Basil Plumley Hal Moore US Army Vietnam signed photo

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 05, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

This is a Basil Plumley / Hal Moore group HAND SIGNED 8 x 10 photograph (We Were Soldiers / Vietnam). The photo is hand signed by both men. The item is guaranteed authentic and comes with a COA. Basil L. Plumley is most famous for his actions as a Sergeant-Major of the US Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang (1965). Plumley is a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He made all 4 combat jumps with the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII and one in Korea with the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major. He was played by Sam Elliott in the film, We Were Soldiers. Harold "Hal" Moore, Jr. is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General. Moore is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which is the second highest military decoration of the United States Army. He was the Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14–16, 1965, in Vietnam. Today he is the "Honorary Colonel" of the Regiment. Hal Moore is best known for the Battle of Ia Drang, portayed in the 2002 film We Were Soldiers and well-detailed in the 1992 book We Were Soldiers Once… And Young. The Battle of Ia Drang began in November of 1965 when 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. Unbeknownst to Moore and his commanders, this clearing was adjacent to more than 4,000 North Vietnamese soldiers, who quickly surrounded the small unit. Encircled by enemy soldiers with no clear landing zone (LZ) that would allow them to leave, Lieutenant Colonel Moore managed to persevere despite overwhelming odds that led to a sister battalion only two-and-a-half miles away being massacred. Moore's dictum that "t is always one more thing you can do to increase your odds of success" and the perseverance and courage of his entire command are credited with this astounding outcome.

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