Author(s): Harold G. Moore
Almost 15 years since its original publication the bestseller "We Were Soldiers Once And Young" (1992) is still required reading in all branches of the military. Every day the authors receive letters from readers wanting to know what's happened to the characters they came to admire such as Ed 'Too Tall to Fly' Freeman and Bruce 'Old Snake' Crandall. There are also questions about whether they are still in touch with their North Vietnam counterparts and where they are now. Many of these questions are finally answered in "We are Soldiers Still", which recounts a unique journey back to the battlefields by the commanders and veterans of both sides - a journey which ended with the authors and some of the comrades stranded overnight, alone, on the isolated field code-named Landing Zone XRay where so many perished. They will tell what was learned and felt during a night when a meteor shower filled the sky and peace came upon them. The authors mix gritty and vivid detail with reverence and respect for their comrades.
HAROLD G. MOORE, 85, was born in Kentucky and is a master parachutist, and an Army aviator. He commanded two infantry companies in the Korean War and was a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1977 with thirty-two years' service and then was executive vice president of a Colorado ski resort for four years before founding a computer software company. JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY, 65, is the author of a weekly syndicated column on military and national security affairs and recently retired as senior military correspondent of Knight Ridder Newspapers. Galloway was a special consultant to General Colin Powell at the State Department in 2001 and 2002. A native of Refugio, Texas, Galloway spent 22 years as a foreign and war correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, and nearly 20 years as a senior editor and senior writer for U.S. News & World Report magazine. He joined Knight Ridder in the fall of 2002. Galloway's overseas postings include tours in Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Singapore and three years as UPI bureau chief in Moscow in the former Soviet Union.