I am tempted to repeat how much attending the Ia Drang Veteran’s reunions in DC meant to me. Meeting the veterans, meeting Jo Galloway and Hal Moore, standing at the Memorial Wall as roll call was read at dawn with bagpipes playing, seeing grown men cry and hug each other - rubbing their hands over names of the fallen, meeting the wives and family members of the vets – some who lost their husbands and fathers in the battle – all of this was a life changing experience for me. It made me realize and understand the sacrifice. And yet, I feel like an outsider, because they are truly a band of brothers, and I can only imagine.
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