Bruce P. Crandall's UH-1 Huey helicopter and U.S. Air Cavalrymen under fire at LZ X-Ray - Battle of Ia Drang Valley - Battle of Ia Drang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Combat operations at Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, November Bruce P. Crandall's Huey dispatches infantry while under fire. Photograph Courtesy of the US Army

Battle of La Drang - In 1954, the French decided to draw their struggles in what was once called French Indochina to a close. From then until the end of…

Cavalry lands at LZ X-Ray - Battle of Ia Drang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

THE BATTLE OF IA DRANG VALLEY | Vietnam War Documentary 1965 - YouTube

November 1965 The Battle of Ia Drang Valley marks the first major battle between U. troops and NVA inside South Vietnam.

Joe Galloway: Vietnam, In 1998, Galloway was recognized with the Bronze Star with Valor when during the November 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, the first major conflict fought by U.S. troops during the Vietnam war, he repeatedly disregarded his own safety to rescue wounded soldiers under fire.[8]   Galloway as well as commanding officer Lt Col Moore are featured in the movie "We Were Soldiers"

Joe Galloway: In Galloway was recognized with the Bronze Star medal when, during the November 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, he repeatedly disregarded his own safety to rescue wounded soldiers under fire.

Battle of Ia Drang in the Vietnam War

First Blood in Vietnam: Battle of Ia Drang

The Battle of Ia Drang was fought November during the Vietnam War and was the first major battle to involve American troops.

Col Hal Moore led US troops in the first helicopter battle in Vietnam.  See "We Were Soldiers Once..."

Col Hal Moore led US troops in the first helicopter battle in Vietnam. See "We Were Soldiers Once.

VIETNAM | Battle of "Ia Drang" REAL battle that inspired the movie "We Were Soldiers".

The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between regulars of the United States Army and regulars of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN / NVA) of Nor.

United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore in command of the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965.

United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore in command of the Battalion Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of Ia Drang in

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore Jr. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang, in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is the author of "We Were Soldiers Once And Young," which was adapted into the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers"

Lt General Hal Moore, who was Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Battalion, Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang best known publically for the movie "We were Soldiers" As he is the REAL Deal portrayed by Mel Gibson

The real Colonel Hal Moore (left) and Sergeant Major Basil Plumley (right) of the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley.

The real Colonel Hal Moore (left) and Sergeant Major Basil Plumley (right) of the Cavalry at the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley.

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