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

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Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 is

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young.

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-471).

About the Author

Harold G. Moore was born in Kentucky and is a West Point graduate, a master parachutist, and an Army aviator. He commanded two infantry companies in the Korean War and was a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1977 with thirty-two years' service and then was executive vice president of a Colorado ski resort for four years before founding a computer software company. An avid outdoorsman, Moore and his wife, Julie, divide their time between homes in Auburn, Alabama, and Crested Butte, Colorado.

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DC Bobby C, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by DC Bobby C)
General Moore and Joe Halloway have written a deep, powerful, graphic, and unforgetable war memoir. They do not leave anything off the table.
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Waleriy, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Waleriy)
Gave a very good depiction of the Vietnam War as seen by an Infantryman.
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GUTHRIE, November 14, 2007 (view all comments by GUTHRIE)
HAROLD MOORE, HAS WRITTEN A BOOK THAT TAKES YOU TO THE HEART OF THE BATTLEFIELD, HE WAS THERE SO HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT,A BOOK THAT WAS HARD TO PUT DOWN. THE MOVIE WAS GOOD BUT THE BOOK WAS BETTER, YOU FELT LIKE YOU WERE THERE WITH THE MAN ON THE GROUND.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060975760
Subtitle:
Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed The War in Vietnam
With:
Galloway, Joseph
Author:
Moore, Harold G.
Author:
Galloway, Joseph
Publisher:
Perennial
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Ia Drang Valley (Vietnam), Battle of, 1965.
Subject:
Ia Drang Valley
Subject:
Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965
Subject:
Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 19
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
80
Edition Description:
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Series Volume:
no. 96-12
Publication Date:
19931117
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.96x5.33x1.27 in. .98 lbs.

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