We Were Soldiers Once...And Young

We Were Soldiers Once...And Young


Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway

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 massacred. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War, one in which Americans faced what seemed to be certain destruction.

Moore and Joe Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting, have interviewed hundreds of men who fought there.  How these heroes persevered makes a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring.

This book is highly recommended by FDNY Chief John Norman (ret.)


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SpecificationsRandom House, 2004
6" x 9" softcover
454 pages
ISBN: 9780345475817