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

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

Lt. General Harold G. Moore (Ret.)

Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant selects a book that he believes is both relevant and timeless to be read by all Marines. This book was the Commandant's choice for 1993. 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 constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered 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, interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles, revealing man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant selects a book that he believes is both relevant and timeless to be read by all Marines. This book was the Commandant's choice for 1993. 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 constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered 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, interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles, revealing man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.
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Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant selects a book that he believes is both relevant and timeless to be read by all Marines. This book was the Commandant's choice for 1993. 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 constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered 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, interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles, revealing man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Cross

Length:

16h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

54:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

48:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

42:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

48:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

48:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:47