They Were Soldiers

Forty-four years ago today, Nov. 14, 1965, 1/7 Cav of the 1st Cavalry Division choppered into LZ X-ray in the Ia Drang Valley in a reconnaissance in force that encountered three regiments of the People’s Army of Vietnam dug in on and around the Chu Pong massif.

A wonderful Sunday morning read, courtesy Jules Crittenden.

For anyone who has only seen the movie “We were Soldiers” and hasn’t read the book on which it was based – We Were Soldiers Once… And Young by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore, this piece will help fill in a harrowing gap in the story, as the film really only covered the first 1/2 of the book itself.