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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




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     A SENATE RESOLUTION to commend Lt. General Harold G. Moore on authoring the book, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young".



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Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION to commend Lt. General Harold G. Moore on authoring the book, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young".

    Whereas, Lieutenant General Harold G. Moore, born in Kentucky, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and later completed graduate work at George Washington and Harvard Universities, earning a Master's Degree in International Relations;

    Whereas, Lt. General Moore was a master parachutist, an Army aviator, the commander of two infantry companies in the Korean War, and a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam;

    Whereas, after 32 years of service, Lt. General Moore retired from the Army in 1977. He then spent four years as executive vice president of the Crested Butte Ski Area in Colorado and later went on to found a computer software company;


    Whereas, Lt. General Moore and journalist, Joseph L. Galloway joined together to author a nonfiction work describing the Battle of Ia Drang, a significant battle that took place during the Vietnam War. After interviewing hundreds of men who fought in this battle, they worked together to depict the story from the perspective of those who were there; and

    Whereas, the book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young" became a New York Times bestseller that has been praised by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. In addition, the book was later made into a movie by the same title in which Mel Gibson portrays Lt. General Hal Moore: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana State Senate hereby commends Lt. General Harold G. Moore on his work, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young".
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Lieutenant General Harold G.
Moore.