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Steel My Soldiers' Hearts
Col. David Hackworth wrote the Army's counterguerilla-fighting handbook for the war in Vietnam. For his second tour he is given command of the 4/39th, a poorly trained battalion with a high casualty rate that is considered the worst fighting force in Vietnam at the time. Col. Hackworth forcibly molds the misfits into a highly effective combat unit, firing and hiring, fighting alongside the men and arguing with ineffective superiors. The unit is comple...