We Were Soldiers

We were soldiersStarringMel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear

Directed byRandall Wallace

Written byHarold G. Moore (book, as Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore) , Joseph L. Galloway (book), Randall Wallace

Year: 2002

Plot: The story of  the creation of the first mobile air battalion, its training which apparently involves a lot of reinforcement of naïveté, and its first battle, which happened to be the battle of the Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest encounters of the Vietnam War.

Pros: Non toxic alternative to castor oil.

Cons: Star spangled shmaltz.

 

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