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We Were Soldiers....Once and Young Book Review Summary

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Col Hal Moore and 395 US American troops form the 1/7 Calvary of the US Army were the first Air Mobile Unit of the Vietnam War. These men flew into a LZ(Landing zone) in the intent of seeking out and destroying the VC(VietCong Army). What was suppose to be a simple mission turned out to be one of the bloodiest battles of the war at the Ia Drang Valley. To the troops it was known as the "Valley of Death". Read how Col. Moore managed to hang on to the hot LZ for days of Nov 14-16,1965 and brought all his soldiers home dead or alive. What a battle it was for the enemy had 4000 well trained soldiers against our 395. Plus read how a platoon of soldiers were surrounded but managed to be saved without being destroyed.
This report prepared by Jeffery Willett








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1960's History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific war?    -   Vietnam War

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   5 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   9 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   2 () Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot Maps necessary?    -   Maps not in sufficient detail Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   6 ()

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