Book Research: "We Were Soldiers Once... And Young
Joe Galloway and Hal Moore stayed in touch with each other over the years and in 1976 shook hands on a promise to write a book on the X-Ray Battle. Both men were busy; Moore in the Army and Galloway with UPI - there was little time for research. By 1983, Moore had left the Army and his job at the Crested Butte Ski Area and was ready to do research. Galloway was still working with UPI but soon changed to a job in Washington, DC with U.S. News and World Report.
In April 1983, Moore and Galloway met for 3 days to plan details. They resolved to do three things: