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Harold Gregory Moore Jr. was born in Bardstown, Kentucky on February 13, 1922. He graduated from George Washington University in 1942 and from West Point in 1945. After West Point, he served in the Korean War and in Europe. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1965 and was awarded the Distinguished mostrar mais Service Cross for valor at I Drang. After returning to the United States, he was assigned to plan for the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, commanded Fort Ord in California where he dealt with antiwar demonstrators, and was named the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel in Washington. He was a lieutenant general when he retired from active duty in 1977. In 1992, he and Joseph L. Galloway wrote We Were Soldiers Once ¿ and Young, which was adapted into a 2002 movie entitled We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. They also wrote We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam. He died on February 10, 2017 at the age of 94. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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A General's Spiritual Journey (2007) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias


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This is a documentary but it is compiled from the personal recollections of many survivors. Moore is the principal author but many generals, colonels, lieutenant colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, master sergeants, sergeants first class, sergeants, specialists, and privates contribute in their own words. It is an account of the first large-scale battle by an airmobile battalion. Although not stated, it is clear that intelligence about the whereabouts of the enemy was lacking. Instead of search and destroy, it was be found and survive. There was much heroism but that was because the fighting was so intense it was a case of being heroic or dying.… (mais)
DeaconBernie | outras 31 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
A riveting telling of the 1965 battle between the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment and the North Vietnamese Peoples’ Army in the la Drang Valley in Vietnam.
ShelleyAlberta | outras 31 resenhas | Nov 14, 2023 |
Tough going in parts - a bit like Vietnam itself. When I was in grammar school, my best friend for my first two years was the son of a Lt-Col in USAF who was based in England. Years later, when I was visiting Oklahoma, I met him again. I knew he would have been drafted so asked him what he did in the Vietnam War. His elder brother had been a helicopter gunship pilot. He said he had spent his years as an officer in Georgia, conducting funeral details and honor guards at a military airfield for bodies shipped back from Vietnam. As he observed, "There's nothing like doing that in front of grieving relatives for two years to give you a whole new perspective on war." Reading this book gave me a better perspective on what he and his brother were doing in 1966.… (mais)
appaloosaman | outras 31 resenhas | Aug 21, 2023 |
Hal Moore on Leadership, Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned, by Mike Guardia (audio book, 5 hours). This is a business management book based on the military career of Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, USA retired. Moore is noteworthy because of his heroic role in winning the first major battle of the Vietnam war, chronicled in the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once, Ia Drang — the Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam, and a popular movie (We Were Soldiers) starring Mel Gibson. The first book helps make sense of this followup book. Frankly, I’m guessing this book on leadership was someone else’s idea. While it wasn’t a bad idea, I’m not sure Moore’s experiences leading people are as relevant now than in the decades of his exemplary military service (1940s into the early 1970s). Virtually all of the general’s leadership practices are best practices, but I don’t think the book adds much to the genre. Moreover, his examples are all from his military experience leading troops, and there are not always direct parallels to civilian workers and private sector enterprises. The various examples of military leadership were interesting, and resonated with me due to my military experiences, and for that reason alone I liked the book. Aside from basic management leadership practices (mutual respect, listen to subordinates, ethical decision-making, fairness, praise publicly and punish privately, lead from the front, etc.) there’s just not a lot of new or innovative ideas. Good book but not great.… (mais)
wildh2o | Jul 10, 2021 |



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