AUM Political Film Series: We Were Soldiers
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
Where: 111 Goodwyn Hall
Co-sponsor: College of Arts & Sciences
Film Introduction: Dr. Ben Severance, History Department
Film Synopsis: On the eve of Veterans Day we present a fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to, and love for, one another during one of the most savage military battles during the Vietnam War and in U.S. history. At the core of We Were Soldiers is the first major battle between the American and the Vietnamese (NVA) armies as seen through the eyes of the Battalion Commander Lt. Colonel, Hal Moore (Mel Gibson). The battle takes place in 1965, in La Drang Valley of Vietnam, which soon thereafter became known as the Valley of Death. Under the leadership of Lt. Colonel Moore 400 young men from the newly formed 1/7th Cavalry Regiment of the US 1st Air Cavalry Division are facing 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers dug into the tunnel warren mountainside. Fighting continues for days. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., Julia Moore (Madeleine Stowe) has become the leader of the American wives living on the base. Supporting the families of soldiers who die in combat becomes her brave mission.
We Were Soldiers was released in 2002 and is rated R.
This event is made possible through grant from the Ida Belle Young Special Projects Fund and is FREE and open to the public. For more information call 334-244-3642.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
More Information on Website: cppj.aum.edu/about/news-and-events/the-political-film-series
Goodwyn Hall, AUM, 7440 East Dr #107, Montgomery, AL 36117