Battle of Ia Drang

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  • Ia Drang: The Battle Of Vietnam

    The first major battle between the soldiers of the United States Army and the troops from the People’s Army of Vietnam was the Battle of Ia Drang. This particular battle, held between November 14 and November 18, 1965, was especially significant because it included a wide arrow of strategic guerrilla warfare tactics all the way to using air support to an advantage. The 4-day battle deepened the United States’ involvement with South Vietnam against the North Vietnamese forces. North Vietnam showed that they were ready to fight the United States and demonstrated the ability to adapt to the tactics used by their adversaries. However, in the Battle of Ia Drang, the American force proved to have superior tactics over the Vietnamese using air mobility, artillery fire, and air support which led to an overall U.S. victory in the Vietnam War. Considering that The Battle of Ia Drang was the first battle of the Vietnam war, it is important to explain why the war started in the first place. Many factors derived from the symptoms and results of the Cold War. Before World War II, Vietnam had been a part of the French nation. However during the war, the French lost possession of Vietnam as it was overrun by the Japanese. Eventually, the Japanese retreated and the people of Vietnam began to build up their own government system…

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  • Hal Moore Leadership Analysis

    The Battle of LA Drang began in November 1965 when 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam. Suddenly that dropped turned into a war zone. There was 4,000 North Vietnamese soldiers, surrounding them that was no clear landing zone for them to escape. Moore had to think quickly and fight back in order to keep himself and his battalion alive. Luckily, Moore read a lot and before going to Vietnam, he knew about…

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  • We Were Soldiers Once And Young Analysis

    Careful analysis of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” and Harold Moore’s and Joseph Galloway’s “We Were Soldiers Once… And Young” reveals two markedly different portrayals of the United States’ army during the Vietnam War. This change mirrors the dwindling optimism of the American people from Moore and Galloway’s account of the 1965 Battle of la Drang and O’Brien’s more comprehensive account of the later stages of the war and post-war period. While O’Brien, Moore, and Galloway all served…

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  • Summary Of The Song 'Ohio'

    The movie tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley. The military higher-ups in the US army stated that the battle was a success. I would be willing to say that if you were to ask someone who was actually on the ground fighting the battle, they would not come to the same conclusion. The battle lines were not clearly drawn during the battle. Where friend and foe was located was often blurred. This lead to the US force being devastated and soldiers dying from gunfire from their own side.…

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  • The Vietnam War: Film Analysis

    this war were the brave United States ' soldiers in which they got affected by this war in different ways whether by losing their life or by beliefs that their life is always in danger and they couldn 't trust anyone. The media and the press also had a role as they were the only way for the coverage to the people in the United States and this coverage was by making movies about the war or writing articles and publishing pictures in the newspaper which had a huge effect on the reader. There was…

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  • Saigon Turning Point

    First Battle of Saigon Introduction: The Vietnam war was in what could be argued as the 14th year of U.S. involvement when Saigon was attacked by well organized and armed Vietcong and North Vietnamese army. On 30 January 1968, approximately half of the South Vietnamese army’s 350,000 Soldiers were on leave and celebrating the traditional seven day cease fire and “Tet”. In addition to the Vietnamese forces, a large majority of the 400,000 plus foreign Soldiers were relaxing and enjoying the…

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  • Vietnam Letters Home Analysis

    end his life here, in a hospital away from his family all alone. I began to reply his bandages ask he stirred and groaned. Waking up he yelled for his mum and sat upright forgetting about his broken ribs, he yelled in pain and lay back down. Ask I had done for the past 8 days I explained to him he was injured in a bombing during the Vietnam War, his mother was home in New Zealand and his father was also fighting against North Vietnam. I know he will be gone next week with another soldier in his…

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