We Were Soldiers Once-- and Young

We Were Soldiers Once-- and Young

Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

eBook - 2012
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The New York Times bestseller, hailed as a "powerful and epic story... the best account of infantry combat I have ever read, and the most significant book to come out of the Vietnam War" by Col. David Hackworth, author of the bestseller About Face. In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People's Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered - sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up - creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway - the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting - interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Galloway, Joseph L.
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781453293591
1453293590

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johnbacich
Aug 16, 2017

When Colonel Moore asked Joe Galloway, war correspondent, why the he didn't tell the true stories going on in Vietnam like the battle for the Ia Drang valley, he said " we send them in to our editors back in the US who don't print them." Read here why. It's a sad indictment of our media.

kathrn Mar 01, 2016

Gripping story of the men who served in Vietnam, and the challenges they faced. So many heroes who served with distinction and honor. God bless you all!!!

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cobragunship
Mar 12, 2013

A classic that shouldn't be missed and this book is one that rates right up there as one of my top three books from the Vietnam War. Recommended.

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NobleSix
Feb 27, 2011

One of my favourite war books.

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