and Young: Ia Drang - The Battel That Changed the War in Vietnam.
In a place soon to be known as the Valley of Death, in a small clearing called landing zone X-Ray, Lt. Colonel Harold Moore and 400 young fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons, all troopers from an elite American combat division, were surrounded by 2,000 Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuring battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history. "We Were Solders Once. and Young" is a tribute to the nobility of those under fire, their common acts of uncommon courage and bravery, and their loyalty to and love for one another.
The men who were joined in Calvary Seven were told by Lt. Colonel Moore that he could not promise that all of his men would come back alive, but they would all come back. The men were surrounded by Vietnamese soldiers, but continued to fight for their country, in which they loved. The men continued to live by their Colonel's words, and left no man who was injured unnattended. Although it was only a three day battle, most of their men died on the battlefield but, as promised, their bodies were returned home safely for a burial. These men fought for not only their lives, but the lives of their friends. They put themselves before others to keep their plattoon alive.
The soldiers were sprayed with Napalm, and countless other destructive weapons, but charged on to fight the Vietnamese, who were surrounding them quite quickly. They were forced to watch their friends and officers die in battle, but somehow kept enough courage and bravery to keep fighting - fighting for themselves, their country, their friends, and to be able to go back home to see their not forgotton families. .
Although Lt. Colonel Moore was one of the few who did get to return home, he risked his life for his soldiers, and made sure that who was able to survive did. He had kept strong through seeing a new father shot to death right in front of his eyes, and felt the pain of the young men who's families would never be able to see them again alive.