We who have seen war will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night we will always hear the screams.We Were Soldiers, by Joe Galloway
Lt. Col. Hal Moore: "I think you oughta get yourself an M-16."
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley: "Sir, if the time comes I need one, there'll be plenty lying on the ground."
I know that God has a plan for me, I just hope it's to help protect orphans, not make any.We Were Soldiers, by Lt. Jack Geoghegan
Lt. Col. Hal Moore: "I'll never forgive myself."
Joe Galloway: "For what, sir?"
Lt. Col. Hal Moore: "That my men died and I didn't."
If they're trying to get us close enough to kill, I rekon we'll be close enough to kill them.We Were Soldiers, by Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley
I can't promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear, before you and before Almighty God, that when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead or alive, we will all come home together. So help me, God.We Were Soldiers, by Lt. Col. Hal Moore
Some had families waiting. For others, their only family would be the men they bled beside. There were no bands, no flags, no Honor Guards to welcome them home. They went to war because their country ordered them to. But in the end, they fought not for their country or their flag, they fought for each other.We Were Soldiers, by Joe Galloway
Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard: "The White House anticipates a buildup and wants a victory over cavemen in black pajamas."
"We wouldn't be there if they hadn't already beaten the French Army."
Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard: "French Army? What's that?"
These are the true events of November, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. A place our country does not remember, in a war it does not understand.We Were Soldiers, by Joe Galloway
Nothing's wrong except there's nothing wrong!We Were Soldiers, by Lt. Col. Hal Moore
Sgt. Ernie Savage: "Beautiful morning, Sergeant!"
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley: "What are you a fing weatherman now?"
If any of you sons of bitches calls me "grandpa", I'll kill you!We Were Soldiers, by Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: "I got a problem, Snake Shit, and I think you're the solution."
Maj. Bruce Crandall: "I've been called a lot of things, Colonel, never a solution."
Crandall: "My men call me Snakeshit, sir."
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: "Why do they call you that?"
Crandall: "Because I fly 'lower than snakeshit', sir."
To follow your instincts and to inspire your men, by your example, you have to be with 'em. Where the metal meets the meat.We Were Soldiers, by Lt. Col. Hal Moore