We were soldiers

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In the US, the general died, who became the prototype of the hero Mel Gibson in the film "We were soldiers."
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold Gregory Moore, whom the Army calls the legendary military commander, died February 10 at his home in Auburn, Alabama, just a few days before his 95th birthday.
Moore became known for his actions during the Battle of Ya-Drang in 1965, during the Vietnam War, where he served as commander of the 1st battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment. In this battle, his battalion, surrounded, fought with the far superior forces of the North Vietnamese. After three days of bloody battles, the enemy retreated, leaving more than six hundred dead on the battlefield.
For his actions during the battle, Moore was awarded the Cross for outstanding services - the second highest military award of the United States.
Later, Moore assumed the command of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division and led her through several major campaigns. In 1966, he also received a Bronze Star, for his prowess while ensuring the transport of the wounded under fire.
Moore was born in Bardstown, Kentucky, on February 13, 1922. He served in the US Army for 32 years.
Moore wrote a book on “We Were Soldiers ... and Were Young” (“We Were Soldiers Once, and Young”) about his participation in the Vietnam War, in which the film “We Were Soldiers” was starring became Harold Moore.

Mel Gibson in the movie "We were soldiers."

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