During a training scene, Lt. Col. Hal Moore — legendary on many levels — is participating in the process of how a team gets off a helicopter as it swoops to the landing zone and hovers.
He steps back and watches the first team saunter out. As they hop off the helicopter, full of adrenaline and celebrating their abilities, Moore sees a problem.
As the next helicopter lands, he runs to the door, grabs the officer (in front) and screams that he just got shot. The officer of the team is dead, and now they need to figure out what to do.
Stunned, everyone stammers and no one moves.
Moore screams over the sound of the rotor beating the air, “What are you going to do?”
More hesitation. Moore points to the next guy in line and yells, “He’s dead.” Now the first two in line have been shot.
Again, he screams over the roar of the engine, “What are you going to do?”
“Get off the chopper!” one of the team finally screams, making his way for the door.