Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ia Drang Valley, 1965

41 years ago today, the 1st Cavalry Division was in the fight of its life in the Ia Drang Valley. Their epic battle was documented by its Commander, Hal Moore and a journalist, Joe Galloway. Later, parts of the book were made into a movie by Mel Gibson... We Were Soldiers Once... and Young. The battle rages for a few more days. In that time, check out the book or movie and learn about the U.S. Army's first battle against the North Vietnamese Army regulars. One piece of history that was saved may be read here.

It reminds me of The Old Guard toast...

Toaster: "Here's to us and those like us!"

Everyone: "Damn few left!"