Journalist Joe Galloway was a journalist who covered the Vietnam War early on, and specifically the Battle of Ia Drang. But he didn't just write about it...he was right there in the thick of the action. In fact, in 1998, he was awarded a Bronze Star for helping to rescue a badly wounded soldier while under enemy fire. To say that Galloway has a unique perspective on the Vietnam War would be an understatement.
In the first of this two-part series on the Battle of Ia Drang, I speak with Mr. Galloway about his experiences in Vietnam, as well as his involvement with the 1998 blockbuster, "We Were Soldiers," in which he was portrayed by Barry Pepper. We chat about this thoughts on the accuracy of the movie, as well as his involvement with Ken Burns' upcoming documentary series on the Vietnam War.
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