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We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

Ia Drang—The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453293590
  • Category: History
  • Page: 453
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New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face). In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped 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 brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Gerald Ford Signed Edition+
  • ISBN: 9780974776989
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 505
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These limited editions have been signed by Lt. Col.Harold G. Moore and Joseph L Galloway, and come with original photo of the signings. Also included are a Certificate of Authenticity, Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity, and two-part Hologram with is securely located on the signed page and on the individual COA.These beautiful leather editions have silk moire`end papers and built-in satin bookmarks.A must have for all serious collectors and historical libraries.

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young

Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • ISBN: 0345472640
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Chronicles one of the most brutal and crucial confrontations between Americans and the Viet Cong, when 450 U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the Ia Drang Valley and were immediately surrounded by 2000 North Vetnamese soldiers. Reprint.

We Are Soldiers Still

We Are Soldiers Still

A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061982830
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Lt. Gen. Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway return to Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley more than four decades after the battle they recalled in their #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Renewing their relationships with ten American veterans of the fabled conflict—and with former adversaries—the authors explore how the war changed them all, as well as their two countries. We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war's devastating cost.

Hal Moore on Leadership

Hal Moore on Leadership

Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Mike Guardia
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781548305109
  • Category: Command of troops
  • Page: 168
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A comprehensive guide to the principles that helped shape Moore's success both on and off the battlefield. They are strategies for the outnumbered, outgunned, and seemingly hopeless. They apply to any leader in any organization - business or military.

Hal Moore

Hal Moore

A Soldier Once . . . And Always

  • Author: Mike Guardia
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480445711
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 232
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The definitive biography of Harold G. Moore, hero of the Vietnam War and author of the bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang. Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between US and North Vietnamese regulars. Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing seventy-nine soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew. This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopter—which became the staple of US operations for the remainder of the war. He later wrote of his experiences in the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1977. Hal Moore graciously allowed the author interviews and granted full access to his files and collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.

Heart of a Soldier

Heart of a Soldier

  • Author: James B. Stewart
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439188279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11. Heart of a Soldier is the extraordinary story of war, love and comradeship, danger and heroism, told by a Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of our finest writers. When Rick Rescorla got home from Vietnam, he tried to put combat and death behind him, but he never could entirely. From the day he joined the British Army to fight a colonial war in Rhodesia, where he met American Special Forces’ officer Dan Hill who would become his best friend, to the day he fell in love with Susan, everything in his remarkable life was preparing him for an act of generosity that would transcend all that went before. Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one’s comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick’s life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he’d held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.

We were soldiers once -and young

We were soldiers once -and young

Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore
  • Publisher: Perennial
  • ISBN: 9780060975760
  • Category: History
  • Page: 471
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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

A General's Spiritual Journey

A General's Spiritual Journey

  • Author: Hal Moores
  • Publisher: Wild Goose Ministries
  • ISBN: 9780615178714
  • Category: Christian biography
  • Page: 55
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"I just want to be with my God and family --- and my men throughout eternity." Millions were inspired by the stirring, visceral account of Lt. General Hal Moore’s Vietnam War experience, as told in the New York Times #1 bestseller We Were Soldiers Once… And Young. The major motion picture adaptation, We Were Soldiers, was hailed by many as "one of the best war movies ever made." But there is so much more to the story. What forces shaped the character of this great man, one who still calls each of his fallen soldiers by name, who inspires the respect and awe of both his enemies in war and his friends in life? In A General’s Spiritual Journey, Hal Moore opens his heart and soul about the role of faith through his many life experiences. The book is an evocative collection of his memories, as observed and recorded by his friend and "driver." From his childhood in Kentucky, through West Point, to the bloody battlefields of Korea and Vietnam, in business and family, and into his current days of writing, speaking, and living without his beloved wife, Julia, Hal Moore leaves little doubt as to what he has always valued most in his life – his God. "Hal Moore has redefined heroism; his physical courage, his abilities to train and lead even through danger and desperation are only the beginning of character. He believes a leader’s role is not limited to the battlefield alone: he believes that God has created us to aspire to a different kind of Manhood, a Manhood that extends respect, honor, and compassion to everyone touched by the fires of war: wives, children, parents, siblings, and even those we have met as enemies. His heart is great enough to make Family a matter of choice. I am privileged to call myself a member of Hal Moore’s Chosen Family, and I aspire to live up to that gift." Randall Wallace, director of We Were Soldiers Upon graduating from West Point, Hal Moore chose to spend several days of retreat at the Abby of Gethsemani in Kentucky, to prepare himself spiritually for the challenge of commanding troops in Vietnam. A General’s Spiritual Journey is filled with snapshots of the remarkable experiences that resulted from this attitude of consecration—his wartime decisions not to attack Buddhist temples, his reunion with former enemy commanders in Vietnam, the deep bond he formed with his We Were Soldiers family. This treatise is about the different journeys we all walk and the immeasurable influence that is possible for each person whose actions are determined by an unbending devotion to Christ.

The Hump

The Hump

The 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry, in the First Major Battle of the Vietnam War

  • Author: Al Conetto
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786499257
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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Operation Hump, the first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces, took place November 5-9, 1965, in South Vietnam's War Zone D. Known as "The Hump," it would change the nature of the war, escalating it from a hit-and-run guerrilla conflict to a bloody contest between Communist main force units and American commands of battalion size or larger. This memoir of an Operation Hump survivor begins with the sequence of events leading up to the battle, from the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Drawing on official Army documents and the recollections of fellow combatants, the author not only describes the battle in detail but explains the war's basis in fabrications at the highest levels of the U.S. government. His experiences with PTSD after the war and his eventual return to Vietnam in the 1990s are included.

Seven Firefights in Vietnam

Seven Firefights in Vietnam

  • Author: John A. Cash,John Albright,Allan W. Sandstrum
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486146545
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Based on official army records, these eyewitness accounts offer a brief history of the Vietnam conflict from 1965 to 1968, conveying the heroism and horror of warfare.

Hue 1968

Hue 1968

A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

  • Author: Mark Bowden
  • Publisher: Grove Altantic
  • ISBN: 9781611855081
  • Category: History
  • Page: 619
  • View: 459
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In mid-1967, the North Vietnam leadership had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke. Part military action and part popular uprising, the effort included attacks across South Vietnam, but the most dramatic and successful would be the capture of Huế, the country's intellectual and cultural capital. At 2:30 a.m. on January 31, the first day of the Lunar New Year (called Tet), ten thousand National Liberation Front troops descended from hidden camps and -- led by locals like eighteen-year-old village girl and Viet Cong member Che Thi Mung -- surged across the city of 140,000. By morning, all of Huế was in Front hands save for two small military outposts. The American commanders in country and politicians in Washington refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence. Captain Chuck Meadows was ordered to lead his 160-marine Golf Company in the first attempt to reenter Huế later that day. Facing thousands of entrenched enemy troops, he reported: "We are outgunned and outmanned." After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the United States and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple points of view. Played out over twenty-four days of terrible fighting and ultimately costing more than ten thousand combatant and civilian lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate over the war was never again about winning, only about how to leave.

Chickenhawk

Chickenhawk

  • Author: Robert Mason
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448154383
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
  • View: 6723
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'I read this as a young pilot about to embark on a career flying military helicopters. It should have put me off for life. Robert Mason tells a gripping account of the relentless courage and heroism amidst the insanity of the Vietnam war. The final few pages are the most shocking I have read in any book.' Tim Peake A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating bird's eye-view of that war in all its horror, as he experiences the accelerating terror, the increasingly desperate courage of a man 'acting out the role of a hero long after he realises that the conduct of the war is insane,' says the New York Times, 'And we can't stop ourselves from identifying with it.'

Helmet For My Pillow [Illustrated Edition]

Helmet For My Pillow [Illustrated Edition]

  • Author: Robert Leckie
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786252031
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Includes over 220 photos, maps and plans following Robert “Lucky” Leckie’s Pacific War with the 1st Marine Division “Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defense of their country. From the live-for-today rowdiness of marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what war is really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Woven throughout are Leckie’s hard-won, eloquent, and thoroughly unsentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fight. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no reader untouched. This is a book that brings you as close to the mud, the blood, and the experience of war as it is safe to come.”-Print Ed.

Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide, May 1965 to October 1966 (Paperback)

Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide, May 1965 to October 1966 (Paperback)

  • Author: John M. Carland
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160873102
  • Category:
  • Page: 410
  • View: 6386
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A Bright Shining Lie

A Bright Shining Lie

John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

  • Author: Neil Sheehan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407063901
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 896
  • View: 9846
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Outspoken, professional and fearless, Lt. Col. John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail. He was soon appalled by the South Vietnamese troops' unwillingness to fight, by their random slaughter of civilians and by the arrogance and corruption of the US military. He flouted his supervisors and leaked his sharply pessimistic - and, as it turned out, accurate - assessments to the US press corps in Saigon. Among them was Sheehan, who became fascinated by the angry Vann, befriended him and followed his tragic and reckless career. Sixteen years in the making, A Bright Shining Lie is an eloquent and disturbing portrait of a man who in many ways personified the US war effort in Vietnam, of a solider cast in the heroic mould, an American Lawrence of Arabia. Blunt, idealistic, patronising to the Vietnamese, Vann was haunted by a shameful secret - the fact that he was the illegitimate son of a 'white trash' prostitute. Gambling away his career, Vann left the army that he loved and returned to Vietnam as a civilian in the pacification programme. He rose to become the first American civilian to wield a general's command in war. When he was killed in 1972, he was mourned at Arlington cemetery by leading political figures of the day. Sheehan recounts his astonishing story in this intimate and intense meditation on a conflict that scarred the conscience of a nation.

History & war

History & war

  • Author: Theodore Ropp
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780916587000
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 80
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About Face

About Face

The Odyssey of an American Warrior

  • Author: David H. Hackworth,Julie Sherman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671695347
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 896
  • View: 6460
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Chronicles the military career of America's most decorated living soldier, from his enlistment of age fifteen, through his service in Vietnam, where his growing disillusionment with American policies led to his post-war exile in Australia

Nam Sense

Nam Sense

Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division

  • Author: Arthur Wiknik (Jr)
  • Publisher: Casemate
  • ISBN: 1935149679
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Nam-Sense is the brilliantly written story of a combat squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division. Arthur Wiknik was a 19-year-old kid from New England when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. After completing various NCO training programs, he was promoted to sergeant "without ever setting foot in a combat zone" and sent to Vietnam in early 1969. Shortly after his arrival on the far side of the world, Wiknik was assigned to Camp Evans, a mixed-unit base camp near the northern village of Phong Dien, only thirty miles from Laos and North Vietnam. On his first jungle patrol, his squad killed a female Viet Cong who turned out to have been the local prostitute. It was the first dead person he had ever seen. Wiknik's account of life and death in Vietnam includes everything from heavy combat to faking insanity to get some R & R. He was the first man in his unit to reach the top of Hamburger Hill during one of the last offensives launched by U.S. forces, and later discovered a weapons cache that prevented an attack on his advance fire support base. Between the sporadic episodes of combat he mingled with the locals, tricked unwitting U.S. suppliers into providing his platoon with a year of hard to get food, defied a superior and was punished with a dangerous mission, and struggled with himself and his fellow soldiers as the anti-war movement began to affect his ability to wage victorious war. Nam-Sense offers a perfect blend of candor, sarcasm, and humor - and it spares nothing and no one in its attempt to accurately convey what really transpired for the combat soldier during this unpopular war. Nam-Sense is not about heroism or glory, mental breakdowns, haunting flashbacks, or wallowing in self-pity. The GIs Wiknik lived and fought with during his yearlong tour did not rape, murder, or burn villages, were not strung out on drugs, and did not enjoy killing. They were there to do their duty as they were trained, support their comrades - and get home alive. "The soldiers I knew," explains the author, "demonstrated courage, principle, kindness, and friendship, all the elements found in other wars Americans have proudly fought in." Wiknik has produced a gripping and complete record of life and death in Vietnam, and he has done so with a style and flair few others will ever achieve. Nam Sense received Honorable Mention in the 2010 Military Writers Society of America

Britain's Best Small Hills

Britain's Best Small Hills

A Guide to wild walks, short adventures, scrambles, great views, wild camping and more

  • Author: Phoebe Smith
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1784770663
  • Category: SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4259
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Hot on the success of Wilderness Weekends, one of the top selling guides in 2015, award-winning travel writer Phoebe Smith returns with more great outdoor experiences tailored not just for the hard-core wilderness enthusiast but for novices and newbie hillwalkers alike. Take a friend, or take the kids - or both! - and climb one of Phoebe's favourite hills. There are 60 of them detailed in this easy-to-follow guide which champions a new easy-access approach to hillwalking. With 20 hills each in England, Wales and Scotland, from just 120 metres to a manageable 609 metres, and from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, there's bound to be a hill for you. 'When it comes to mountains society seems to be obsessed with height' says Phoebe Smith. 'But those who shun peaks based on measurement are truly missing out. Following on from the success of Wilderness Weekends, people are always asking me where they can take a friend, partner or young child that will help convince them that the outdoors - and hills - are worth the effort. Answering that need is this book, it's all about minimum effort for maximum results.' Each walk also includes tips on safety, kit, weather, walking responsibly, maps, tackling hills sensibly, and taking children, friends and reluctant walkers.