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We were soldiers once -and young : Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam

Author: Harold G Moore; Joseph L Galloway
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, Harold G., 1922-
We were soldiers once -and young.
New York : Random House, ©1992
(OCoLC)645849922
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold G Moore; Joseph L Galloway
ISBN: 0679411585 9780679411581
OCLC Number: 25832046
Description: xvi, 412 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Heat of battle --
The roots of conflict --
Boots and saddles --
The land and the enemy --
Into the valley --
The battle begins --
Closing with the enemy --
The storm of battle --
Brave aviators --
Fix bayonets! --
Night falls --
A dawn attack --
Friendly fire --
Rescuing the lost platoon --
Night fighters --
Policing the battlefield --
It ain't over till it's over --
A walk in the sun --
Hell in a very small place --
Death in the tall grass --
Escape and evade --
Night without end --
The sergeant and the ghost --
Mentioned in dispatches --
"The secretary of the army regrets ..." --
Reflections and perceptions.
Responsibility: Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway.
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In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th 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.

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