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- Publisher: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (October 25, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1559948671
- ISBN-13: 978-1559948678
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,049 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,535,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the first significant engagement between American troops and the Viet Cong, 450 U.S. soldiers found themselves surrounded and outnumbered by their enemy. This book tells the story of how they battled between October 23 and November 26, 1965. Its prose is gritty, not artful, delivering a powerful punch of here-and-now descriptions that could only have been written by people actually on the scene. In fact, they were: Harold Moore commanded the men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, who did most of the fighting, and Joseph Galloway was the only reporter present throughout the battle's 34 harrowing days. We Were Soldiers Once... combines their memories with more than 100 in-depth interviews with survivors on both sides. The Battle of Ia Drang also highlights a technological advance that would play an enormous role in the rest of the war: this was perhaps the first place where helicopter-based, air-mobile operations demonstrated their combat potential. At bottom, however, this is a tale of heroes and heroism, some acts writ large, others probably forgotten but for this telling. It was a bestseller when first published, and remains one of the better books available on combat during the Vietnam War. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
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.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What a waste of lives.
Dump our soldiers into an area looking for a fight, then almost get them wiped out because of poor intelligence.
Then withdraw them on foot, with poor intelligence back upo, and almost get them massacred again!
And for what purpose.
Like an Irishman walking into a bar, looking for a fight on Saturday evening.
Wasted, wasted, wasted lives.
The widows' notes, at the end, give the real meaning to this slaughter.
Everyone should read thes, then become a government hating pacifist.
I feel it is a great piece for anyone interested about Nam.
I served in The Nam 1967/68 , with the Big Red One , First Infantry Division,. 1st/4th Calvary and was in the first Tet in 1968
I was a M-60 gunner on a Armored personnel Carrier and there is no BS in the book.
It's the real deal
Also a very good and intesting book to read, Hard to put down and regretted it when I came to the end.
Hal Nailed it again as he did with his other book and movie
This book is so much better than the film (which itself was good). In this book, the ending is far from "happy" with a US battalion getting "ambushed" and slaughtered. This, after the first battle in the Dra Nang with Hal Moore, where the US forces on balance came out on top. In the second engagement, in which Hal Moore was not in, the US suffered a relatively substantial defeat.
This doesn't make for a good movie, with the "good guys" losing... but war is not always a movie. In fact, it never is.