A study of the 1965 battle of Ia Drang, in the central highlands of South Vietnam, provides a blow-by-blow account of the battle and the implications of this key confrontation. The basis of a major motion picture directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson.A study of the 1965 battle of Ia Drang, in the central highlands of South Vietnam, provides a blow-by-blow account of the battle and the implications of this key confrontation. The basis of a major motion picture directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson.Read Less
If you served during this period, you have to read this book. You can not put it down. Or rent the movie.
Apr 26, 2012
Well written, easy read, history that should be known
Mar 25, 2010
One of BEST about VN
The book AND movie show the real heroes most of soldiers in VN were, instead of vast majority of garbage from media and Hollywood. By all means ALL Americans should see the movie.
Oct 6, 2007
This is Vietnam
It was November, 1965 and only Twenty years post WWII, however, this was Vietnam and a different war. We Were Soldiers Once And Young, written by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and journalist Joseph Galloway, tells the story of the battle of la Drang. It is considered to be the first major United States battle in Vietnam and the battle that forever changed the "face" of war. As a reader, when you begin the book, you find a list consisting of the names of each man who was lost during the battle. Although the Vietnam War was fought in an era when technology allowed easy access to live coverage of battle, reading this book will impart a vivid impact of that war. Moore and Galloway give a gripping, fist clinching account of that three day battle in which men fought with courage, sacrificing self for others. This is a powerful and emotional read.
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