We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

We Are Soldiers Still A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam Almost years since its original publication the bestseller We Were Soldiers Once And Young is still required reading in all branches of the military Every day the authors receive letters from

  • Title: We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam
  • Author: Harold G. Moore Joseph L. Galloway
  • ISBN: 9780061147760
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Almost 15 years since its original publication the bestseller We Were Soldiers Once And Young 1992 is still required reading in all branches of the military Every day the authors receive letters from readers wanting to know what s happened to the characters they came to admire such as Ed Too Tall to Fly Freeman and Bruce Old Snake Crandall There are also questAlmost 15 years since its original publication the bestseller We Were Soldiers Once And Young 1992 is still required reading in all branches of the military Every day the authors receive letters from readers wanting to know what s happened to the characters they came to admire such as Ed Too Tall to Fly Freeman and Bruce Old Snake Crandall There are also questions about whether they are still in touch with their North Vietnam counterparts and where they are now.Many of these questions are finally answered in title We are Soldiers Still , which recounts a unique journey back to the battlefields by the commanders and veterans of both sides a journey which ended with the authors and some of the comrades stranded overnight, alone, on the isolated field code named Landing Zone XRay where so many perished They will tell what was learned and felt during a night when a meteor shower filled the sky and peace came upon them The authors mix gritty and vivid detail with reverence and respect for their comrades Their authority on the military, their ability to capture man s sense of heroism and brotherhood, and readers fascination with their story is sure to make this a must buy book for all history buffs While We Were Soldiers brought to life an important moment in US history, We are Soldiers Still will illuminate how that history has changed the authors, the men involved, and our country.

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    1. Lieutenant General Harold Gregory Moore Jr is a retired officer of the U.S Army, and the co author with Joe Galloway of two successful books We Were Soldiers Once And Young We Are Soldiers Still A Journey Back To The Battlefields Of Vietnam about the 1965 battle of the Ia Drang valley in Viet Nam, during most of which Moore then a Lt Colonel was the primary U.S officer commanding Mr Galloway was also present during much of the battle, as a combat correspondent for UPI After a long and distinguished career including combat service in the Korean War previous to his service in Viet Nam, Lt Gen Moore retired in 1977 He was highly decorated during his career, earning the Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion Of Merit 3 Awards , Bronze Star 4 Awards, including 2 for valor , Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm 3 Awards and many other medals, decorations, and badges A full length biography of Lt Gen Moore Hal Moore A Soldier Once And Always , by Mike Guardia will reportedly be published by Casemate Publishers in September 2013.

    2. One of the very best books on the subject of war etc I've ever read.Here we have the same authors who were responsible for also excellent 'We Were Soldiers Once and Young' - Harold Moore and Joe Galloway. One of them a Lt. General and the other a journalist.The two men return to the Ia Drang battlefield in the company of the men they were fighting against on that fateful day back in 1965. There're not too many books on this subject which cause you to swallow hard, but this one is soooo well writ [...]

    3. In their stunning follow-up to the classic bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young, Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joe Galloway return to Vietnam and reflect on how the war changed them, their men, their enemies, and both countries—often with surprising results. More than fifteen years since its original publication, the number one New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young is still required reading in all branches of the military. Now Moore and Galloway revisit their rel [...]

    4. In this book Harold Moore and Joe Galloway discuss how the traits that served them well on the battlefields of Vietnam continue to impact their lives and the lives of those around them. While the book We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young was written from an American point of view, it occasionally mentioned the actions of the Vietnamese commanders. That perspective was obtained by means of several trips to Vietnam to meet with those commanders as part of the research effort. Furthermore, Moore a [...]

    5. Where have all the flowers gone? Apparently they have been growing in LZ X-Ray and turning it into a place of beauty and peace. If only the same could be said about LZ Albany. This follow up to "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" made me cry as much as #1 -- which says something since I don't usually cry at all and took me under 24 hours read. Also appreciated an Appendix -- concluding the stories of Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla (the platoon leader on the cover of "We Were Soldiers Once and Young [...]

    6. This is the follow up to Moore and Galloway’s We Were Soldiers Once…and Young. The original book, for those who have not read it, documents the battles of the Ia Drang valley in 1965, in which Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. The more recent book discusses Moore and Galloway’s trips to Vietnam while researching the original book. Moore had the opportunity to meet the men who had commanded the North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang valley and found that they h [...]

    7. I really liked this book. I now see Hal Moore as more of a person with his own flaws and idiosyncracies, but still a great warrior and hero. When you see the movie "We Were Soldiers" (starring Mel Gibson) you find yourself frequently saying "That wasn't in the book" (We were Soldiers onced young,) and you wonder if once again Hollywood took 'Artistic License' with a great classic book. However, all of those moments are explained in this book. This book gives a more well rounded view of Hal Moore [...]

    8. First off, this book might make more sense if you’ve read the one that proceeded it. I didn’t and it was fine, but there were parts that I think were probably better explained in the first book they wrote. Much of this read like a classic example of why you should “show me, don’t tell me” and that was frustrating. Writing style and redundancy aside, I think there is a powerful message that goes along with this.Moore and Galloway return with other Vietnam veterans to the very battlefiel [...]

    9. Avendo letto il primo (Eravamo giovani in Vietnam) le aspettative erano altissime.Mi è sembrata molto stimolante tutta la prima parte con l'incontro, dopo decenni, tra ex combattenti americani e ufficiali dell'esercito vietnamita. Antichi nemici che si scoprono più simili di quel che pensavano, che si affrontano con rispetto e che insieme si aiutano a quietare i tanti fantasmi emersi durante quella terribile guerra. E' stato particolarmente interessante il rendersi conto, da parte degli Americ [...]

    10. Lt. Gen. Harold Moore and journalist , Joseph Galloway return to Vietnam more than four decades after the 34-day Battle of the Ia Drang Valley.Ia Drang is called "The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam."After multiple bureaucratic roadblocks, they are permitted to enter what the Vietnamese have dubbed "the forest of screaming souls."As a tribute to fallen comrades, we are taken on an emotional tour of Ia Drang and meet the human faces of this conflict.We are able to perceive the devastating [...]

    11. I was really impressed with the first book these two co-authored and was interested in seeing what they would add. It was sort of repetitive in places, but overall an interesting tale of finally meeting up with their North Vietnamese equals and hearing some of the planning that went into this conflict from their side. Two points that stick with me, perhaps because they were stressed and repeated, were the N. Vietnamese's conviction that if we had studied what happened to the French, we never wou [...]

    12. LTG Hal Moore and reporter Joe Galloway return to the Ia Drang Valley,(or as the Vietnamese call it "The Valley of Screaming Souls"), 30 years after the first great battle of the US Vietnamese experience left 305 Americans and approximately 2,200 North Vietnamese soldiers dead over a 72 hour period. Moore reflects on the nature of war and what we do to ourselves through it's execution. He states "Long after the war was over, one president, Ronald Reagan, called it a "noble" effort. He was wrong. [...]

    13. Former battalion commander Moore and journalist Galloway return to Viet Nam and visit the site where they fought in America’s first major battle of the war and Dienbienphu where the French were soundly defeated . In a rare opportunity, they get to meet and interact with commanders and soldiers who fought against them and General Giap who commanded the Viet Minh against the French. Thus lessons learned. Animosity is buried, and mutual respect for each other as soldiers prevails as they speak fr [...]

    14. A must read for all military leaders. The sequel to Hal Moore's and Joe Galloway's "We Were Soldiers Once and Young", this book tells the story of what inspired the original book and the intense desire of the authors to return to the battlefields of LZ X-Ray and LZ Albany in Vietnam. It is the 'walk down memory lane' of some extraordinary warriors in their search for closure, which was arduous to achieve due to Vietnamese reticence and distrust, but revealing in the nightmares it required them t [...]

    15. I thoroughly enjoyed this read because I was alive during this time and remember so well the nightly news reports about the battles and the casualties and the protests. I was involved in several rallies and candlelight vigils. Like most young men my age, I was deeply torn by the Vietnam War and what/whom to believe.In this well-written sequel to their earlier book, the authors recount their meeting their Viet Cong counterparts many years after the war. As they tour the battlefields where once th [...]

    16. This book is a mix of the story of American and Vietnamese military men coming together a couple decades after the war and a treatise on leadership and war --plus some filler material. Both parts are interesting, but there is a bit of a disjoint because of not having enough material solely in of the dimensions to create a book.The interesting part of the book is the discussion of the meetings with Vietnamese officers. It is not interesting in comparison to the initial book, which told the story [...]

    17. A great follow up to their book We Were Soldiers Once and Young, LTG Hal Moore and war correspondant Joe Galloway return to the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam with several of their fellow soldiers and a few of their former advisaries to look for closure and healing from their combat experiences, often finding both in peculiar ways. The first 1/2s of the book tells this poignant story, while the next 1/4 explains LTG Moore's command philosophy - applicable to both the military and private sector mana [...]

    18. Half a retelling of the story from "We Were Soldiers Once, and Young" and half filling in the gaps (the story before and after), I found Soldiers Still an easy and interesting read. Having met General Moore, I have a huge military crush on the man -- he is a legend. Moore is predominantly the voice within this text and in parts, he provides a considerable amount of political commentary. There is also an interesting chapter on leadership which is applicable outside of the military as well.Very en [...]

    19. This book was a great companion to Moore and Galloway's "We Were Soldiers Once and Young". In this book Moore, Galloway, and members of the First Air Cavalry journey back to Vietnam to revisit their old battlefields. Making the trip even more special they are joined by thier Vietnamese advesaries who they fought against forty years before and the former enemies begin to form strong bonds of lasting friendship.

    20. A Very good read, especially for those who are Vietnam vets or who read their first book:"We Were Soldiers Once and Young."As an aside comment, I was fascinated that General Vo Nguyen Giap who ran the Vietnam War from Hanoi, and who had defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, is still alive at the age of 99 ( as of September 2010.) Seeenpedia/wiki/File:Vo_

    21. Recounts stories about soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War while documenting the authors' experiences interacting with the modern (i.e 1990s and 2000s) Vietnamese Government. Unique insights into what it means to be a soldier - then and now. Describes personalities on both the US and Vietnamese sides, as well as a little history leading up to the Vietnamese conflict. Remarkable and recommended!

    22. Reading about the return of members of the 1st Calvary to Viet Nam, I can't help but think of the decisions we all make in life. If I hadn't joned the Navy when I did, in time to see Viet Nam from afar and instead enlisted or was drafted into another branch, I wonder if I would be here today reading about those who were "in country."The 2nd Battalion of the 1st US Calvary suffered 93% combat loss at LZ-Albany; the French lost over 3000 at Diem Ben Phu. Would I have come back?

    23. I read this because i loved the first book 'We Were Soldiers Once and Young'. I was not disappointed. They go back to the valley where so much happened and had to relive and deal with demons that plague so many. I recommended the first to my father whom was in Vietnam as well as this book. He enjoyed them both. I will admit>> I c ried during the first book, the second book, and the movie. Great Read

    24. An absolutely amazing memoir. LT Gen. Moore's second book is about coming to grips with the Vietnam War and how old enemies sent to fight, and perhaps die, for their countries can become friends. This book has invaluable insights on the nature of war, memory and forgiveness. His leadership lessons are also quite valuable I think, as is his opinion about the W Bush/Rumsfeld doctrine of presumptive war.

    25. I thought this was a good book. The writing was a little repetitive, but when taken in light of who wrote and narrated it (4-star general responsible for key battles in the US conflict in Vietnam), I had a strong appreciation for it. I read the audiobook version. The book was moving, and appeared to make an honest attempt to present the views of both sides fairly. Key take away was the continued realization of the work and sacrifice that our troops have borne.

    26. A war story for people who, like General Moore, don't like war. These are the honest words of a very wise man, and along with the original book by Moore and Galloway, possibly the best thing to come out of the battle at Ia Drang. The audiobook is mislabeled--crediting the narration to Joseph Galloway when the entirety is in fact read by General Moore. There are times when his voice quavers in recounting certain incidents, which brought tears to my own eyes.

    27. I enjoyed reading how two men, a general and journalist, returned to Ia Drang Valley where they experienced a bloody battle with the North Vietnamese Amy. They returned and conversed with the commanders of their enemy and made peace, established friendships, and honored the dead on both sides. Their story is inspirational and their message for our leaders today to use military force as the last resort. Well done.

    28. This is a worthy followup to We Were Soldiers Once It includes moving sections on the Ia Drang veterans becoming friends with their former enemies, and discussion of the insanity of war. There is also a chapter on leadership which should be mandatory reading for anyone who intends to supervise people. If General Moore were 20 years younger I'd write in his name for President this November.

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