We Were Soldiers
– The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on bot..
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
01 Mar 2002
English, Vietnamese, French
Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division's battle against overwhelming odds in the La Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. Seen through the eyes of the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Hal Moore (played by Mel Gibson), we see him take command of the battalion and its preparations to go into Vietnam. We also see how the French had, years earlier, been defeated in the same area. The battle was to be the first major engagement between US and NVA forces in Vietnam and showed the use of helicopters as mobility providers and assault support aircraft.
3 wins & 5 nominations.