We Were Soldiers

Release date:2001

  • Monterey County


Actors: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear.
Director/Studio: Randall Wallace/Paramount Pictures
This compelling war drama depicts the true story of the first major battle between the United States and North Vietnamese forces. Mel Gibson plays Harold G. Moore, the American lieutenant colonel. For Hunter Liggett, in the south portion of Monterey County, doubled for Vietnam’s Central Highlands, where the savage battles at Ia Drang took place. Numerous locals served as extras during several months of filming.