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

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

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Publisher Description

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. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
JD
Jonathan Davis
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16:00
hr min
RELEASED
2018
April 10
PUBLISHER
Tantor Media, Inc
SIZE
765.6
MB

Customer Reviews

29❤️30 ,

Whew what a book

Well what can I say I watched the movie but needed the real story and view from our veterans eyes and voice. This book not only tells what happens but makes you appreciate our fallen soldiers and heroes even more and makes you appreciate our veterans that are still alive making you realize they have a big burden that they carry with them the rest of their lives.
I meet one of the soldiers that fought in Vietnam in the Battle of Ia Drang. Sadly I could never find the soldiers name or confirm his story but told me he was one of the radio operators that called in the air strikes when Broken Arrow was called over the radio.
I also like how we see from the civilian side view from the reporter and the families that lost love ones in Vietnam.

Joe S-H ,

Read on paper. Do not listen to.

This book is read from many viewpoints and needs to be read to be understood. One voice reading this makes it very confusing.

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