biographies, they are often thick books written years after the subject has passed away. The author had a series of interviews with Moore and access to his personal papers. I guess I expected more "how and why". For instance, Moore retired as the Army DCSPER, while the Army was still coming to grips with the volunteer Army and the 1980s recession. The book doesn't discuss any of the issues that wou [...]

    9. Great Book!!! I have watched the movie We Were Soldiers multiple times (we own it), but I missed so many details. Those details were in this book, along with so many other stories and pieces of information which were not included. I was intrigued by Colonel Moore's upbringing, training and character which all were so clearly described that it felt like he was someone I truly knew. Great read for anyone - especially if you have seen or are going to watch the movie.

    10. I read the book We Were Soldiers, But never read a biography on Lt. Col. Hal Moore who led the 7th Battalion 1st Calvary Division in the Battle of Ia Drang, the first ground battle in the Vietnam War. This is an excellent book on his life and his extraordinary leadership and bravery in combat in Vietnam.

    11. A truly great soldier,hero and manIn an era where we give the title hero to our athletes, General Moore's story go especially us true insight into what and who a man and a great leader is. We have forgotten this as a nation. Thank you General. This book, as it's predecessor "We were soldiers onced young"did countless times move me to unashamed tears.

    12. A Fabulous Biogrophy of a Great WarriorThis book is well written. A lot of research was done to document the life of one of America's great warriors. I devoured this book in two settings. If you're interested in learning about the man who spanned a long an honorable career with the military then this book is for you.

    13. If you watched Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers, you were no doubt mesmerized by the incredible character he portrayed--Hal Moore. This biography digs deeper into the education, development, and trial by fire that made him the incredible leader he was, and is. Guardia’s writing is smooth and engaging with a knack for including those little details you’ll find fascinating.

    14. The life of an American Hero, from birth to almost end of his life.Tells the story of his military life, with it's ups and downs, which includes his wife, and her life as well.

    15. Wonderful piece regarding a true hero; one who fought for our country in two conflicts. Well researched and quite entertaining.

    16. A Soldier Once And Always was great.This is a great telling of the life of Hal Moore. It would be great if more leaders were like him.

    17. Interesting book and life. Many pictures which gave life to the story. Epilogue was very good with many pointers for life.

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