TITLE

Ap Bac, la Drang, and roads not taken

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Vietnam;Dec2010, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the two legendary battles which have proven to be pivotal to the paths in Vietnam chosen by the U.S. policymakers. It outlines the battle of the Ap Bac on the second day of 1963 which John Paul Vann had depicted as a glaring example of South Vietnamese military incompetence, citing the comment of General Paul Harkins. It depicts the Ia Drang campaign in November 1965 in which more than 545 Americans died and Joseph Galloway was awarded for the valor he has exhibited.
ACCESSION #
56103424

 

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