We are saddened to report the passing of LTG Hal Moore (USA, Ret) on Friday evening. LTG Moore served his country for 32 years in the United States Army with combat service in both Korea and Vietnam. In fact, you may know his story as Batallion Commander of the 1st of the 7th Cav, deployed to Vietnam as part of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade. During the fabled Battle of Ia Drang, Moore led his unit to victory over a numerically superior enemy. This engagement was chronicled in the book, “We were Soldiers once…and young” by Moore and journalist Joseph Galloway who witnessed the battle firsthand. The book was made into a movie named “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson. His accomplishments didn’t stop at that the end of that battle. LTG Moore went on to lead several other units and institute numerous policies which were adopted Army-wide as it transitioned from compulsory service to and all-volunteer force.
He was 94. One could only hope for a life as full as that great leader. May he Rest In Peace.