We Were Soldiers is a movie based on true events, a war movie, about the "Battle of Ia Drang", November 14, 1965. The movie is directed by Randall Wallace. It stars Mel Gibson. on the true story of the book: "We Were Soldiers Once… And Young", by Lieutenant General Hal Moore & reporter Joseph L. Galloway, both were at the battle.
A French unit is on patrol in Vietnam, year 1954, the time of the final year of the First Indochina War. The unit is ambushed and killed by North Vietnamese Army forces. NVA commander Nguyen Huu An tells his soldiers to "kill all they send, and they will stop coming." About 11 years later, the US are fighting the Vietnam War. The upright and dedicated U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) has been chosen to train and lead a battalion..