NO ONE is better qualified to speak on the Vietnam War than Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore, USA (ret.). He had been in the Korean War, and entered Vietnam as a lieutenant colonel, commanding the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)—the “Garry Owen,” once George Armstrong Custer’s regiment. In November 1965,his unit was the first to fight North Vietnamese regulars in a bloody battle in the Ia Drang Valley. Before Moore left Vietnam he had been promoted to command the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. He asked for another command assignment in Vietnam, but was told he had “had his turn.”
In 1992 “Hal” Moore and Joseph Galloway published We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young: Ia Drang: The Battle That Changed ...