We Were Soldiers Once and Young

We Were Soldiers Once       and Young

David Hackworth, author of About Face). In 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.

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453293591

Category: History

Page: 493

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New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face). In 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 inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.
Categories: History

We Were Soldiers Once and Young

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.

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 014010657X

Category: Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965

Page: 412

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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.
Categories: Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965

We Are Soldiers Still

We Are Soldiers Still

We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war’s devastating cost. The book includes an Introduction by Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Lt. Gen.

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061982835

Category: History

Page: 288

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“Powerful. . . . A candid, highly informative, and heartfelt tale of forgiveness between former fierce enemies in the Vietnam War.” –St. Petersburg Times The #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young brought to life one of the most pivotal and heartbreaking battles of the Vietnam War. In this powerful sequel, Lt. Gen Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway bring us up to date on the cadre of soldiers introduced in their first memoir. Returning to Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley more than four decades after the battle, Moore and Galloway renew their relationships with ten American veterans of the fabled conflict—and with former adversaries—exploring how the war changed them all, as well as their two countries. We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war’s devastating cost. The book includes an Introduction by Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
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The Vietnam War on Film

The Vietnam War on Film

We Were Soldiers Once ... And YoungIa Drang: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. New York: Random House. Newman, Rick. “The Story Behind 'We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young': Joe Galloway's Award-Winning Account of a Bloody ...

Author: David Luhrssen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866739

Category: History

Page: 170

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Vietnam War on Film illustrates how to employ film as a teaching tool. It also stands on its own as an account of the war and the major films that have depicted it. • Provides a unique guide to the Vietnam War experience for film history buffs, students and scholars of history, and fans of the cinema • Offers equal emphasis on the films themselves and the historical events depicted • Presents carefully researched and highly informative coverage • Stimulates debate over the various ways the war was interpreted and experienced
Categories: History

Vietnam

Vietnam

Ia was the Jarai word for “river”; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Harold G. Moore, Jr., and Joseph Galloway, We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang—The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam (New York: Random House, 1992), 29–34.

Author: George Donelson Moss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000284171

Category: History

Page: 488

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Now in its 7th edition, Vietnam: An American Ordeal continues to provide a thorough account of the failed American effort to create a viable, non-Communist state in Southern Vietnam. Unlike most general histories of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, which are either conventional diplomatic or military histories, this volume synthesizes the perspectives to explore both dimensions of the struggle in greater depth, elucidating more of the complexities of the U.S.-Vietnam entanglement. It explains why Americans tried so hard for so long to stop the spread of Communism into Indochina and why they failed. In this new edition, George Donelson Moss expands and refines key moments of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, including the strategic and diplomatic background for United States’ involvement in Indochina during World War II; how the French, with British and American support, regained control in southern Vietnam, Saigon, and the vicinity, in the fall, 1945; the account for the formation of SEATO; and the account of the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979. The text has also been revised and updated to align with recently published monographic literature on the time period. The accessible writing will enable students to gain a solid understanding of how and why the United States went to war against The Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and why it lost the long, bitter conflict. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of American history, the history of foreign relations, and the Vietnam War itself.
Categories: History

The U S Government and the Vietnam War Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships Part IV

The U S  Government and the Vietnam War  Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships  Part IV

Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway, We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young; Ia Drang, The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam (New York: Random House, 1992). In his study of the war, Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.—Vietnam in ...

Author: William Conrad Gibbons

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400852963

Category: History

Page: 986

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This fourth volume of a five-part policy history of the U.S. government and the Vietnam War covers the core period of U.S. involvement, from July 1965, when the decision was made to send large-scale U.S. forces, to the beginning of 1968, just before the Tet offensive and the decision to seek a negotiated settlement. Using a wide variety of archival sources and interviews, the book examines in detail the decisions of the president, relations between the president and Congress, and the growth of public and congressional opposition to the war. Differences between U.S. military leaders on how the war should be fought are also included, as well as military planning and operations. Among many other important subjects, the financial effects of the war and of raising taxes are considered, as well as the impact of a tax increase on congressional and public support for the war. Another major interest is the effort by Congress to influence the conduct of the war and to place various controls on U.S. goals and operations. The emphasis throughout this richly textured narrative is on providing a better understanding of the choices facing the United States and the way in which U.S. policymakers tried to find an effective politico-military strategy, while also probing for a diplomatic settlement. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: History

Lethality in Combat

Lethality in Combat

We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang: the battle that changed the war in Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1992. (148) 22. Dockery, Martin J. Lost in Translation: Vietnam, a combat advisor's story. New York: Presidio Press, 2003.

Author: Doctor Tom Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781921941399

Category: History

Page: 368

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Lethality in Combat shines a blazing light on the three most controversial aspects of military combat: the necessity of killing; the taking, or not, of prisoners; and the targeting of civilians. This book argues that when a nation-state sends its soldiers to fight, the state must accept the full implications of this, uncomfortable as they may be. Drawing on seven conflicts - the Boer War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and Iraq - the author considers these ethical issues.
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America s Heroes

America s Heroes

Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan James H. Willbanks ... Further Reading Moore, Harold G., and Galloway, Joseph L. We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang—the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam.

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843934

Category: History

Page: 534

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This book features the stories of 200 heroic individuals awarded the Medal of Honor for their distinguished military service while fighting for their country, from the Civil War to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. * Provides 200 biographical essays of Medal of Honor recipients and 10 sidebars with additional information about the Medal of Honor and its recipients * Contains contributions from more than 50 distinguished scholars and historians * Includes a complete alphabetical listing of individuals who have received the nation's highest military award for valor * An extensive bibliography provides additional resources * Topic finders make it easy to identify entries from a particular war, home state, or branch of service
Categories: History

Education as Enforcement

Education as Enforcement

... this film derives from the fact that it is based on a actual Vietnam battle and the book We Were Soldiers Once and Young : Ia Drang , The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam written by Harold G. Moore , and Joseph L. Galloway .

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415944899

Category: Education

Page: 370

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The first book to bring together noted scholars to address how education is being remade by the violent demands of corporate globalization as well as how education is central to the global pursuit of corporate dominance.
Categories: Education

Vietnam War A Topical Exploration and Primary Source Collection 2 volumes

Vietnam War  A Topical Exploration and Primary Source Collection  2 volumes

When the Battle of Ia Drang ended on November 26, the 1st Cavalry Division had successfully spoiled the PAVN attack along Route 19 to the ... We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young: Ia Drang— The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam.

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850851

Category: History

Page: 823

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This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents. • Comprehensively explains how the Vietnam War became one of the United States' longest and bloodiest wars and why it served as a society- and culture-changing event, even for the millions of Americans who were not directly involved in the conflict • Examines 14 key topics within and surrounding the Vietnam War, ranging from the First Indochina War to the aftermath of the war for both Vietnam and the United States • Includes key primary source documents, illustrations and maps, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed chronology
Categories: History