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    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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    We Were Soldiers One… And Young is a thrilling novel the recounts the First and Second Battalions of 7th Cavalry Regimen during the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. The events in the book are told by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore the commander of the battalion and Joseph L. Galloway a war journalist. Moore is in charge of two battalions that are some of the first to incorporate helicopters into their tactics. They go into Vietnam under manned due to expiring enlistments; they had to fight a true…

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    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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    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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    Col. Moore was that his battle position was being overrun. Him and his men were ambushed and were getting overrun by all perimeters. He then noticed that they weren’t going to leave out of their alive with just using their rifles and machine guns. So he called in “Broken Arrow” which is a distressed signal and was used to call in every available air support to help a unit that was being overrun. He called this in on Day 2 on November 15th. He and his men witnessed napalm spreading all around…

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    The Marine Corps also found extensive use for the helicopter. After establishing a forward operating base at Soc Trang in the Mekong Delta early in 1962, the Marine Corps helicopters were put to work almost immediately moving South Vietnamese soldiers into battle positions (Camp, 2013). As the war progressed, the Marine’s ability to use the helicopter expanded. Beginning the war with the ancient H-34 piston powered medium lift helicopter, the Marine Corps were eventually fielded newer CH-46 Sea…

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    In Vietnam, the country was temporarily divided into North and South, called the 17th parallel, where civilians could move freely between two states. Two years later elections were held to make a unified government. The U.S. government did not like this because the elections might not be fair and if the Communist won the Vietnam war, Communism could spread and it could be a bigger threat to U.S. Basically the Vietnam War started because of Communism. In 1950, the Indochina War begins. Also,…

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    with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division in the Vietnam War when the ground commander ordered the aircraft to abort the scheduled search and destroy mission from Plei Me, Vietnam, to Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley. However, Major Crandall, having successfully landed once despite enemy fire, assessed the situation at Landing Zone X-Ray and determined the troops were in need of ammunition and medical evacuation. Quickly, Major Crandall ignored the orders…

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    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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    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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