On November 14, 1965, United States soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division set down in Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of South Vietnam.
What ensued was the first major battle between the US Airmobile soldiers and the North Vietnamese. "We Were Soldiers Once" is the tragic first-hand account of the horrific events these soldiers endured during this 4 day battle.
This is a story of bravery and heroism, both of the average soldier and the seasoned veteran. A great book to help you understand just what the military went through in Vietnam.