We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway


every year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one ebook that he believes is either appropriate and undying for examining by way of all Marines. The Commandant's selection for 1993 used to be We have been squaddies as soon as . . . and Young.
In November 1965, a few 450 males of the first Battalion, seventh Cavalry, lower than the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, have been dropped via helicopter right into a small clearing within the Ia Drang Valley. They have been instantly surrounded via 2,000 North Vietnamese infantrymen. 3 days later, purely and a part miles away, a sister battalion used to be chopped to items. jointly, those activities on the touchdown zones X-Ray and Albany constituted essentially the most savage and important battles of the Vietnam warfare.
How those males persevered--sacrificed themselves for his or her comrades and not gave up--makes a bright portrait of struggle at its most galvanizing and devastating. normal Moore and Joseph Galloway, the single journalist at the flooring during the battling, have interviewed hundreds and hundreds of fellows who fought there, together with the North Vietnamese commanders. This devastating account rises above the categorical ordeal it chronicles to give an image of fellows dealing with the last word problem, facing it in methods they might have came upon incredible just a couple of hours past. It unearths to us, as hardly sooner than, man's so much heroic and horrendous endeavor.

From the Hardcover edition.

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