We've been in contact with her family since 1976 and started visiting Viet Nam in 1992, bought a house there in 1997 and have retired here. The book is a fitting successor to We Were Soldiers Once. Their ability to capture man's sense of heroism and brotherhood, their love for their men and their former enemies, and their fascination with the history of this enigmatic country make for riveting reading. There are times when his voice quavers in recounting certain incidents, which brought tears to my own eyes. The style of writing is straight forward and meticulous with details but I did not read the last few chapters.
Recognizing that there would be more attacks later, he sought and obtained authority to run several surprise emergency evacuation drills each year. A full length biography of Lt. The style of writing is straight forward and meticulous with details but I did not read the last few chapters. In this book Moore, Galloway, and members of the First Air Cavalry journey back to Vietnam to revisit their old battlefields. Harold Moore and journalist , Joseph Galloway return to Vietnam more than four decades after the 34-day Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. More than fifteen years since its original publication, the number one New York Times bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once. General and the other a journalist.
It would be a monumental task for Moore and Galloway to top their classic 1992 memoir, We Were Soldiers Once. More than fifteen years since its original publication, the number one New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once. I think that Galloway and The Hack, David Hackworth, for that matter, were and are stuck in a 40 year old mind set, Colin Powell is an other example. Moore has some pretty strong feelings about war and honor, and those are beliefs that I can certainly get behind. These men and their countries have all changed dramatically since the first head-on collision between the two great armies back in November 1965. He knew all to well!!! We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war's devastating cost. General Moore's thoughts on war should be read by every politician! Having met General Moore, I have a huge military crush on the man -- he is a legend.
One of the very best books on the subject of war etc I've ever read. There's never been a noble war except in the history books and propaganda movies. Two points that stick with me, perhaps because they were stressed and repeated, were the N. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. I thoroughly enjoyed this read because I was alive during this time and remember so well the nightly news reports about the battles and the casualties and the protests. Owing to the threat of bandits and nearby Khmer Rouge guerrillas, this was not exactly a safe undertaking.
We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war's devastating cost. Moore had the opportunity to meet the men who had commanded the North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang valley and found that they had much in common. Moore is predominantly the voice within this text and in parts, he provides a considerable amount of political commentary. After a trip in a Russian-made helicopter to the Ia Drang Valley in the Central Highlands, with the Vietnamese pilots using Moore's vintage U. After a trip in a Russian-made helicopter to the Ia Drang Valley in the Central Highlands, with the Vietnamese pilots using Moore's vintage U. They watched their buddies die and lived through the horrors that war produces.
Great Read I thought this was a good book. With sixteen pages of photos, tributes to departed friends and loved ones, and General Moore's reflections on lessons learned throughout his military career, We Are Soldiers Still puts a human face on warfare in a way that will not soon be forgotten. He had not been impressed with the decision quality of the Johnson administration, and his first return trip to Vietnam reinforced that opinion. This book is a mix of the story of American and Vietnamese military men coming together a couple decades after the war and a treatise on leadership and war --plus some filler material. These drills paid off on September 11, 2001.
I recommended the first to my father whom was in Vietnam as well as this book. This is an outstanding book by an outstanding soldier and reporter on war, healing, forgiveness, and outstanding onsite into genuine leadership. Less than a year after returning to Viet Nam, my wife and I were part of the evacuation of Saigon 18 April 1975. A totally recommended read - even with that unnecessary chapter! Please read it, and see the basic and good principles which are indeed common sense and seem easy to do, but in actuality living these principles takes a great deal of discipline and no fear of failure. There are also questions about whether they are still in touch with their North Vietnam counterparts and where they are now. A must read for all military leaders.
One of them a Lt. The most important aspect of the book is that it provides a rare look at the North Vietnamese point of view. Where have all the flowers gone? In a rare opportunity, they get to meet and interact with commanders and soldiers who fought against them and General Giap who commanded the Viet Minh against the French. The section on Rick Rescorla was especially poignant. If you want to understand the soul of a soldier.
The bulk of this sequel recounts their six trips back to Vietnam, starting in 1990 and culminating in 2005. Two points that stick with me, perhaps because they were stressed and repeated, were the N. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. In this well-written sequel to their earlier book, the authors recount their meeting their Viet Cong counterparts many years after the war. There's always one more thing you can do to influence any situation in your favour.