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Subject: [Leica] FW: The story behind "We Were Soldiers" coming to TDJ
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 10:31:04 -0700

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> Of dirck halstead
> Sent: March 23, 2002 10:12 AM
> Subject: The story behind "We Were Soldiers" coming to TDJ
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> The April issue of The Digital Journalist
> ( will feature a cover story by Joe
> Galloway .
> Joe wrote the book with Col. Hal Moore that the movie "We Were
> Soldiers" was based on, about the battle of Ia Drang valley during
> the Vietnam war. The book is now #1 on the NY Times best-seller list.
> For the first time, Joe is writing his story for us. It is the tale
> of a young UPI reporter from Refugio, Texas, who landed in the middle
> of the biggest battle of the Vietnam War.
> We have just completed a lengthy on-camera interview with him that
> will move many people to tears. It is going to be an especially
> compelling experience for any journalist, past or present, as Joe
> takes us from being a one-man bureau manager in Topeka, Kansas to the
> battlefield. We expect to run almost an hour of streaming video.A
> selection of the photographs that Joe took during the battle will
> accompany the article.
> The April issue is expected to be published on the 7th of April.
> Be sure to watch for it.
> 73's
> Dirck Halstead
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