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The Roots of Conflict— Vietnam War’s True Dawn

By Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. —GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT One month of maneuver, attack,

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How the Helicopter Changed Modern Warfare: Vietnam

Battle of IA Drang Valley

By Walter J. Boyne Establishment of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) The combined results of [testing] and the operations in Vietnam led to the establishment of the iconic 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), unit­ing the resources of the Second Infantry Division

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John Eade: “I Am Going to Die Well”

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By Jules Crittenden There are people who have the ability to surprise you with the evidence, against long odds, that it is possible to retain a sense of wonder, some ideals and even wistful dreams, when cynicism, demons and nightmares

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Artillery in the Ia Drang Valley

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By Robert Barker The 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmoble) arrived in Qui Nhon, RVN on September 18, 1965, after thirty days on board the USNS Rose. The brigade combat units were 1st and 2nd Battalions, 7th Cavalry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery

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Stalactites of Fire

Larry Gwin

By Larry Gwin Close Air Support at LZ Albany, November 17, 1965 (with an excerpt from Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir) On the morning of November 17, 1965, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, received orders to spearhead the battalion out

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