American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some
president says on T.V., they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag…they fight for one another.' other.'
- Lt. Col. Hal Moore
'If you’re going to go to war against a major enemy, go; knock the hell out of him fast, and
go in there to kill him and get it over with.'
- Retired Lieutenant General Harold Moore
Lt. Col. Hal Moore’s simple rules governing media visits to his unit, the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry
in Vietnam in 1965.
To The Press: Don’t get in the way, and don’t give out information that would
help the enemy.
To His Troops: Tell the Truth, and speak from your pay-grade. Don’t try to answer questions
that would better be directed to the battalion commander or Gen. William Westmoreland or President Lyndon Johnson. If you
are a squad leader, answer questions about what you know and do.