American Valor Quarterly Issue 3 - Summer 2008 - Page 27

We Were Soldiers - Lt. General Hal Moore, Joseph Galloway, and veterans of the battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam. Gen. Moore and Joe Galloway will discuss their new book, WE ARE SOLDIERS STILL: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam. Good Morning, Vietnam - Featuring famed Air Force DJ Adrian Cronauer, portrayed by Robin Williams in the famous film. The Last Ace - Brig. Gen. R. Steve Ritchie, the only Air Force “ace” pilot of Vietnam and the U.S. military’s last ace. The Medal of Honor - Veterans who have received our nation’s highest military award. Black Hawk Down - Featuring Matthew Eversmann, veteran of the Battle of Mogadishu whose story was told in the best-selling book and portrayed by Josh Hartnett in the 2001 film. Today’s Heroes - Several of the most highly decorated service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. Hal Moore walks among the North Vietnamese casualties during the epic battle of Ia Drang. General Moore and Joe Galloway will join the conference in an exclusive discussion of their long-awaited sequel to the best-selling We Were Soldiers Once...And Young. War and New Media - War correspondents and military bloggers share how new forms of media are changing the way we look at war. The Medal of Honor: A New Generation - Ser vice members who served alongside the five recipients from Iraq and Afghanistan share their stories of valor. Back to Iraq - Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom who have returned to report on the effects of “The Surge” and the current situation. Also Included An exclusive discussion and reception at the historic Army & Navy Club to celebrate the publication of General Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway’s new book, WE ARE SOLDIERS STILL. Black Hawk helicopter Super64 flies over the Somali capital of Mogadishu on its fateful mission, October 3, 1993. Super64 was downed in the battle, and two Delta Snipers - Randy Shugart and Gary Gordon - were inserted at their own request to protect the injured crew from an approaching mob. Shugart and Gordon were killed in that action, and would be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. A VIP reception in honor of the Major League Baseball players who served in World War II with tribute to Bob Feller on his 90th birthday. Special guests include our heroic Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital and Bethesda Naval Hospital. Wreath-laying ceremonies at the National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The 11th Annual Awards Banquet, the grand finale of the conference honoring America’s greatest military heroes. To request a daily schedule or registration form, call 703-302-1012 ext. 220, e-mail avc@ame ɥ