We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. Ia Drang--The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam. Vietnam War Literature, Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway.

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

New York: Random House, 1992. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. On Nov. 14, 1965, the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry, commanded by Lt. Col. Moore and accompanied by UPI reporter Galloway, helicoptered into Vietnam's remote Ia Drang Valley and found itself surrounded by a numerically superior force of North Vietnamese regulars. Moore and Galloway here offer a detailed account, based on interviews with participants and on their own recollections, of what happened during the four-day battle. Much more than a conventional battle study, the book is a frank record of the emotional reactions of the GIs to the terror and horror of this violent and bloody encounter. Both sides claimed victory, the U.S. calling it a validation of the newly developed doctrine of airmobile warfare. Supplemented with maps, the memoir is a vivid re-creation of the first major ground battle of the Vietnam War. Photos. Item #26491

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