Awesome / We Were Soldiers

  • The Obstructive Bureaucrats at the Pentagon send "regret to inform you..." letters to the girls back home at the base by telegram, delivered by cab driver. When the taxi driver stops at her house to ask for directions, Julia Moore berates him horribly for making her think her husband had died. He responds with a Tear Jerker "...I don't like this job, ma'am." Mrs. Moore, in a gloriously autocratic move, grabs the letters, shoos the cabbie away, and delivers the letters personally.
  • Sergeant Major Plumley, standing in the middle of the HQ, single-shotting charging NVA troopers while defending the wounded.
    • A neat extra bit, if you look closely his target selection is the same as Galloway's. So Galloway may or may not have killed anyone.
      • Sergeant Major Plumley is a walking Moment of Awesome all on his own.
  • Colonel Moore is giving a sitrep to his higher-ups on the radio, as we see a NVA trooper charging up behind him to bayonet him. Just as his boss asks him to tell him how bad it is, he spins around just in time to shoot and kill the trooper, who falls at his feet.
  • After most of the fighting is done, a large number of reporters are dropped off to talk to the soldiers. To a man, they are dressed in nice, clean civilian clothing, whereas Galloway, who was there for the duration of the fighting, is clad in worn, bloodstained fatigues, and his face is sweaty and dirty. The difference is emphasized a moment later when a rocket detonates against the hillside a short distance away; all the reporters flinch and duck, but Galloway doesn't. He then identifies the artillery as American based just on the sound.
    • Colonel Moore shows Galloway his appreciation shortly after; he walks away from the other reporters without saying a word, but shares an emotional talk with Galloway just a moment later, showing just how much he respects Galloway for being in the midst of the battle, rather than waiting like the other reporters did. He remarks he's glad Galloway survived.