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This is just so cool!




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Feb. 22nd, 2015 10:07 pm (UTC)
Let me get this straight....those swans are FEEDING the fish? Why/when/how did birds start feeding fish?

If I'm not hallucinating, this is, as you say, so cool!
Feb. 26th, 2015 05:29 am (UTC)
I can only guess why/when/how, but they sure do seem to be enjoying themselves, don't they? I'm glad you liked this as much as I did.
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Feb. 26th, 2015 05:30 am (UTC)
My pleasure :)
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Cute, Cute. Terminally, cute.

Love it. Made me smile. Didn't wake me up, however. Can't believe I'm still sleepy.

Fell asleep warm waxing my hands before going to bed, and fell over and hit my head where my wound is, the bandage, on the wax bath. God, I am going to bed earlier.

Stayed up to watch, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.

Crandall was the man who kept flying his helicopter into the hot zone with water, ammunition, supplies, he and Too Tall for the three days that Hal Moore was under attack in Viet Nam and taking out the wounded and dead. None of the other helicopter pilots would fly into the zone because it was too hot. He and Too Tall were the only ones who would keep bringing in the new soldiers who were supposed to have been brought to Hal Moore in the first place so they could achieve their objective.

Without the two pilots they would have been massacred. The ability to call in fire, bombing, napalm hits, and arrange attacks on the radio made it possible to succeed in their mission.

It was an interesting mission against a strong, intelligent foe. reminded me of Rommel and Patton. Moore knew it was a set up for massacre like Custer and he was even made part of the Seventh Army.

Fascinating story. His wife and her friend took all the telegrams to the other wives whose husbands were lost in the battle.

What I didn't realize was that Crandall was a Major flying the helicopter and Too Tall was a Captain. He was actually too tall for the usual helicopter pilots. The officer in charge of the Hueys that were supposed to go in to get the wounded wouldn't allow his men to fly in so Crandall and his man did. When the other officer tried to order him not to and physically stop him he pulled his weapon and said he would kill him if he tried to stop him. And that was that.
True stories.

M Lyn

Edited at 2015-02-23 01:07 am (UTC)
Feb. 26th, 2015 05:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like this and the movie sounds very interesting. I'll check it out, thanks.
Feb. 26th, 2015 09:47 am (UTC)
Review--We Were Soldiers Once...and Young
to really understand the movie, I highly recommend the book.

It's written by Hal Moore himself. It reads like a novel and except for the descriptions of the ammunition and guns etc. makes the whole thing much easier to follow.

M Lyn

The combination of the movie and book makes it all clear.
Feb. 23rd, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
How very cool! FanSee
Feb. 26th, 2015 05:36 am (UTC)
I know, right? Glad you enjoyed this too :)
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