Trivia / We Were Soldiers

  • Artistic License Linguistics: When Joe Galloway tells Hal Moore that he's from Refugio, Texas, he pronounces it "Re-fuge-ee-oh", with a soft front-of-the-tongue G, the same way most English speakers not from Refugio do. The town's name is pronounced more like "Re-fury-oh". It's a long story, involving Spanish settlements and Irish colonists who couldn't pronounce Spanish-style back-of-the-tongue soft-Gs.