The Images.....
The photographs offered are from the personal collection of Joe Galloway and were taken at LZ X-Ray during and after the action in the Ia Drang Valley, November 14-16, 1965. The images reflect the savagery of the combat, a feel for the emotions of the soldiers involved and a sense for the terrain in which the battle was fought. The photographs have never before been published and most have been seen only by a handful of participants in the action. These images will help put a real face on the people, places and events in the upcoming movie, "We Were Soldiers ", starring Mel Gibson. A film based on the book, "We Were Soldiers Once....and Young" by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joe. View many of the soldiers as they are today at the Ia Drang Survivors Reunion 2001
The Prints.... Click to View Framed Photo
The photographs were originally taken by Joe using a Nikon F 35mm. camera and processed as color negatives. To insure that age has not diminished the quality of the images they are being digitally restored to their original color correctness. Using digital techniques, the resolution size of the image can be increased to insure that the print is of the highest quality, clarity and sharpness. The digital image is then printed using the Fuji Frontier system that prints the photograph as if it were a 35mm. negative, resulting in a work that is not only beautiful, but has the archival qualities of any fine art photographic print.

The image will be printed on fine art quality photographic paper and includes a mat which contains Joe's signature. The mat bears a special foil stamped inscription reading, "We Were Soldiers, November 1965."The prints can be ordered in the original color or printed in black&white. For size and pricing information, please visit the "Order" page.
 
Scholarship Fund....
As a lasting tribute to the men of the 1st Cavalry and associated units who gave so much in the Ia Drang, a permanent scholarship fund was established for the children and grandchildren of those who served in this heroic event. To honor that commitment, 10% of the purchase price of every Joe Galloway at the Ia Drang photo will be donated to the Ia Drang Scholarship Fund or the 1st Cavalry Division Foundation Scholarship Fund.
 
Signed Leather Bound Limited Edition of
"We Were Soldiers Once...and Young"