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Posted: 12/30/2001 6:07:22 PM EDT
Just saw preview for new Mel Gibson flick. War movie set in Nam. Can't wait. Saw "Vanilla Sky". Two words: [b]Tech Support!!![/b] [;)]
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 6:35:02 PM EDT
Just like Blackhawk Down, "We Were Soldiers Once" is a great book. Just like Black hawk it gives a minute to minute account of a horrendous battle. This was one of the first times that the US Army using the Air Cav locked horns with NVA regulars. I have reread it several times. Wabi
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 6:46:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2001 7:11:55 PM EDT by 5subslr5]
Originally Posted By wabi: .... US Army using the Air Cav locked horns with NVA regular..... Wabi
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I think you're right. Also I believe Gen. Giap used this battle as a sort of test. Think he decided to figure another way. Seems as if there was also some Lt. who wanted to get the Medal (MOH) - got himself killed and a bunch of his men pretty early in the battle. Purple Heart - no MOH. Battle was maybe in the Ia Drang ??
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 6:57:22 PM EDT
Hey 5subslr5, what the heck is the MOA? I don't see it in my book of military ribbons. [smoke]
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 6:59:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 7:10:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 7:14:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: MOH maybe? Medal of Honor?
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Well, it's obvious that none of you have any familiarity with the coveted "Minute-of-Angle-Medal-of-Honor.
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 7:21:22 PM EDT
I believe the History Channel covered this battle as the definitive example of Air Mobile combat operations in Vietnam. Very nice segment, with A LOT of footage.
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