There’s never been a noble war except in the history books and propaganda movies. It’s a bloody, dirty, cruel, costly mistake in almost every case, as it was in this war that would end so badly. But the young soldiers can be and often are noble, selfless, and honorable. They don’t fight for a flag or a president or mom and apple pie. When it comes down to it they fight and die for each other, and that is reason enough for them, and for me.
―Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore, We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam (Photo Stars and Stripes)
General Hal Moore was perhaps the most respected American military officer of the Vietnam War. (Then Colonel) Moore was a dedicated and intelligent warrior, yet compassionate and inspiring. My connection to General Moore was through his friend and collaborator Joe Galloway, the famous war correspondent of the Vietnam War. Both General Moore and Joe Galloway contributed excerpts to my book “On War, Fishing and Philosophy”. We lost two great warriors upon their passing.
~Joe Campolo Jr
Their first book, and then movie: