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

Amazon.com Price: $29.95 (as of 24/06/2021 08:49 PST- Details)

Additional information

Author

Author

Narrator

Publisher

Reviews

Be the first to review “We Were Soldiers Once… and Young: Ia Drang – The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

twelve − one =

Description

In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter 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 chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered – sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up – makes a vivid portrait of war at its most inspiring and devastating.

General Moore and Joseph Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting, have interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. This devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles to present a picture of men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

©1992 Lt. General H. G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway (P)2018 Tantor