May of 1967: The men of the US Army's 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division are on a search and destroy mission in the jungles of Vietnam's Central Highlands when they run headlong into a massive force of North Vietnamese soldiers on the Cambodian border. In a savage battle known as the "Nine Days in May", outnumbered American troops fight a series of intense close-quarters firefights against well-armed Communists. When the smoke clears, hundreds of enemy soldiers are dead and three men are awarded the Medal of Honor and their unit has earned the coveted Presidential Unit Citation.
Samuel K. Dolan
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Two book, YOUNG SOLDIERS AMAZING WARRIORS by Robert Sholly and NINE DAYS IN MAY by Warren Wilkins are filled with first hand accounts of this classic Infantry clash with the 32nd and 66th NVA Regiments. These same hard core NVA units fought the 1st Cavalru Div. in the Is Drang Valley in 1965, that was the first real battle of the two Army's in the Vietnam War. See more
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