We were soldiers once ... and young : Ia Drang—The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. / Harold G Moore.
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- ISBN: 9781453293591 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Open Road Iconic Ebooks, 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 FaceIn 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...
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