Journalist and author Joesph L. Galloway, co-author of perhaps the best book on the Vietnam War, We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, has died. He was 79.
The 1992 book, written with the late Lieutenant General Hal Moore (Ret), was made into the 2002 film, We Were Soldiers, which starred Mel Gibson as Moore and Barry Pepper as Joe Galloway.
Directed by Randall Wallace, We Were Soldiers is perhaps the best film on the Vietnam War.
Gibson and Pepper offered fine performances in the film, as did actor Sam Elliot and other supporting actors. Elliot portrayed Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, a gruff noncom and true hero. Elliot had the best lines in the film.
The Army Times, an independent newspaper that covers the U.S. Army, offers a piece on Joe Galloway’s life and work.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime American foreign correspondent Joseph L/ Galoway, , best known for his book recounting a pivotal battle in the Vietnam War that was made into a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 79.
You can read the rest of the piece and watch a video interview with Joe Galloway via the below link:
You can also watch a clip on the great film via the below link: