The Vietnam War was one, and perhaps the most, controversial and polarizing wars of all times. Never officially declared a war by the U.S. government, it spanned most of the 60’s and spilled into the 70’s, creating an incredible and never before seen movement of U.S. citizens trying to avoid being drafted into the U.S. military at the time. Being drafted was widely considered at the time to be a death sentence. Movies such as this help to explain why.
A fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. It was based on a book by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and war journalist Joseph L. Galloway about the Vietnam War, and it focuses on the role of the First and Second Battalions of the 7th Cavalry Regiment in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, the United States’ first large-unit battle of the Vietnam War. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, then Lt. Colonel Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the Vietnam War. Definitely a must see movie.
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