We Were Soldiers

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    We Were Soldiers

    I'm just watching it now. I think it is a great war movie. I truely think it displays how most of the nation back then was behind our forces as they were fighting a war against communists. My father served in the Vietnam War and I admire him. I really just feel that this is a "blackened" time in American history that noone really likes to touch or bring up. I'd just like to end this with "freakin hippies".

    P.S. After my father served his term in Vietnam he came home. Flew into San Fran. He got spit on and was called a "baby killer". Just so you know where I'm coming from with the "hippies" comment.
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    I own this one and it is one of my favorites. I thought that the directors and producers did a very good job as well as the actors. You should watch some of the special features because it goes into a lil more detail about the story and how accurate that it really was.

    One of the first war movies to show how people were affected at home as well.

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    Three scenes bring tear to my eyes:

    The Telegrams being delivered.
    When the Colonel feels sorrow & guilt because "I survived and my men didn't".
    As Galloway is typing up his report at the end.

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    Lt. Colonel Hal Moore...native of Kentucky.
    Not positive but maybe out of Danville or Bardstown.
    Relative of the Noe family...owners of Jim Beam.

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    Great movie definitely. Oddly, this was the first movie I saw with my then future wife.

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    If you like the movie, do yourself a favor and read the book. A lot of what happens in the movie is accurate but there are some things that are left out which you will find in the book.

    LTG (R) Moore is originally from Bardstown. His bio is very interesting and can be read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Moore

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    One of my favorite movies.

    My father (WWII, Korea, Vietnam Vet) won't watch it. Neither will my cousin who was in Vietnam (Purple Heart). Too many bad memories.

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    Fantastic movie.

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    That is one of my favorite war movies.

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