Joseph Galloway is a military correspondent and former columnist who frequently reported from war zones and is co-author of “We were Soldiers Once … and Young.” In November 1965, Galloway embedded with the 1st Calvary Division in the first major battle of the Vietnam War — the battle of the Ia Drang. He served four tours in Vietnam and became one of the most influential war reporters in U.S. history. He worked more than 20 years as a foreign and war correspondent. In 1998, Galloway was awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for rescuing wounded soldiers under fire at Ia Drang. He is the only civilian to receive a combat medal form the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.