We’re pleased to announce that Mike Guardia’s newest book Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…And Always is now available from Casemate!
This book takes us through the life of one of the most admired American combat leaders, Hal Moore, following his years of service in the Korean and Vietnam wars. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Lieutenant General Moore fought battles Old Baldy, T-Bone and Pork Chop Hill in Korea. In Vietnam he commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the Battle of la Drang where Moore’s courage and strategy led the Communists to a final withdrawal from battle. Although Moore saw the end of the battle as an ultimate defeat, after U.S. forces left and let the North Vietnamese reassert control, many commend the Lieutenant General for his willingness to face overwhelming odds in battle.
Following his tour in Vietnam, Moore assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a Lieutenant General in 1977.
The author, Mike Guardia, has been allowed access to Hal Moore’s personal files, letters, documents and never-before-seen photographs. Working from personal documents and after many interviews with the renowned leader, Guardia introduces this official biography of Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always. Guardia has published two biographies with Casemate and is currently an Armor officer in the U.S. army.
“…outstanding biography …Moore, one of America’s most distinguished Soldiers, granted Guardia numerous interviews and allowed the author unrestricted access to his collected letters, documents, and never before published photographs to produce this first ever fully illustrated biography.” – Armchair General