We were soldiers once-- and young : Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam
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New York : Ballantine Books, 2004.
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Aurora Hills - Adult Nonfiction
959.7043 MOORE
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Published
New York : Ballantine Books, 2004.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxv, 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language
English

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General Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, ©1992.
General Note
"A Presidio Press book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-439) and index.
Description
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 was 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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Examines the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, in the central highlands of South Vietnam, providing an account of the battle and discussing the implications of this key confrontation.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moore, H. G., & Galloway, J. L. (2004). We were soldiers once-- and young: Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam (1st trade pbk. ed.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Harold G., 1922- and Joseph L. Galloway. 2004. We Were Soldiers Once-- and Young: Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Harold G., 1922- and Joseph L. Galloway. We Were Soldiers Once-- and Young: Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam Ballantine Books, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Moore, Harold G., and Joseph L Galloway. We Were Soldiers Once-- and Young: Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam 1st trade pbk. ed., Ballantine Books, 2004.

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