We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam (Paperback)

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“Powerful. . . . A candid, highly informative, and heartfelt tale of forgiveness between former fierce enemies in the Vietnam War.” –St. Petersburg Times

The #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young brought to life one of the most pivotal and heartbreaking battles of the Vietnam War. In this powerful sequel, Lt. Gen Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway bring us up to date on the cadre of soldiers introduced in their first memoir.

Returning to Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley more than four decades after the battle, Moore and Galloway renew their relationships with ten American veterans of the fabled conflict—and with former adversaries—exploring how the war changed them all, as well as their two countries. We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war’s devastating cost. The book includes an Introduction by Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

About the Author


Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (USA Ret.) graduated from West Point, commanded two infantry companies in the Korean War, and was a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam. After thirty-two years of service, he retired from the Army in 1977.



Recently retired senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers Joseph L. Galloway served as a special consultant to Gen. Colin Powell at the State Department in 2001 and 2002, and spent more than forty years as an editor and writer for UPI and U.S. News & World Report.

Praise For…


“It would be a monumental task for Moore and Galloway to top their classic 1992 memoir, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. But they come close in this sterling sequel...This book proves again that Moore is an exceptionally thoughtful, compassionate and courageous leader and a strong voice for reconciliation and for honoring the men with whom he served.”
Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“An emotional follow-up to military lifer Moore and reporter Galloway’s intense 1992 telling of the Vietnam War’s first major battle between American and North Vietnamese troops. This time, the two, along with other American survivors of the fight, revisit the Ia Drang valley, scene of the bloody 1965 battle—accompanied by the Communist commanders and soldiers who were trying to kill them.”
New York Post

“A worthy and wise successor to one of the best books ever about combat in Vietnam.”
Kirkus Reviews

We Are Soldiers Still tells the recent story of how Moore and Galloway organized meetings with the Vietnamese commanders they’d fought against so fiercely. . . . There is honor and a measure of military glory in the retelling and in the reunion.”
Christian Science Monitor

“Bookstores are filled with rows of books on leadership and management, but We Are Soldiers Still stands over the rest. Words like riveting and compelling hardly do the book justice...Moore’s reflections on leadership alone make this book worth its purchase price...Moore and Galloway’s latest volume is a moving tribute to the American soldier.”
Army magazine

"A moving testimonial. . . .The memoir poignantly addresses the blindness of war and the compensatory urgings of the heart to be human."
Rocky Mountain News
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061147777
ISBN-10: 006114777X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 28th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English